leJOS Changelog

New in version 0.8.0 Beta

May 25th, 2009
  • Andy Shaw has added:
  • RS485 BitBus Support and restructure of communication classes to support it
  • Support for LCP over RS485, including a restructured LCPResponder
  • NXTConnectTest, NXTReceive and NXPLCPRespond samples
  • Fix for fantom driver to avoid Windows blue screens and fix for USB on Linux
  • Fix for private synchronized methods
  • Increased reserved flash (and decreased user flash) as firmware has grown
  • Improved way that number of reserved flash pages are handled to make this easier to change in future
  • Improvements to I2C including standard and Lego modes and improved buffer handling
  • Improved handling of communication with the AVR
  • Fixed the problems with writing to flash memory that affected specific NXT bricks
  • Improved firmware buffer handling and memory usage
  • Fixed exception wrongly caught bug
  • Improvements to sensor port handling and sensor and button polling
  • Improved support for NaN in the firmware
  • Firmware support for corrections to converting floats and doubles to bits
  • Enhanced run time type checking
  • Improved handling of interfaces and added clone support to the VM
  • Added throw of exception for stack overflow
  • Restructured and simplified jlibnxt
  • Fixed bug with libnxt on MAC OSX
  • Added locking to jfantom dll
  • Support for RFID sensor
  • Support for RCX Rotation Sensor
  • Verification of uploaded firmware
  • Faster start up of the menu (starts tune playing earlier)
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
  • Support for CompassPilot in restructured lejos.navigation
  • Added FlashError class to report errors reading and writing flash memory
  • Sven Koehler has added:
  • Improvements to Eclipse projects
  • Improvements to ant build files and C makefiles
  • Support for a much larger subset of the Java 1.6 version of java.lang
  • Autoboxing support
  • Support for generics, enum classes, and foreach loops
  • Improved, redesigned and expanded java.io package
  • Support for java 1.6 collection classes in java.util
  • Improvements to java.lang.Math
  • Support for annotations
  • Support for assertions
  • UTF16 support in java.lang.Character
  • Performance improvements to ArrayList, StringBuilder, Math methods, etc.
  • Added --bootclasspath parameter to linker to make setting user classpath easier
  • Completely reworked Linux and Windows command line scripts they are now generated by an ant build file
  • Added ant build file to build the snapshot
  • Added an ant build file for building the snapshot
  • Modernised various source by use of ArrayList not Vector, HashMap not Hashtable etc.
  • Added use of generics to various source files
  • Added a lejos.charset package that supplies a simple Charset API for encoding/decoding
  • Added a lejos.io package to support the leJOS implementation of java.io
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
  • Lawrie Griffiths has added:
  • NXT class for NXT-specific system methods
  • Improved lejos.localization classes including Localizer interface and TachoLocalizer class
  • Added new NXTConnector class to pccomms and made all tools and samples use it
  • Full support for NXTCommand and other iCommand-derived classes in lejos.nxt.remote
  • Support for equivalent of iCommand in pccomms (other than the vision package)
  • Common classes between classes.jar and pccomm.jar including nearly all of the sensor driving classes
  • Fix for RCXMotor broken bug
  • More functional Rectangle class for use with NXTCam
  • Support for remote I2C writes and improvements to LCP support
  • j2mecomms and j2mesamples projects (not in release)
  • Added iCommand-like samples to pcsamples
  • New NXJControl utility combining functions of NXTBrowser, NXTMonitor and console and data viewers
  • Cache of NXT names and addresses for faster connection to the NXT over Bluetooth
  • Added command line processors to the tools which did not have them
  • Common code for different user interfaces for data viewer and console viewer
  • Added new org.lejos.example project
  • Changed jar file and source zip and tarball files to omit version numbers consistently
  • Various minor additions to java.lang and java.io classes
  • Roger Glassey has added:
  • More robust Arbitrator with change to contract between behaviors and Arbitrator
  • Updated samples to implement new Arbitrator rules
  • Improvements to Data Logger
  • Roger Glassey and Dirk Sturzebecher have added:
  • Made Pilot an interface, added TachoPilot class, and renamed TachoNavigator as SimpleNavigator
  • Added TachoNavigator class for backwards compatibility
  • Implemented drift correction in TachoPilot
  • Made pilots and navigators support a wider range of robots with different steering mechanisms#
  • Changed Navigator and Pilot interfaces to support independent move and turn speeds and other generalisations
  • Dirk Sturzebecher has added:
  • Added WaypointNavigator class
  • Brian Bagnall has added:
  • Support for J2ME Location API
  • Additions to Vector class
  • Pairing of Bluetooth devices from the NXT start-up menu
  • Support for more of the javax.bluetooth and javax.microedition.io packages
  • Restructured and improved lejos.gps package
  • Improvements to NXTCam
  • Changed NXTSocket and NXTServerSocket to standard java.net versions
  • Improved lejos.keyboard package
  • Minor additions to java.lang, java.io etc.
  • Degrees, Latitude and Longitude classes (for future GPSNavigator)
  • Juan Antonio Brenha Moral had added:
  • Improvements to Mindsensors NXTServo and PFMate support
  • PFMate sample
  • Matthias Paul Scholz had added:
  • Additions to pccomms to support Eclipse plugin NXT browser
  • Updated the Eclipse plugin for the 0.8 release
  • Alexander Vegh has contributed:
  • The PFLink class which driver Power Functions Motors using the Mindsensors NrLink
  • Mike Smith has contributed:
  • Support for Mindsensors PFMate and sample test program