Welcome to Jython 2.0 beta 1 ============================= Jython is the successor to JPython. The Jython project was created in accordance with the CNRI JPython 1.1.x license, in order to ensure the continued existence and development of this important piece of Python software. If you are a JPython-1.1 user, you'll want to take a look at some of the differences between JPython-1.1 and Jython 2.0. In particulary the few places where backward compatibility have been broken. - The user configuration file is now called <user.home>/.jython - The jar file conytaining all jython is now called jython.jar. - Text files will pass data read and written through the default codecs for the JVM. Binary files will write only the lower eight bits of each unicode character. - arrays passed to java code will no longer autocoerce just because the elements can be autocoerced. - The precedence of java loading have changed. Now the sys.path is searched for python modules before the CLASSPATH and sys.path is searched for java class and java packages. - The \x escape have changed, now it will eat two hex characters but never more. The behaviour matches CPython2.0 - The python.path property is appended to sys.path instead of being inserted at position 1 in sys.path.