Java News from Friday, January 2, 2004

Martin Auer has released UMLet 2, "an open-source lightweight Java tool for rapidly drawing UML diagrams, with a focus on a sound and pop-up-free user interface." It can export diagrams to SVG, JPEG, and PDF formats. UMLet 2 is published under the GPL.

Dimitry D'hondt and Edwin Mol have posted Smile 0.2, an open source implementation of Java Server Faces (JSF). This release contains everything but the JSP tags, and is built against Early Access 4 from Sun.

DeNova, Inc. has released JExpress Professional 6.5, a $499 payware cross-platform installer builder. This release adds support for Mac OS X Panther. It also supports Windows, Linux, and Solaris.