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BSF 2.4, 2006-10-06
Release notes for BSF 2.4 (
About the "Bean Scripting Framework (BSF)"
BSF allows Java programmers to easily deploy scripts written in many scripting
(like) languages like JavaScript, JLog (PROLOG) Jython, Rexx, and use even XSLT
with the same simple, but powerful BSF APIs.
It is possible to supply arguments and retrieve result values from the scripts,
as well as sharing Java objects among each other (and among all scripts that are
deployed with the help of the same BSF manager).
BSF itself can be deployed starting with Java version 1.3, but some scripting
languages may need newer versions of Java.
This release is meant to be fully compatible with any previous version of BSF.
Changes to previous release candidate
- Bug fixes, e.g.
- datatype conversion now encompasses the oversighted primitive datatype
"char" into account (class '',
- dynamic event adapter creation now succeeds
- fixed a few spelling errors in the code
- Enhancements, changes, e.g.
- can be used as an extension package to Java by placing it into
"jre/lib/ext" [using the thread's context classloader, ie. the result
of 'Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader()']
- removed experimental 'DebugLog' class, superceded by commons-logging
and log4j
- removed 'org.apache.bsf.engines.activescript.*', as it is not
supported anymore (stems from the original IBM codebase, but would
need native Windows code to bridge OLE/ActiveX)
- removed 'org.apache.bsf.engines.jpython', as it is superceded by
the newer 'org.apache.bsf.engines.jython'
- '': new method
"public String getVersion()", returns string in the form of a
dewey decimal number 'abc' (three levels, each between 0 and 9)
'abc.yyyymmdd', 'yyyy' four digit year, 'mm' two digit month,
'dd' two digit day;
e.g. '240.20061006' stands for: BSF version 2.4.0 as of 2006-10-06
- new class 'org.apache.bsf.utils.BSFEventProcessorReturningEventInfos'
- '': added the method
People who have contributed to this release one way or the other
(order by first name)
Don Schwarz
Henning P. Schmiedehausen
Igor Bukanov
Kev Jackson
Nandika Jayawardana
Nilupa Bandara
Rony G. Flatscher
Sanjiva Weerawarana
Sanka Samaranayke
Thomas Klaeger (Kl&auml;ger)
Victor J. Orlikowski