JDK 7 build 98 is available. Build 98 contains a fix for building using Visual Studio 2010 and enables building for 64 bit Windows using gratis Windows 7.1 SDK 64 bit compilers. You can check out the list of changes for details, and get the source code.

On the Project Lambda mailing list Maurizio Cimadamore updated the Project Lambda prototype with support for exception transparency and disjunctive types and published instructions how to build the prototype in order to try out the proposed features. He implemented a prototype for the proposed 'defender methods' feature as well.

In addition, Project Coin's Joe Darcy provided some insight on the relation between effort and benefit of different kinds of participation in programming language evolution.

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