Thursday, 27 April 2017

Byteman 3.0.10 and 4.0.0-BETA5 have been released


Byteman 3.0.10 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository. It is accompanied by a corresponding 4.0.0-BETA5 release for JDK9.
3.0.10 is a minor update for the preceding release 3.0.9. It fixes a couple of bugs in the type checker. It is intended for use on JDK8 and earlier.
4.0.0-BETA5 is the corresponding release for use with JDK9. As well as providing the type checker fixes it also includes fixes to a couple of bugs found when testing on jdk9. One is a genuine bug in Byteman, the other works around a limitation on the use of method handles as currently implemented by JDK9.
More details can be found in the Release Notes.
Note that release 3.0.9 is intended for use on JDK6-8 whereas preview release Byteman 4.0.0-BETA4 is intended for use on the latest early access releases of JDK9 (jdk9-ea+165 and later).
Note also that 4.0.0-BETA4 should still work compatibly with 3.0.10 on JDK6-8.
 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Byteman 3.0.9 and 4.0.0-BETA4 have been released


Byteman 3.0.9 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository. It is accompanied by a corresponding 4.0.0-BETA4 release for JDK9.
3.0.9 is a minor update for the preceding release 3.0.8. It fixes one bug in the 3.08 release for jdk8 which was latent but hidden by a second bug (also fixed :-).
The same bug does actually manifest in release 4.0.0-BETA3 for jdk9-ea+151 (the jdk9 pre-release version which accompanied 3.0.8) courtesy of other Byteman changes made to accommodate Jigsaw. The BETA4 release fixes this bug and also includes updates to accommodate further changes made to Jigsaw in versions up to and including jdk9-ea+165.
More details can be found in the Release Notes.

Note that release 3.0.9 is intended for use on JDK6-8 whereas preview release Byteman 4.0.0-BETA4 is intended for use on the latest early access releases of JDK9 (jdk9-ea+165 and later).
With luck 4.0.0-BETA4 will be the last BETA release for jdk9 and the current parallel release streams will merge when 4.0.0 is released.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Byteman 3.0.8 has been released

Byteman 3.0.8 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository.


This is a minor update for the preceding release 3.0.7. It fixes a small problem in the top-level pom which was causing artifact resolution issues for some Maven-based projects wishing to consume byteman. It also contains some cosmetic tweaks to the dtest contributed library. More details can be found in the Release Notes.

Note that release 3.0.8 is intended for use on JDK6-8. Preview release Byteman 4.0.0-BETA3 is available for use on early access releases of JDK9.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Byteman 3.0.7 has been released

Byteman 3.0.7 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository.

This is an update for the preceding release 3.0.6. It includes a few new features and bug fixes. More details can be found in the Release Notes.

Note that release 3.0.7 is intended for use on JDK6-8. Preview release Byteman 4.0.0-BETA3 is available for use on early access releases of JDK9.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Byteman 4.0.0-BETA3 has been released

Byteman 4.0.0-BETA3 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository.



This is a preview release allowing Byteman to be used with the latest JDK9 release (Early Access release b151 for JDK 9 and later releases) which includes the Java Platform Module System (JPMS aka Jigsaw). It should also operate as normal on JDK6-8.

Byteman 4.0.0-BETA3 updates the previous BETA2 release to introduce some internal changes which make Byteman operate better on JDK9. In the process it resolves some outstanding issues relating to reference to non-public classes. See the Release Notes for more details.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Byteman 4.0.0-BETA2 has been released

Byteman 4.0.0-BETA2 is now available from the Byteman downloads page and from the Maven Central repository.



This is a preview release allowing Byteman to be used with the latest JDK9 release (Early Access release b151 for JDK 9) which includes the Java Platform Module System (JPMS aka Jigsaw). Byteman 4.0.0-BETA2 updates the previous BETA1 release to cope with minor changes in the JPMS implementation. It introduces no new functionality.