Java News from Monday, February 9, 2004

The Legion of the Bouncy Castle has released version 1.22 of the Bouncy Castle Java Cryptography API, an open source, clean-room implementation of the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE). It supports X.509 certificates, PKCS12, S/MIME, CMS, PKCS7, and lots of other juicy acronyms. It also includes its own light-weight crypto API that works in Java 1.0 and later, and does not depend on the JCE. Version 1.22 adds support fo El Gamal and fixes bugs. Download it while it's still legal.

Voruta 1.0 is an open source library that reduces the JDBC code in application by mapping SQL procedures and queries to Java methods using custom JavaDoc tags. It does not need any custom build tools or external metadata files. Veruta is published under the Apache License.

Dimitry D'hondt and Edwin Mol have posted Smile 0.31, an open source implementation of Java Server Faces (JSF). "This release implements the Proposed Final Draft version of the specification and includes the client-side state saving mechanism. It does not yet include the jsp tag library." Smile is published under the Gnu Lesser General Public License.