Thursday, 22 December 2005

Joda-Time 1.2 is released

I had hoped it might have been released before Javapolis, but time pressures came into play (no pun intended!) Anyway, Joda-Time 1.2, the replacement for JDK Date and Calendar, is now released!

This release fixes a few bugs and upgrades to the latest time zone information. It also includes two new calendar systems, Ethiopic and Islamic. I am still looking to expand the range of calendar systems though, there are numerous ones still to add.

Also added were convenience methods on properties to create an interval for a whole month/week etc (toInterval), and to set a date to the last day in a month (withMaximumValue).

The feedback from Joshua Bloch and the rest of the audience at Javapolis was useful, and I expect to enhance and clarify the API over the coming year.

Full details can be found on the website http://joda-time.sourceforge.net. As always, feedback welcome!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Stephen,

    I'd like to make you aware of the Chronos Date/Time Library (http://www.chronos-st.org.) I am the author. Send me an e-mail if you'd like to talk shop.

    --Alan

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  2. Ahh, so you're the author of JodaTime! This is a great, great library. Saved us loads of time in time calculations and zone translations.

    Kudos for such a superb work.

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  3. Could you elaborate on what feedback Josh and the audience gave you?

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