[foreign] Panama/foreign EA build, December 2020 edition
maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Wed Dec 16 12:09:29 UTC 2020
we have just released new early access binaries for Project Panama:
The most important change in this EA, is that this brings the upstreamed
Foreign Memory Access and Foreign Linker APIs to the Panama EA - which
means that the jextract tool found in the EA is now fully compatible
with the APIs in Java SE 16. That is, you can use jextract tool from the
Panama EA, and then run the resulting bindings on a stock Java 16 build.
Some of the latest fixes couldn't make the cut, sadly. This is caused by
the fact that JEP 396  causes issues with IDEs at the moment (e.g.
IntelliJ) - so we decided to release an EA which is based on 16 _before_
396 was integrated, so that the build is still usable inside an IDE. As
soon as IDEs will add support for JEP 396 (which will happen soon ),
we will issue another EA, based on Java 17, but, again, where jextract
output will be fully compatible with the APIs included in Java 16.
 - https://openjdk.java.net/jeps/396
 - https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-257630
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