Java News from Thursday, March 4, 2004

The Colorado Software Summit has published a Call for Papers. The conference takes place at the Keystone Resort October 24-29. I've heard relatively good things about this show over the years, though they also have a reputation on being stingy when it comes to paying speakers so I'm unlikely to attend myself.

Dan Creswell has released Blitz JavaSpaces 2.0.1, an open source implementation of JavaSpaces that is Jini 2.0 enabled. It implements smart indexing, tuneable persistence, and active/passive lease cleanup. 2.0.1 is a bug fix release.

R. Rawson-Tetley has posted SwingWT 0.80, an open source, "100% pure Java library which very closely resembles the interface of Swing. The difference is that instead of using the Swing library, it drives native peer widgets from SWT" (the Eclipse GUI toolkit). With this library, Java/Swing applications can be compiled natively under Linux using gcj. It also allows Swing apps to use native widgets. This version primarily fixes bugs. SwingWT is dual licensed under the Common Public License and the LGPL.