Sunday, May 30, 2010

Status of Joda/Goda time, future of Date handling


I think, many people (including myself) are a little bit unhappy with
the current situation of date and time handling

a) due to the use of deprecated methods of java.util.Date and
b) due to the general weaknesses of the java Date API

This topic crops up repeatedly on different forums, as well as in this
GWT issue report:

There are several projects that have attempted to port Joda time to

But all of them seem to be in alpha/beta status (or have licensing
problems in the case of goda), and as far as I can see, they're not
really active anymore (I hope, I'm wrong for at least one of the

Are you using any of these projects, can you recommend one? Does the
GWT team have plans to integrate a Joda-like API?


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