Fwd: Announcing new version of BSF4ooRexx (bridging ooRexx and Java)

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Fwd: Announcing new version of BSF4ooRexx (bridging ooRexx and Java)

Rony G. Flatscher (wu-wien)
Hi there,

forgot to cc: this list, which probably might be interested on the new release of BSF4ooRexx.

BTW, if you look into the "samples/NetRexx" subdirectory, you will see how one can run plain Rexx scripts via BSF4ooRexx from NetRexx.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Announcing new version of BSF4ooRexx (bridging ooRexx and Java)
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:23:01 +0200
From: Rony G. Flatscher [hidden email]
To: RexxLA Members mailing list [hidden email], BSF4ooRexx Developer Mailing List [hidden email], Open Object Rexx Developer Mailing List [hidden email], [hidden email]

Hi there,

BSF4ooRexx is package for bridging ooRexx and Java.
[BSF4ooRexx even includes camouflaging support that makes Java appear to be the dynamically typed, case-insensitive ooRexx! :) ]


Please point your browser to:<https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsf4oorexx/files/GA/BSF4ooRexx-411.20130714-GA/> in order to download the latest version of BSF4ooRexx, which is now "generally available" (GA) as of September 8th, 2013.

Please remove first any installed version of BSF4ooRexx (using the BSF4ooRexx menu, path "installation -> uninstall").

After successful installation of BSF4ooRexx you can find further information via the installed BSF4ooRexx menu entitled "Information", which contains PDF-files introducing some of the features of BSF4ooRexx. The information folder also contains a brief introduction to Rexx and ooRexx suitable for programmers who either do not know Rexx or do not (yet) know ooRexx.

If there are any questions with respect to BSF4ooRexx and/or Java then please post them on one of the BSF4ooRexx mailing lists:

In the case you find a bug, then please report it at:

In the case that you look for the documentation of the Java classes used in the Rexx nutshell examples use first the JavaDocs (HTML-pages documenting each Java class) for Java 1.4 as this version of Java has quite legible notations: <http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/>.

In the case that you need newer JavaDocs, then you may want to use one of: <http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/>, <http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/> or <http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/>, which all use heavily the "<xyz>" notation for "generics", which may be quite distracting for novice readers. Hence the advice to start out with the easy to comprehend JavaDocs for Java 1.4! (Please note that the Java documentation sites have plenty of interesting tutorials that demonstrate how to take advantage of the functionality of different kinds of Java classes.)

Information, documentation for BSF4ooRexx and samples can be easily accessed via the BSF4ooRexx menu.


About "BSF4ooRexx":
"BSF4ooRexx" is an external ooRexx function package which camouflages Java class libraries as ooRexx class libraries. This way one is able to use ooRexx to exploit all functionality that any Java class library contains, using the dynamic and caseless principles of the ooRexx interpreter.

If you have Apache OpenOffice (AOO, http://openoffice.org) or LibreOffice (http://libreoffice.org/) installed, then the BSF4ooRexx installation adds ooRexx as a macro language to AOO or LO! There are numerous ooRexx examples that demonstrate how easy it becomes to program AOO (word processor, spreadsheet or presentation module).

There is no easier way to access Java from ooRexx!

For the BSF4ooRexx team, a RexxLA project.


P.S.: Meet the developers at this year's International Rexx Symposium, cf. <http://www.RexxLA.org>!

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