Java News from Sunday, March 7, 2004

ej-technologies GmbH has released version 3.0 of JProfiler, a $698 payware profiler based on the Java virtual machine profiling interface (JVMPI that can report on CPU usage, memory size, threads, and "VM telemetry" (whatever that is). Version 3.0 adds an allocation hot spots view, integrates the memory views with the heap walker (which has been redesigned), provides automatic deadlock detection, supports recent versions of Java WebStart, can export views to HTML, and integrates with the most recent releases of the major IDEs (IDEA, Eclipse, NetBeans, and JBuilder).

ej-technologies has also released Install4j 2.0.4, a $598 payware cross platform tool for building native installers and application launchers for Java applications. 2.0.4 adds support for Apple's Java 1.4.2 and fixes various bugs.

Finally, ej-technologies has released version 2.2 of exe4j, a $99 payware tool for integrating Java programs into Windows with your own process name, task-bar grouping, native splash screens, and so forth. This release prevents JAR files from being easily extracted from the exe with external tools, lets you choose either the server or the client VM, and can uninstall currently running services. Upgrades from 2.0 are free.