Merlin : Java Glossary


Oracle’s code name for the JDK (Java Development Kit) 1.4. It is mostly for bug fixes and performance enhancement rather than new features. Coming features include keyboard accelerators for long Choice lists, 64-bit JVM (Java Virtual Machine) s, shared code between JVM s, faster class loading, UTF-7 encoding, simple assertions, concise array literals for more compact class files with array initialisation, IPV6, standard inferface for PODs (Persistent Object Databases). What is not there is any fast start feature such as gespenstering or hibernation.

The Apache Avalon Merlinproject allowsed complicated container/component models.

list of the code names and their release dates

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