Where to send people for preview builds and javadocs
michael.hixson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 22:24:19 PDT 2013
For now I'll keep pointing people at the lambda preview builds, but
I'll replace my local javadoc links with ones to the general Java 8
docs. It sounds like those are going to converge with the lambda docs
soon, and in the meantime, you all will probably do a better job of
keeping them up to date than I will. Links to my local javadocs are
being shared and I want to nip that problem in the bud.
(One has to wonder how pushing a set of unzipped lambda docs is
cumbersome given that you push a zipped set already. I must be
missing a piece of the puzzle. ;)
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Mike Duigou <mike.duigou at oracle.com> wrote:
> On Aug 26 2013, at 15:12 , Michael Hixson wrote:
>> I wrote a blog post about Java 8 a while ago that focused mostly on
>> project lambda features. It contained some links to a locally-hosted
>> version of the javadocs and invited people to download preview builds
>> from here:
>> 1. Is that still the right place to send people for preview builds?
> Yes. Though non-totally-bleeding-edge folks may want to look at the general Java 8 preview instead:
> which now has most of the lambda functionality. At this point the lambda preview is probably of interest to only those who are interested in specific fixes.
>> 2. If the answer for #1 will change over time, is there a mailing list
>> that will notify people about that change?
> This list.
>> 3. Is there an Oracle-hosted, non-.zip version of the javadocs that's
>> kept up to date with the latest preview builds?
> No. Unfortunately it has been too cumbersome for lambda preview to push a live set of docs.
> The general Java 8 preview builds *do* publish live javadocs that will generally (and increasingly) be quite similar to the lambda docs here:
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