Java News from Sunday, June 27, 2004

The Eclipse Project has released Eclipse 3.0, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. (This time I mean it. I'm downloading it on another computer as I type.) It also doubles as a base platform for your own applications, an alternative to the AWT and Swing, and a powerful floor wax and dessert topping. Linux, Windows XP, Solaris 8, AIX, HP/UX 11i, or Mac OS X 10.3 or later is required. Earlier versions of Mac OS X are not supported. Earlier versions of Windows may work but are not tested.

The Apache Jakarta Commons Team has released Commons Net 1.2.2 (formerly known as ORO NetComponents), an open source (Apache license) suite of internet protocols implemented in Java including Finger, Whois, TFTP, Telnet, POP3, FTP, NNTP, SMTP, Time and Echo. 1.2.2 is a bug fix release.