Chrysalis

Well, it’s nearly the end of 2009 and the Apache Kato podling has progressed somewhat during the year.

The high points were:

  • Java One,  where Steve Poole presented Kato and JSR-326 a Birds of a Feather session.
  • The JSR 326 Early Draft Review was published by the JCP
  • The CJVMTI agent was written to produce the dumps required for a reference implementation, and this continues to progress.
  • The TCK is up and running, so we can test.
  • The Hprof implementation also continues to progress.
  • The first release candidates were made available.

There are still plentyof things to do next year:

  • We will have our first release, a milestone release to demonstrate what we have so far.
  • The dump API is to be completed. This means that dumps can be initiated by programs consistently.
  • After the Final Draft Review, we should have a standard.
  • Then, who knows, maybe it will be included in Java 7.

I was hoping to have in this blog, useful information for diagnosing problems – once we have a first release I write about the API and what you can do with it.

Signing off,

Stuart

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