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How and where to announce new releases?

The release itself is done on sourceforge. It includes release notes and the changelog (copy-pasted from the changelog in CVS). An item automatically appears under http://sourceforge.net/new/, but I don't think this will reach many people, given the number of releases every day. It is an option to write a news item on the Nice project: a few are selected by people and put on the main website. There is also the Java foundry, where news items can be submitted.

Nice has also a project page on freshmeat and in the GNU directory.

Lambda the Ultimate is a good place to announce Nice (major releases only), or to discuss a new feature. Is there a LtU regular who would like to be in charge of this?

Newsgroups: anybody using these? (comp.lang.???).

comp.lang.java.advocacy -- IsaacGouy - 27 Aug 2003

Other places?

-- DanielBonniot - 30 May 2003

Sample presentation text for Nice

This can be used, after possible editing to adapt it to the audience, to give a short presentation of Nice:

Nice is a new object-oriented programming language based on Java. It incorporates features from functional programming, and puts into practice state-of-the-art results from academic research. Among the advanced features: parametric types, anonymous functions, multi-methods, tuples, optional parameters to methods, design by contract, detection of many errors during compilation (in particular, concerning casts and null references). This results in more expressivity, modularity, and type safety.

Changes in each major version from the previous one

0.8

Added various missing Java constructs: super, synchronized statements, Java 1.4 style assertions, and Java 1.5-compatible generic classes. Also implemented Design By Contract features: pre- and post-conditions for methods. Method dispatch can be done on boolean and integer values.

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