DrJava and DrScala Releases for the Rice Community
This page contains links to recent builds of DrJava and DrScala that are posted
here prior to appearing (perhaps in updated form) as official
releases. Here you may find more recent builds of DrJava than the
last official release. In some situations, we do internal builds for
internal testing by the Rice community before officially releasing
these builds. Recent builds are not compatible with Java 5; Java 6 is required for DrScala (Scala 2.9 is incompatile with Java 7) and
Java 6 or 7 for DrJava.
DrJava has been partially funded by the National Science Foundation, the Texas Advanced Technology Program, and Sun Microsystems, Inc.
DrScala has been partially funded by the National Science Foundation.
Most Recent Build:
October 8, 2015 (updated by Corky Cartwright)
This version of DrJava is a very early version of the next stable
build. It appears to fix a bug regarding the loading of the debugger
with the Java 8 JDK tools.jar file. It also includes an updated
version of the Eclipse compiler, which is only loaded if no tools.jar
file is found. The Eclipse compiler does not include either a
debugger or a javadoc tool. The Eclipse IDE relies on a tools.jar file to
provide the debugging framework and the javadoc tool, so there is no Eclipse
open source substitute for either of these components of tools.jar in a JDK distribution.
DrScala is still an early alpha program that has some bugs and lacks robustness.
It is designed only to work with Scala 2.12, which is bundled in the DrScala jar file.
Over 20MB of the DrScala jar file consists of jar files from the Scala 2.12.0-M5
distribution. The latest "solid" build of DrScala is drscala.jar which
was built on 1 Sept, 2016.
This build plausibly indents most Scala programs (while adhering to the constraint that it never splits or inserts lines)
and it no longer persists in highlighting single quote marks as in DrJava (where single quotes always bracket characters or character escape sequences).
Nevertheless, it is still incomplete. For example, it does not accommodate triple-quote marks.
Prior Builds of DrScala
October 25, 2014.
September 12, 2012
September 9, 2012
September 4, 2012
August 29, 2012
August 24, 2012
August 22, 2012
August 20, 2012