Java News from Tuesday, August 3, 2004

The Apache Commons Group has released Commons BeanUtils 1.7.0. This provides some easier-to-use wrappers around Java's built-in Reflection and Introspection APIs. "This is an important service release intended to help downstream applications solve dependency issues. The distribution now contains two alternative jar sets. The all-in-one jar contains all classes. The modular jar set consists of a core jar dependent only on commons logging and an optional bean collections jar (containing classes that provide easy and efficient ways to manage collectionsof beans) which depends on commons collections 3. The core jar safely be used with either commons collections 2.x, 3.x or indeed neither."

The Jakarta Apache Project has released HTTPClient 2.0.1. According to the web page:

Although the package provides basic functionality for accessing resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or functionality needed by many applications. The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component seeks to fill this void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and recommendations.... Designed for extension while providing robust support for the base HTTP protocol, the HttpClient component may be of interest to anyone building HTTP-aware client applications such as web browsers, web service clients, or systems that leverage or extend the HTTP protocol for distributed communication.

This is a bug fix release. It's published under the Apache 2.0 license.