+* This release requires semantic 1.2 (or later) and *
+* speedbar 0.11.1 or later. You can obtain both at *
+* http://www.ultranet.com/~zappo/semantic.shtml *
+* Simplified and rationalized the way JDEbug connects Emacs to
+ the debuggee app's standard I/O.
+ The new implementation eliminates the spurious "input error"
+ message when an application ends.
+* jde-sort-imports now works on XEmacs.
+ Thanks to "Dr. Volker Zell" <Dr.Volker.Zell@oracle.com> for
+* Replaced current semantic bovinator Java parser with a more rigorous parser modeled
+ on that included in the Java CUP package.
+ Thanks to David Ponce <firstname.lastname@example.org> for contributing the new grammar.
+* Get/set pair template now generates correct method name for getting
+ the value of boolean variables.
+ Thanks to Stephane <email@example.com> for contributing this fix.
+* Added sort option to Classes index menu.
+ Thanks to David Ponce for this contribution.
+* The JDE now sets the variable abbrevs-changed to nil after initializing
+ the abbrev-mode table for a Java source buffer. This is intended to
+ prevent Emacs from thinking that the abbreviations need to be save
+ the next time you save the source file.
+* Added a section on the Classes menu to the JDE User's Guide.
+* The javadoc command now works for class fields as well as methods
+ and classes. Thanks to David Ponce for <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+* The JDE's Lisp-based Java grammar has been extended to cover many
+ This results in more complete indexing of Java buffers, especially fields.
+ Thanks to David Ponce for contributing many of the grammar improvements.
+* The JDE's import and other wizards now work for Java extension classes.
+ Thanks to Mark Gibson <email@example.com> for this improvement.
+* The import wizard dialog now uses radio buttons rather than check boxes
+ to select the class to import.
+ Thanks to Mark Gibson for this enhancement.
+* The Classes index menu now can include (default) or omit
+ the types of fields as well as method signatures of all
+ classes in the current buffer.
+ USe the variable jde-imenu-include-signature to enable/disable this
+ Thanks to David Ponce for this enhancement.
+* The Classes index menu now includes (the default) or omits an index
+ for each class declaration in the current buffer.
+ Use the variable jde-imenu-include-classdef to include/omit class def
+ Thanks to David Ponce for this enhancement.
+* Changed the name of jde-enable-index-menu to jde-imenu-enable and
+ jde-enable-full-method-signatures-index-menu to
+ jde-imenu-include signature.
+* Added an entry to the JDEbug user guide about the need to set
+ jde-run-classic-mode-vm on when using JDK 1.3
+* Added transient to the list of variable modifiers in the
+ Thanks to Mike Bowler for reporting this problem and thanks to
+ David Ponce for providing a fix.
+* Classes index menu now shows full signatures of methods.
+ Thanks to Ittay Freiman <firstname.lastname@example.org> for suggesting this
+ enhancement and to David Ponce <email@example.com> for implementing it.
+* Added automatic generation of javadoc comment skeletons.
+ To generate a skeleton for the method or class at point,
+ select JDE->Document or type C-C C-v j. To customize the
+ skeletons, select JDE->Project->Options->Javadoc.
+ Thanks to David Ponce <firstname.lastname@example.org> for providing this
+* The import wizard now checks whether an import statement already
+ exists for the class at point and if so does not generate an
+ Thanks to Jim LoVerde<email@example.com> for contributing this
+* Parser now handles arrays in field declarations.
+ Thanks to Ittay Freiman <firstname.lastname@example.org> for reporting this bug.
+NOTE: This releases requires version 0.10 (or later) of Eric Ludlam's
+speedbar and version 1.1beta (or later) of Eric's semantic bovinator.
+You can download both packages from
+* The *Rescan* item on the Classes menu now works.
+* Updated grammar to handle argument variables with modifiers
+* Updated grammar to handle final methods.
+* Fixed user guide's table of contents to work in browsers that
+* Added variable jde-bug-raise-frame-p to allow a user to
+ specify whether the Emacs window should pop up when a
+* Fixed compatiblity bug that prevented JDEbug menu from appearing
+* Fixed stepping bug cause by missing jde-bug-install-jdebug-menu.
+* Completion menu now works on XEmacs.
+* Adds jde-sort-imports command contributed by
+ David Ponce <email@example.com>.
+ This command sorts the import statements in the current buffer
+ in ascending or descending order by package name.
+* Abbreviations now disabled in comments and strings.
+ Thanks to Eric D. Friedman <firstname.lastname@example.org> for this fix.
+* Adds control flow templates contributed by Eric D. Friedman <email@example.com>.
+ The templates provide completion for the following control flow statements:
+ for (int I=0;I<UL;I++) fori
+ NOTE: you must enable the JDE's abbreviation mode to use the templates.
+ See jde-enable-abbrev-mode.
+ To use a template, enter the abbreviation followed by a space. Some
+ templates optionally prompt you to fill in the skeleton. To enable
+ prompting, set the variable tempo-interactive to a non-nil value in
+ You can customize the templates to suit your indentation style. To
+ customize the templates, select Project->Options->Autocode from the
+* Added customization variable jde-bug-debugger-host-address.
+ The value of this variable defaults to the Emacs variable system-name.
+ JDEbug uses this variable to setup a socket connection with the debugger
+ for transporting the standard I/O of the debuggee process. You can set
+ this variable to an IP address if necessary. (This variable was added
+ at the request of a user whose network does not have a DNS for host name
+JDE-2.1.6beta24 Release Notes
+NOTE: This releases requires version 0.10 (or later) of Eric Ludlam's
+speedbar and version 1.1beta (or later) of Eric's semantic bovinator.
+You can download both packages from
+* Adds a Classes index menu to the Emacs menubar.
+ The index lists all methods, fields, and inner classes for all
+ classes in the current Java source buffer. Click any entry to
+ scroll the buffer to the corresponding class member.
+ Set jde-enable-classes-menu-index off to disable the Classes menu.
+* Fixed lisp regression error in listen and attach commands for JDEbug.
+* The JDEbug process launch command now uses the value of system-name
+ to specify the local host when connecting to the debuggee process
+ SIO socket. This cures the launch failures some users are experiencing
+* Added a jde-complete-at-point-menu command that displays a popup menu of
+ completions for the method or field at point. The command is bound
+ to the C-c C-v C-. keystroke combination. The old minibuffer functionality
+ continues to be available as jde-complete-at-point. It is bound to the
+ Thanks to Howard Spector <firstname.lastname@example.org> for this very useful
+* JDE now displays or hide the JDEbug menu when you select or deselect JDEbug as
+* The JDE now uses a grammar-based (instead of regular-expression-based) parser
+ to generate the index used by the speedbar.
+JDE-2.1.6beta23 Release Notes
+* Define jde-mode abbreviations only when jde-enable-abbrev-mode is on.
+* Fixed listp bug in thread stack display.
+* Fixed display of NaN, Infinity, and -Infinity FP values on local variables buffer.
+* The currently selected Emacs frame now pops to the top when JDEBug hits a breakpoint.
+* Compile command now accepts Cygwin-style classpaths.
+* Local variables buffer now includes the "this" object for the corresponding stack frame.
+* Fixed Lisp eval error when a local string variable includes unbalanced parentheses.
+* Menus no longer freeze when you use JDEbug's Launch Process command.
+* Adds jde-imenu-recognize-tag-comments-p option.
+ When on, this option causes the imenu symbol declaration indexer to
+ recognize variables and method declarations witn prefixed tag comments.
+JDE-2.1.6beta22 Release Notes
+* JDEbug now correctly represents byte values and int and long values greater
+ than 24 bits in length. Thanks to Charles Hart <cfhart@Z-TEL.com> for this fix.
+* History now works for interactively entered vm, jdb, and application arguments.
+ Thanks to Andy Wilson <email@example.com> for reporting this bug.
+* Exception tracing now works correctly. Thanks to Matthew Conway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ for reporting this bug.
+* Fixes Lisp error caused by unescaped quotes within strings.
+ Thanks to Mark Gibson, Doug Beal, and Martin Dickau for reporting this bug. Thanks to
+ David Hay, Mark Gibson, Steve Haflich, David Dagon, and Charles Hart for creating
+ an efficient Java method for escaping strings.
+* Fixes several bugs with setting key bindings.
+* Added a JDEbug option to the jde-db-debugger customization variable.
+ This obsoletes the old method of selecting the debugger by
+ selecting the debugger class type and setting the Name option to jdebug.
+* You can now specify vm and app command-line arguments interactively when launching an
+ application from JDEbug.
+ Thanks to Steve Haflich for providing this enhancement.
+* Display threads now includes the stack for each thread.
+ Thanks to Paul Michael Reilly <email@example.com> for implementing this. Note that a
+ future release will allow you to click on a frame and see the source and local
+ variables for the frame.
+* JDE now sets the working directory to jde-run-working-directory before starting JDEbug.
+ Note. The debugger launches all processes from this directory. You can not set the working
+ directory on a per-process basis.
+* The JDE documentation now includes the beginnings of a JDEbug User's Guide.
+JDE-2.1.6beta21 Release Notes
+* Added key bindings for JDEbug.
+ Note. You can customize the key bindings to suit your own preferences.
+ See JDEbug->Preferences.
+* Fixes an infinite recursion bug that can occur when stepping through code.
+* Fixes scrolling in process debug message window.
+ Thanks to "Martin Dickau" <firstname.lastname@example.org> for this fix.
+* Fixed bug in process launch error message.
+* Fixed bug in JDE->Debug App where Debug App tries to set breakpoints
+ even though it has failed to launch the app.
+* Do not try to set persistent breakpoints in Java buffers not associated
+* Moved "Browse JDK doc" menu item to Help menu.
+JDE-2.1.6beta20 Release Notes
+* Implemented color customization of the JDEbug breakpoint marker.
+ To customize the color, select JDEbug->Preferences or type
+ M-x customize-variable jde-bug-breakpoint-marker-colors. Enter
+ the desired foreground and background colors and set the variable.
+* Implemented persistent breakpoints.
+ To save a breakpoint, select JDEbug->Preferences or enter
+ M-x customize-variable jde-bug-saved-breakpoints. Select
+ the INS button in the variable's customization area to
+ add a breakpoint. Enter the name of the source file and
+ line number where you want the breakpoint to occur. Then
+ Note that setting breakpoints by file name can lead to
+ ambiguities when the same file name occurs in different
+ packages. A future release will allow you to specify a
+ qualified class name to resolve such ambiguities.
+* Fixed a number of Cygwin/XEmacs incompatibilities.
+ Thanks to Fred Hart <cfhart@Z-TEL.com> for providing the
+* Fixed "search-end-post" error when setting jdb breakpoints.
+JDE-2.1.6beta19 Release Notes
+* When displaying local variables, the debugger was incorrectly
+ quoting characters, causing Lisp errors. Thanks to
+ Adam_Ambrose@geoworks.com for reporting this bug.
+* Implemented workaround for JPDA bug that was preventing breakpoints
+ from being set in inner classes.
+ Note: I have tested this workaround only on JDK 1.3rc1.
+* Implemented stack up and down commands.
+ These commands work only for the thread on which a breakpoint or
+ step point has occurred. A future release will provide a
+ stack navigator that will allow you to navigate the stack of
+JDE-2.1.6beta18 Release Notes
+* Fixed bug that caused completion on private methods and fields.
+ Thanks to Jean-Baptiste Nizet" <email@example.com> for
+ reporting this and thd following bug.
+* Now completes on inherited as well as declared fields and methods.
+* Fixed "Wrong type argument: sequencep, 0" bug that occurs when
+ using completion with XEmacs. Thanks to Dr. Volker Zell for
+* Now supports completion of fields declared at the end of a class
+ as well as those declared at the beginning of a class.
+* Replaced jde-help-class with jde-help-symbol method. The new method
+ gets help for the symbol at point.
+ The symbol may refer to a class, an object, or a method or field.
+ This method has some limitations. It works only for symbols declared
+ in the current buffer. For example, it works for
+ String msg = new String();
+ Status status = new Status();
+ Also, this method does not scroll the class file to the place where the
+ method or field is documented. These capabilities will come later.
+ Thanks to Geoff Borgggaard, firstname.lastname@example.org, for suggesting
+* Fixed bug where Display->Threads command was not enabled when debugger
+ was attached to a process.
+Note: for instructions on installing and using JDEbug, read this
+entire file from back to front, starting at beta5.
+JDE-2.1.6beta17 Release Notes
+* Added Processes->Listen commands to the JDEBug menu.
+ These commands cause the debugger to listen on a socket or in shared
+ memory (the latter option available only on Windows) for applications
+ requesting debug services. To use these commands, you
+ must specify the following vm options when starting the debuggee
+ where TRANSPORT is either dt_shmem (shared memory connection) or
+ dt_socket (socket) connection and ADDRESS is an arbitrary string
+ for shared memory connections or a port number for socket
+ JDEBug prompts you to enter ADDRESS when you execute
+ the JDEbug->Processes->Listen command.
+ In addition, if you are using JDK1.3 to launch the debuggee client,
+ you must use the -Xbootclasspath to include the JPDA tools in the
+ debuggee vm's classpath.
+ Here is an example of a typical command line to launch a debuggee
+ java -classpath d:/myapp/myapp.jar -Xdebug -Xnoagent
+ When you launch a Java application with these options, the vm
+ halts before running the app's main method and attempts to connect
+ with a debugger. Once the connection is made, the debugger is in
+ complete control of the app. For example, the app won't run until
+ the debugger issues a continue command. This means you can set
+ breakpoints in the debuggee apps startup code.
+ This debugger server mode option is particularly useful if you
+ are developing a non-Java application that embeds a Java vm.
+ For example, you can put a command line switch on your app that
+ causes it to start its internal vm in debuggee client mode. The
+ internal vm will then immediately connect to the debugger allowing
+ you to debug the app's Java startup code.
+* Moved Bootstrap.virtualMachineManager().getConnectors() off command thread
+ as this is suspected of causing launch problems on some Windows/NT systems.
+* Provide choice of coding styles for code generated by templates.
+ The styles are Modern (new line before opening brace) and
+ Kernighan & Ritchie (no new line).
+ Type C-h v jde-gen-k&r for more information.
+ Note that if you are using project files, you must set jde-gen-k&r on
+ or off, restart Emacs, and reset each of the template variables to
+ there default settings and then resave your project file.
+ Thanks to Jari Aalto for this enhancement.
+* Modified the Jdb->Set Breakpoint command to set breakpoints correctly in
+ This command generates the correct jdb command
+ where A is the name of the outer class and B is the name of the inner class.
+ NOTE: this applies to JDE's support for jdb, the debugger that comes with the
+ JDK. It does not apply to JDEbug, the JDE's own built-in debugger.
+ Thanks to Francois Cogne <email@example.com> for providing this
+* Fixed beanshell startup bug on Unix platforms.
+* You can now use the notation [f1], [f2], etc., to specify function keys
+ when customizing jde-key-bindings.
+* Fixed several incompatibilities between JDEbug and XEmacs.
+JDE-2.1.6beta16 Release Notes
+* Added a local variables buffer to JDEbug.
+ This buffer displays the values of local variables whenever the program halts
+ at a breakpoint or is stepped. Trees are used to display objects and arrays.
+ Expanding an object shows its fields. If any of its fields are objects, you
+ can expand those too. Expanding an array shows the values of its elements.
+ If the elements are arrays (i.e., the array is multidimensional), you can
+ expand each of them until you get to the actual values. The local variables
+ buffer shows java.lang.String objects as strings rather than as objects.
+* Added a Show Buffers command to JDEbug.
+ This command shows the selected buffer, e.g., the local variables buffer
+ or the threads buffer, in the middle window of the debugger frame.
+* Added a jde-show-class-source (C-c C-v C-y) command. This command finds
+ and displays the source for the (unqualified) class name at point.
+ This command finds only classes whose source is in the paths specified by
+ jde-db-source-directories. Thanks to Phil Lord for providing the
+ initial implementation of this command.
+* Fixed numerous small problems found by Michael Ernst. Thanks Michael.
+JDE-2.1.6beta15 Release Notes
+* Added Attach Process on Local Host and Remote Host commands.
+* Added an Attach Process Via Shared Memory command for Windows apps.
+* Enhanced the JDE->Run App command to run the executable specified by jde-run-executable
+ with the arguments specified by jde-run-executable-args.
+ This is useful when you are developing an application consisting of an executable program
+ that launches a Java virtual machine.
+* Fixed jde-bug-debug-app command so that it gives a meaningful error message
+ if JPDA is not properly installed.
+* Added JDEbug commands for setting and clearing watchpoints.
+* Fixed JDEbug stepping logic so that each source buffer is always loaded into
+* The JDE now suspends project context-switching while JDEbug is running a debugee
+ process. This avoids the debugger losing track of its current position in the source
+ code due to a change in the setting of jde-db-source-directories when switching
+ among projects that define this variable differently.
+* The submit bug report command now includes environment variables.
+* Added a Project menu to the JDE menu.
+* Moved the Options menu to the Project Menu.
+* Added a Project Files submenu to the new Project menu.
+* Moved the Save Project item to the Project Files menu.
+* Added Load and Load All commands to the Project Files menu. The first command
+ loads the project file for the current Java source buffer. The Load All
+ command loads the project file for each open source buffer.
+* Added a jde-project-context-switching-enabled-p customization variable. You can use
+ this variable to turn off automatic loading of project files. This allows you to
+ manage project file loading manually.
+JDE-2.1.6beta14 Release Notes
+* JDE->Run Applet now looks in the current Java source directory for an html file having the
+ same root name as the current Java source buffer. If it finds such a file, it runs it.
+ Otherwise, it runs the first html file that it encounters in the directory. Thanks to
+ Richard Y. Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org> for providing a patch implementing this change.
+* Changed key binding for jde-help-class from C-c C-v C-h to C-c C-v C-w because C-h
+ is a reserve binding. Thanks to Richard Y. Kim <email@example.com> for suggesing this change.
+ Don't forget to reset the value of jde-key-bindings to the standard setting if you
+ are using project files.
+* Added command, JDEbug->Processes->Remove Dead Processes, that removes all objects
+ associated with dead processes, including their buffers.
+* Fixed the debugger's launch process command so that it fails gracefully,
+ without producing a Lisp backtrace.
+* Recompiled the debugger, using javac. Previous versions were compiled with jikes. The jikes
+ version results in a mysterious null pointer exception when stepping through source code.
+* Added the variable jde-bug-jre-home. This variable specifies the home directory of the Java
+ runtime environment containing the executable, e.g., java, to be used to launch processes
+ (see next note). If you do not specify a home directory, the home directory is the same as
+ that of the executable used to run the debugger itself.
+* Added the variable jde-bug-vm-executable. This variable specifies the name of the executable to
+ use to launch debuggee processes. This defaults to java on Unix platforms and javaw on Windows
+JDE-2.1.6beta13 Release Notes
+* Include source for Completion class.
+* Fixed bug in trace methods command where the inclusion filter overwrote the exclusion filter.
+* Added jde-bug-vm-includes-jpda-p
+ Set this variable on if you are using JDK 1.3.
+* Added jde-bug-jdk-directory
+ Set this variable if you are using JDK 1.3.
+* Added JDEbug->Trace Exceptions command.
+* Added JDEbug->Display->Loaded Classes command.
+ This command lists the classes currently loaded by the target process.
+* Added JDEbug->Display->Path Info command.
+ This command displays the base directory, root classpath, and application classpath
+JDE-2.1.6beta12 Release Notes
+* Added trace classes commands: JDEbug->Trace Class Prep and
+ JDEBug->Trace Class Unload.
+ These commands cause the debugger to display a message each time a class
+ is prepared (loaded?) or unloaded. Options include whether to suspend execution
+ of the process and filters for restricting the trace to a specified set of
+* Added trace methods commands: JDEbug->Trace Method Entry and
+ JDEBug->Trace Method Exit
+ These commands cause the debugger to display a message each time a method is
+ entered or exited. Options include restricting the trace request to a specified
+ thread, specifying whether to suspend the process when a method is entered or
+ exited, and restricting the trace request to methods of a specified class or
+ set of classes or a specified set of methods.
+* Added method completion command contributed by Rodrigo Reyes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+ This package adds smart completion to the JDE. Here is how it works:
+ put the cursor at the end of a statement "under
+ construction", eg. "myVariable.rem<CURSOR HERE> and call the
+ jde-complete-at-point emacs-lisp function (this is by default
+ C-c C-v C-.). A completion is then inserted. If multiple completions are
+ possible, calling the completion function again will cycle through
+ all the possibilities (as dabbrev-mode does).
+;; To retrieve all the possible completions, it uses the java code in
+;; jde.util.Completion.getClassInfo(), called by beanshell. That
+;; need the class to be compiled (but that's not worst than an etag
+* Added jde-submit-bug-report command contributed by Phillip Lord <email@example.com>
+* Added jde-browse-class command contributed by Rohit Namjoshi <Rohit_Namjoshi@trilogy.com>
+ This command displays the class at point in the BeanShell class browser. The class browser shows the method signatures and fields of the specified class.
+* Fixed bug in JDEbug->Display->String where strings with backslashes caused a Lisp
+* Amended jde-db-make-qualified-class-name-regexp to permit package names to begin
+ with underscores. Contributed by "Patrick J. McNerthney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
+JDE-2.1.6beta11 Release Notes
+* Adds Stop and Interrupt thread commands to JDEbug.
+* Fixed a line in jde-wiz.el, where an int is concat'd with some
+ strings. This is not allowed by XEmacs 21.1. Fix provided by
+ "Mike Woolley" <email@example.com>.
+* Fixed bugs in JDEbug->Exit Debugger.
+* Adds Resume Process and Resume Thread commands.
+* Adds Suspend Process and Suspend Thread commands to JDEbug.
+* Adds JDEBug->Show Threads command.
+* Adds jde-help-class command to Help menu
+* Adds command to update JDE class list. Contributed by Phillip Lord.
+ See jde-wiz-update-class-list for usage. Wizards->Update Class List
+* JDE now caches list of jde- symbols. This speeds switching among
+ projects. Contributed by David Biesack.
+* Fixed "c-find-expr undefined" bug.
+JDE-2.1.6beta10 Release Notes
+This release is a first. It consists entirely of contributions
+of JDE users. Thanks to all who contributed.
+This release adds two EJB templates contributed by
+Brendan Burns <Brendan.Burns@tfn.com>.
+It fixes the following bugs:
+* Beanshell does not work with JDK 1.1.x on Windows platforms.
+ Fix contributed by "Mike Woolley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+* -classic switch is not first on the command line of applications
+ launched by JDEBug. Fix contributed by David Ponce
+* "Symbol's value as variable is void: list" error when jde-db-option-classpath
+ or jde-run-option-classpath is defined. Fix contributed by
+ Danny Siu <dsiu@Adobe.COM>.
+JDE-2.1.6beta9 Release Notes
+Note. This release requires and includes the latest development
+version of the eieio.el library. You should
+remove any earlier versions from your Emacs load-path.
+This release comprises new JDEBug debugger features plus
+(See release notes for beta 7 and 8 below for information on
+installing and running JDEBug.)
+This release implements the following new features and commands:
+ This command displays the value of the variable at point.
+ If the value is a primitive, this command displays
+ the primitive's value. If the value is an object, the command
+ where TYPE is the type of object and ID is an ID assigned
+ to the object by the debugger. Use the following commands
+ to display the fields of instances of user-defined types
+ and the elements of arrays.
+ This command works only if the variable is defined in the
+ target process. It displays the value in the debugger
+ output buffer for the target process.
+ Note: this command works by evaluating the expression at point.
+ If the expression is not a variable, the command will still
+ attempt to evaluate it.
+ Displays the elements of a specified array. The command prompts you
+ to enter the array's ID.
+ Displays the fields of a specified object. The command prompts
+ you to enter the object's ID in the minibuffer.
+ Displays the contents of a specified string, i.e., an object
+ of type java.lang.String. This command allows you to display
+ the string's value without displaying its other fields.
+* JDEBug->Display->Local Variables
+ Displays the variables local to the point where the target
+ process is currently stopped. Note: on Windows 95, this
+ command sometimes crashes the application being debugged.
+ I can't detect any pattern. If you experience similar
+ crashes, I'd appreciate hearing from you, especially if
+ you can detect any pattern to the crashes.
+* JDEBug->Evaluate Expression
+ This command evaluates any Java expression. The expression may
+ include variables. However, the variables must be defined
+ in the current stack frame of the target process.
+* JDEBug now remembers the initial 3-pane window configuration for a process
+ and restores the configuration when you invoke the JDEBug->Set Target
+* Fixed the jde-find-data-directory to return the JDE directory on XEmacs if
+ it cannot find the JDE data in the XEmacs's data directory. This should allow
+ you to use JDE versions later than that packaged with XEmacs.
+This release fixes the following bugs:
+* JDEBug->Set Breakpoint command should set the breakpoint at the
+ line containing point but instead sets the breakpoint at the
+* The Interface Wizard puts quotes around the code that it inserts
+* Emacs queries the user whether to quit when the BeanShell is running.
+* The JDE->Wizards->Import Class command invokes the old, less
+ intelligent version of the import class command.
+* The jde-show-help command now works with Internet Explorer on Windows/NT.
+* Fixed bug in the JDEbug launch-process command where the command was failing
+ to convert the application arguments from a list of arguments to a
+ string of arguments. Thanks to "Matthew
+ Weymar"<email@example.com> for reporting the bug.
+* The jde-help-class command now converts doc file paths to URLs. This should
+ ensure compatibility with browsers on various platforms. Thanks to
+ Satish Annapureddy <firstname.lastname@example.org> for reporting this problem.
+JDE2.1.6beta8 Release Notes
+This release continues implementation of the debugger.
+* Multiprocess debugging
+ You can now launch and have multiple processes running
+ concurrently in the same session. Processes are numbered
+ sequentially to permit identification even when multiple
+ instances of the same app are running. The Processes->Set Target
+ command allows you to designate any one of the processes
+ as the target process. Thenceforth all process-related
+ commands affect that target, until you select another
+* Window configuration management
+ When you launch a process, the JDE configures the frame
+ into three windows from top to bottom: source window,
+ app command-line interface window, and debugger message
+ window. The JDE remembers this configuration. Whenever
+ you select the process, the JDE restores the initial
+ configuration. Depending on your feedback, the JDE
+ may provide you with the option to save and restore
+ configurations of your choosing.
+There is a lot of work to be done. Some of the things
+I plan to work on for beta 9 include:
+* Updating the breakpoint highlights and breakpoint cursor
+ when you switch processes.
+My plan is to make releases at least once a week until the
+debugger implementation is complete.
+JDE2.1.6beta7 Release Notes
+This release fixes two debugger bugs on Windows NT
+* Debugger apparently fails to respond to debugger commands. (Actually,
+ the problem is with standard I/O not flushing its buffer. The fix is
+ to but two linefeeds instead of one after each command.)
+* Continue command on the JDEBug Menu is greyed out when a process
+ is suspended. This happens because the debugger on NT returns
+ a process state of "unknown" instead of "waiting".
+Please note that I have updated the JDEBug screen shot on the JDE web site.
+It gives a good idea of what to expect when you run the debugger.
+JDE2.1.6b6 Release Notes
+This releases fixes the Interface Wizard, which was broken by a
+regression error in a previous release.
+It reimplements the JDEbug Lisp interface to use Eric Ludlam's
+Lisp object system and provides a customization variable for
+specifying the location of the JPDA package required to
+Finally, it reorganizes the JDE hierarchy, moving all Lisp files
+into a separate subdirectory, among other changes.
+* eieio Lisp object system for Emacs.
+ You can download the package from
+ Please be sure to include the eieio package in your Emacs
+* The JDE lisp files now reside in the lisp subdirectory of
+ the JDE distribution. So you must update the load-path in your
+ .emacs file, accordingly, e.g.,
+* Java Platform Debug Architecture distribution from Sun
+ MicroSystems to run JDEbug, the JDE's new debugger. You can
+ download the package from JavaSoft's website.
+ Important: you must include the JPDA's bin directory in your
+JDE2.1.6beta5 Release Notes
+This beta contains an early release of JDEBug, the new
+debugger being developed for the JDE by Paul Kinnucan and
+Amit Kumar, with the support of Sun Microsystems. The new
+debugger is based on Sun's Java Platform Debug Architecture
+and is designed specifically to work with Emacs, which
+serves as its user interface. The new release requires
+a JDK 1.2-compatible vm.
+To debug a project with JDEbug, you must first select
+it as the debugger for the project. You do this by customizing the
+variable jde-db-debugger. To customize this variable,
+select Project->Options->General from the JDE menu to display
+the project customization buffer. Then edit the jde-db-debugger
+entry in the buffer to read as follows:
+ [State]: you have set this option, but not saved it for future sessions.
+Specify debugger. [More]
+Finally, save the setting. If you want to use the debugger
+only on the current project, select "Set for current session"
+from the customization buffer's State menu and then select
+Options->Save Project from the JDE menu to save the setting
+in the project's project file. Otherwise, select
+the "Save for future sessions" options to save the setting
+After you have saved the setting, open a Java source file
+from the current project (or any source file if you save the
+jde-db-debugger setting in your .emacs file). You should now
+see the JDEbug menu in the Emacs menu bar. Note that most of
+the menu items are grayed. Some items are grayed because they
+are not yet implemented; others, because they require an
+application to be running.
+Before proceeding further, first check that you have set
+jde-db-source-directories to specify the directories containing
+source files for the application you want to debug.
+Now, to debug an application, first set a breakpoint somewhere
+in your application. To set the breakpoint, open the source
+file for the breakpoint selection, click the line at which
+you want the debugger to halt execution of the application, and
+the select Set Breakpoint from the JDEbug menu. The JDE highlights
+the selected line in yellow (you can customize the highlight color).
+Once you have set the breakpoint, close all Emacs windows except
+the one containing the source file with the breakpoints. Then, select
+Debug App from the JDE menu. After a short pause, the Emacs frame
+divides into three windows. The top window contains your source file.
+You should see a debug arrow pointing at the breakpoint line,
+indicating that the debugger has halted your application at the breakpoint.
+The middle window contains a window for interacting with your
+application. Application standard output appears in this window.
+You can enter application input in this window also (not tested). The bottom
+window shows debug output from the JDE and the debugger. You can
+now use the debugger's step and continue commands to step through
+your program. To abort the application and exit the debugger, select
+Exit from the JDEbug menu.
+As you will quickly discover, the current release is limited to setting
+breakpoints and stepping through an application. Subsequent releases
+will add support for displaying variables, setting watchpoints,
+controlling threads, debugging multiple processes, browsing objects,
+etc. Much of this functionality is already implemented in the debugger
+and only needs to be exposed via the JDE interface. So new features
+should come pretty quickly.
+Your feedback regarding bugs and usability is welcome. We are particularly
+interested in input on user interface issues, especially related to
+the problem of managing multiple processes and debugger output window
+JDE2.1.6beta4 Release Notes
+This release generalizes the jde-help-class command to work with
+class API doc of any type, including the Java 1 and Java2 versions
+of javadoc. To do this, it replaces the variable jde-help-javadoc-dirs
+with the variable jde-help-docsets. The new variable allows you to
+specify the format of the documentation (javadoc or "other") and
+a search function for searching docsets that are not javadoc.
+This release also fixes a long-standing bug with the Save Project
+command. The command now kills the buffer containing the project
+file after saving its contents. This should reduce the chance of
+two project file buffers being open simultaneously, which can
+lead to corruption of the files. Note that it is perfectly okay
+to have multiple projects open.
+JDE 2.1.6beta3 Release Notes
+This releases adds context-sensitive help for class names. To
+use this facility, first customize the variable jde-help-javadoc-dirs
+to specify a list of the directories containing javadoc class
+documentation on your system. Once you have done this, typing
+C-c C-v C-h causes the JDE to display the javadoc for the class
+at point in the current buffer. The command uses the browser that you
+have specifed with Emacs browse-url package to display the
+class documentation. The default browse-url browser is Netscape.
+See the browse-url documentation for information on specifying
+another browser, such as w3. Thanks to Phillip Lord <email@example.com>
+for reviewing and enhancing the code for this command.
+This release includes enhancements to the jde-wiz-find-and-import
+command, which imports the class whose name appears at point in the
+current buffer. The command now has a customization variable
+jde-wiz-insert-excluded-packages-regexp that allows you to prevent
+specified classes from being considered for import into a buffer.
+This variable is useful if the same class name is declared in
+multiple packages and you only want some of the classes to be
+considered for import. If the jde-wiz-find-and-import command finds
+multiple import candidates in your classpath, it now prompts you
+to choose a class instead of silently importing all the candidates.
+Thanks to Phillip Lord <firstname.lastname@example.org> for providing these
+This release also fixes a bug in the Java code used by the
+jde-find-and-import command. As a result, you no longer need
+to include the core JDK 1.2 classes, i.e., rt.jar, in your classpath.
+Thanks to David_PONCE@mail.schneider.fr for providing this fix.
+JDE 2.1.6beta2 Release Notes
+This release fixes the following bugs:
+* JDE does not require jde-parse.el.
+* ImportWizard incorrectly replaces path separators with periods.
+JDE 2.1.6beta1 Release Notes
+This releases incorporates the following changes:
+ The JDE now comes with its own Java parser implemented in Java. You can invoke
+ the parser from the BeanShell or via the jde-parse command (see next). The
+ parser was generated by JavaCC and the Java Tree Builder. The source for
+ the parser and the grammar from which it was generated are in the JDE's
+ Checks the current buffer for syntax errors, using the JDE's Java parser.
+* jde-wiz-find-and-import command
+ Generates an import statement for a class in the current buffer. Unlike
+ jde-wiz-import, which requires a fully qualified class name, this new
+ command does not require the class name to be qualified. Indeed, it
+ should not be qualified. The command searches the classpath for the
+ name you enter (by default the name at point) and imports any classes
+ by that name that it finds. (A future version will let you choose which
+ class to import.) This command uses the BeanShell and a new JDE Java class,
+ jde.wizards.ImportWizard. Thanks to Len Trigg <email@example.com>
+ for implementing this class.
+* C-c C-v C-z is now bound to jde-wiz-find-and-import instead of jde-wiz-import
+ If you prefer the old command, you can customize the keybinding in your .emacs
+* The make version of jde-build now allows interactive entry of make arguments.
+ Thanks to Yarek J. Kowalik <firstname.lastname@example.org> for providing this enhancement.
+* Changed jde-run-parse-args to accept any substring enclosed in single or double
+ quotes or that does not contain white space as an arg. Thanks
+ to Changzhou Wang <email@example.com>.
+* Added missing java-font-lock-keywords-3 for XEmacs. Thanks to
+ Stephane <firstname.lastname@example.org> for spotting this bug.