Friday, 30 December 2005

Joda-Time subprojects released

I've just finished releasing the Joda-Time hibernate support (0.8) and Joda-Time JSP tags (0.9) subprojects.

Both these projects are still officially pre a 1.0 release, however its good to have them available properly. I had intended to release the jsptags project as 1.0, but a cunning plan ensued which caused me to go to 0.9 instead. Hopefully I can confess what I've been up to soon, its really very useful!

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!