Java News from Monday, June 7, 2004

ObjectWeb has released JOnAS 4.1,a free (LGPL) implementation of J2EE 1.4. "It supports EJB 2.1, J2EE CA 1.5 with a JMS connector for JORAM, JACC 1.0, it embeds Tomcat 5 or Jetty 5, the J2EE management model is exposed through the MEJB. JOnAS 4.1 now integrates JOTM as transation manager and provides a new classloader hierarchy. A lightweight database is now embedded within JOnAS, making it a ready to use application server, at least for 'non db intensive' applications. This version also provides major bug fixes, see details in the history. It has to be noted that this version is still not J2EE Certified, the process of passing the Sun J2EE Certification is under way, see the disclaimer about this."

ThoughtWorks has released jMock 1.0.1, an open source (BSD license) library for testing Java code using mock objects.

Bernhard Fastenrath has posted GetOpt 0.9, an open source (BSD license) library that parses command line options such as -d, --help and -version. The command line options and responses can be stored in XML. Version 0.9 adds a --browse option that opens the topic ina Web browser.

Julien Ponge has released IzPack 3.5.4, an open source tool for building cross-platform installers in Java. 3.5.4 is a minor bug fix release. It's published under the GPL.

Websina has released BugZero 3.6.2, 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. 3.6..2 is a minor bug fix release.