from the Coffee-or-IcedTea dept.
nobbis writes "Java 8 Early Access Release Candidate Available. Early Access Release Candidate 2 was made available for download last week. Lambda Functions and a new Date Time API are major features of Java 8, with some lesser known performance enhancements, which are discussed by Drew Stephens in his blog Atomic Number Implementation. Oracle's head Java Evangelist Simon Ritter gives a run through of new features in this presentation to the Virtual Java User Group. Project Jigsaw has been delayed again and is now scheduled for release with Java 9."
The bug report looks healthy and Java 8 is due for release on March 17th -- St. Patrick's Day.