GWT 2.8 Released!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:04:00 PM

We are happy to announce the general availability of GWT 2.8 Final. GWT 2.8 has truly been a community supported release, with across the board contributions in all aspects. A big thanks to everyone who pitched in and and made GWT 2.8 happen.

GWT 2.8 has been a long time coming, and is one of the biggest GWT releases by far, with a host of new features that better prepares GWT Applications to work in a multi-platform world.

The release notes provide a comprehensive summary, but in short, the salient features of GWT 2.8 are:

Smooth interoperation with JavaScript: JsInterop 1.0 provides much improved interoperability with JavaScript.

Java8 support: GWT applications can fully utilize Java8 features, including lambda expressions, defender methods and new APIs.

Pre-enabled for new versions of Guava: GWT libraries are fully tested for compatibility with the latest version of Guava that uses Java8.

CSS3 support with GSS: With new GSS Resource, GWT applications can harness the full power of CSS3.

Many many bug fixes and performance enhancements: A lot of work went into GWT 2.8, ensuring its both stable and better performing that previous GWT versions. Users should see across the board improvements in Application stability, build times and performance.

You can download this release from here.  
- GWT Team

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