Thursday, 11 August 2005

Joda-Time 1.1 is released

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!!!

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