What is Retroweaver?
Retroweaver is a tool that enables you to take advantage of the new Java 1.5 language features in your source code, while still retaining compatability with 1.4 (and older) virtual machines. Retroweaver operates by transforming Java class files compiled by a 1.5 compiler into class files which can be run on an older virtual machine.
What platforms does the Retroweaver run on?
Any platform Java runs on.
Where can I get Retroweaver?
Retroweaver can be downloaded at http://sf.net/projects/retroweaver
How much does Retroweaver cost?
Retroweaver is a free, open-source product. The license for use is BSD-derived. The small print follows:
Copyright (c) February 2004, Toby Reyelts
All rights reserved.
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
Neither the name of Toby Reyelts nor the names of his contributors
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS"
AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE
GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Who can I ask questions of or give comments or feedback to?
Tools for the Retroweaver user community are hosted at SourceForge. If you go there you can browse through or post to the forums, join the mailing list, or even submit bugs or feature requests. On the other hand, you can just chat with the architect and primary author of Retroweaver, Toby Reyelts, directly.