New DrJava Stable Release: drjava-stable-20100913-r5387

We have made an updated stable version available: drjava-stable-20100913-r5387. You can download it from the DrJava website or from SourceForge.

Available for download at .

DrJava is a lightweight programming environment for Java designed to
foster test-driven software development. It includes an intelligent
program editor, an interactions pane for evaluating program text, a
source level debugger, and a unit testing tool.

This stable release represents an update to the previous stable
release, providing a bug fix for three issues that proved to be
inconvenient for users.

Note: Java 1.4 compatibility has been dropped. To use DrJava, you will
need Java 5 or newer.

Bug fixes since last stable release:

  • The “Smart Run” feature properly runs a main method in a class
    first, and it does not attempt to call a zero-parameter constructor
    of a class if it does not exist.
  • The Apple Java 6 Developer Preview 6 (javase6release1dp6.dmg) is
    excluded as Java 6 JDK, as it does not contain a Java 6-compatible
    compiler. This caused NullPointerExceptions in rare cases.
  • On Linux systems with Java 5 or older, Metal is the default
    look-and-feel again. The system look-and-feel turned out to be

Note: These patches were applied to the previous stable release
in a branch. Even though this release has revision 5387, other
features, like Habanero Java integration, are not yet included.
They will be contained in an upcoming development release.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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