It brings the following goodness:
- Pattern matcher: extractors became name-based thanks to @paulp (#2848)
- @adriaanm continues our modularization effort: scala.xml and scala.util.parsing live in separate repositories now (#2855)
- more bits of experimental backend based on ASM by @magarciaEPFL (#2711)
- improvements to stacktrace printing in REPL by @som-snytt and @qerub (#2877 and #2824)
- clarification of Scala license (#2881)
Scala was released with slightly modified variant of 3-clause BSD license. The fact that this is not exactly 3-clause BSD license was causing problems for people adopting Scala because they would have to go through legal process that approves a new license in their organization.
We’ve clarified the situation but switching to standard wording of 3-clause BSD license. The intent and meaning of the license hasn’t change because previous version was just reworded version of 3-clause BSD license.
Scala compiler artifact (due to scaladoc) depends on previous version (2.11.0-M4) of
scala-parser-combinators modules. If you depend on
scala-compiler (e.g. your are a macro writer) then you need to use extra care when upgrading to M5. See scala-partest#3 which discusses the problem in depth and offers a work-around for sbt-based builds.
When reporting a bug, please set the ‘Affects Version’ field to 2.11.0-M5 and add the
regression label where appropriate.
Scala IDE Lithium (4.0) for Eclipse
Please point your Eclipse 4.2/4.3 at http://scala-ide.org/ to update to the latest version that includes this milestone! For more info, please see the getting started guide.
Note that this release is not binary compatible with the 2.10.x series, so you will need to obtain a fresh build of your dependencies against this version.