Java News from Monday, January 19, 2004

Sebastiano Vigna has released version 4.0 of fastUtil, a collection of type-specific Java maps and sets with a small memory footprint and faster access and insertion. The classes implement their standard counterpart interfaces such as java.util.Map and can be plugged into existing code. However, they also contain type-specific methods. For instance, the CharList class has not only the usual add(Object o) method but also an add(char c) method. Version 4.0 adds type-specific heaps and priority queues, both single and double, direct and indirect. fastUtil is published under the Gnu Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Websina has released BugZero 3.3.2, a $999 payware Web-based bug tracking system that supports multiple projects, group-based access, automatic bug assignment, file attachment, email notification, and metric reports. Bug Zero is written in Java and can run on top of various backend databases including MySQL. 3.3.2 allows custom to be used in the email notification template.