Java News from Wednesday, March 10, 2004

IBM has posted the proposed final draft specification for the Java USB API Specification to the Java Community Process. USB is the Universal Serial Bus used in most modern PCs and Macs to attach mice, scanners, some hard drives and other storage devices, keyboards, digital cameras, and various other peripherals. The lack of USB support has been a shortcoming in Java for years. Now if they'd only get started on a Firewire API.

Michael Fuchs has posted version 0.55 of his DocBook Doclet that creates DocBook SGML and XML documents from JavaDoc. This release mostly fixes bugs and improves the documentation.