Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
The GWT community has released the Google Web Toolkit 1.4 Release Candidate 2.
As Scott Blum says:
This may well be the best and most solid GWT release to date, and we expect this build will become the final 1.4 release.
Still, until we designate a “final” 1.4 release, we strongly recommend against using it in production applications.
There is something enjoyable about watching a new release of GWT. Being able to rerun the compiler and see that your output got leaner, meaner, and faster, is pretty cool. It reminds me of the days of playing with gcc and egcs.
Running Java 5 is going to be great too:
Looking ahead, we plan to start on GWT 1.5 quickly, the main thrust of which will be Java 5.0 language support and all that entails. We intend to make a wholesale shift to 5.0 syntax for all GWT client code; with luck this won’t be problematic, since Java 5.0 syntax is largely backwards compatible.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:28 am