Java News from Monday, July 26, 2004

JBoss Inc. has posted the first release candidate of JBoss 4.0, an open source Enterprise JavaBeans application server implemented in pure Java. JBoss provides JBossServer, the basic EJB container and JMX infrastructure, JBossMQ for JMS messaging, JBossMail for mail, JBossTX for JTA/JTS transactions, JBossSX for JAAS based security, JBossCX for JCA connectivity, and JBossCMP for CMP persistence. It integrates with Tomcat Servlet/JSP container and Jetty Web server/servlet container, and enables you to mix and match these components through JMX by replacing any component you wish with a JMX-compliant implementation for the same APIs. According to the SourceForge Page (main web site not yet updated)

The 4.0.0RC1 is the first relase based on the codebase that has successfully passed the J2EE 1.4 TCK. This initial release candidate is being made availble as a preview of the J2EE 1.4 functionality. The primary additions over the 3.2.x release are:

The will be 2-3 RC released before the final 4.0.0 J2EE 1.4 certified release due out in September.

Java 1.4 or later is required.

Martin Jericho has released the Jericho HTML Parser 1.3, an open source (LGPL) Java library for parsing, analysing and modifying HTML that ignores any server-side code/markup or invalid HTML. It includes an HTML form analyser. Version 1.3 fixes bugs and can now ignore specified sections of the document.