Java News from Monday, August 23, 2004

JPOX 1.0.3 is an open source implementation of Java Data Objects (JDO) JDO 1.0.1 that provides transparent persistence to Java objects. It supports most major SQL databases and can be queried using either JDOQL or SQL. It's published under an Apache-like License.

The Apache Jakarta Project has released Commons Launcher 1.1, a a cross platform Java application launcher that "eliminates the need for a batch or shell script to launch a Java class."

Some situations where elimination of a batch or shell script may be desirable are: