It took a while, but version 1.1 of Joda-Time, the replacement for JDK Date and Calendar, has been released!
This release does fix a few bugs, however these were mostly relatively minor. It does however include a number of useful new methods and usability enhancements. For example:
- a new Partial class, allowing any group of datetime fields to be defined. A typical use might be to create a YearMonth object for a credit card
- new convenience methods for adding periods, such as plusDays(n) or minusHours(n)
- YearMonthDay and TimeOfDay are now comparable
- new methods to create a Period from two YearMonthDay or two TimeOfDay objects
- new methods on Interval - gap, abuts and overlap
- better handling of two digit years in formatting/parsing
- added ISO formats for ordinal (dayOfYear) dates
And stay tuned for announcements about Hibernate and JSP integration!
Full details can be found on the website http://joda-time.sourceforge.net.
Oh, and if anyone wants to help develop another calendar systems, such as Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, etc. then please contact me!!!