Java News from Saturday, November 13, 2004

Sun's released a pure Java MP3 playing plugin for JavaSound and the Java Media Framework. I haven't tried it yet myself, but the initial reports are not promising. It appears to have some major installation issues.

The Apache Project has posted the third milestone release of Geronimo, their open source J2EE application server. "The aim of the project is to produce a large and healthy community of J2EE developers tasked with the development of an open source, certified J2EE server, that is ASF licensed and passes Sun's TCK reusing the best ASF/BSD licensed code available today and adding new code to complete the J2EE stack." According to the release notes, significant changes since the second milestone release are:

Also according to the release notes, significant missing features currently include:

Java 1.4 or later is required.