Java News from Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Nathan Fiedler has released version 2.28 of JSwat, a graphical, stand-alone Java debugger built on top of the Java Platform Debugger Architecture. Features include breakpoints, source code viewing, single-stepping, watching variables, viewing stack frames, and printing variables. Version 2.28 fixes bugs, preserves the expanded state of the breakpoint groups in the breakpoints panel indefinitely, and adds a Copy menu item to the locals panel context menu. JSwat is published under the GPL.

IBM's alphaWorks has updated the Development Tool for Java-COM Bridge, a "tool for developing and enabling tight communication between Java™- and COM-based applications. An application running on Microsoft Windows® systems is typically constructed as a set of interconnecting components entirely based on Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology, or on Java technology. There is not a simple, direct way to connect a COM-based component with a Java-based component. The Development Tool for Java-COM Bridge enables the integration of both COM- and Java-based components in one application and allows the two kinds of components to communicate bi-directionally through the Java Native Interface (JNI) technology." This is a bug fix release.