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.