# Friday, 07 October 2011
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New Development Snapshot

Time for a new snapshot. With the (more or less) completion of java.nio.file the release is getting closer. There are still some minor issues, but the bulk of the work is now complete.

Changes:

  • Fixed ikvmstub to handle annotation defaults.
  • Fixed ikvmc to generate (private) setter for final instance fields that get an access stub to support serialization and reflection.
  • Runtime.exec() fix. When disambiguating executable names, we should only try to append .exe if the filename doesn't already contain a dot.
  • Removed unnecessary link demand from MappedByteBuffer that caused problems when building for .NET 4.0.
  • Fixed MethodHandle constructor invocation issue when running on .NET 4.0.
  • Removed mapping of System.Security.VerificationException to java.lang.VerifyError.
  • Fixed os.name and os.version system properties when running on unknown Windows version (Windows 8).
  • Bug fix. IPInterfaceProperties.GetIPv_Properties() can throw an exception (and does so on Windows 8 for some interfaces).
  • Fixed ikvmc to not open the remap file with write access.
  • Implemented remaining java.nio.file functionality (minus most optional functionality and ACL support).
  • IKVM.Reflection: Implemented ToString() for EventInfo and PropertyInfo.
  • IKVM.Reflection: Copy all assembly flags when adding an assembly reference (WinRT fix).
  • IKVM.Reflection: Added API extension to query and define custom attributes on interfaceimpl records.
  • IKVM.Reflection: Added support for targetting ARM.
  • IKVM.Reflection: Added ILGenerator.__StackHeight property API extension.

Binaries available here: ikvmbin-7.0.4296.zip

Friday, 07 October 2011 12:38:26 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [0]
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