Java News from Friday, February 27, 2004

Sun has posted a maintenance draft review for the Java Servlet 2.4 Specification. This just looks to incorporate various errata, all but one of them typos. Comments are due by March 29.

Dimitry D'hondt and Edwin Mol have posted Smile 0.32, an open source implementation of Java Server Faces (JSF). "This minor release includes improved demo applications, and an example component (toolbar)." Smile is published under the Gnu Lesser General Public License.

Comporsys has released the Comporsys Code Generation Tool 1.0, a €399 Eclipse plug-in that generates J2EE Connector Architecture CCI Record classes from Cobol Copybooks. Eclipse 2.1 or 3.0M7 is required.

Platespiller, Inc. has posted the first beta of Massive 1.1, a web browser based on Swing's JEditorPane component. Personally I don't think JEditorPane is robust enough to be used as the basis for a full browser, but perhaps they'll prove me wrong. Licensing and pricing has not been announced.