Java News from Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Apache Maven Project has released a set of Ant tasks that expose Maven's artifact handling features from within Ant. Tasks include:

The Maven Project has also posted the first preview of Continuum, a "continous intergration server for building Java based projects." Continuum supports projects based on Ant, Maven 1, and Maven 2. It exposes web and XML_RPC interfaces, and provides e-mail notification of build failures. Code can be checked out of CVS and Subversion repositories.

Version 1.1.5 of the Kaffe open source Java virtual machine for various Unixes has been released. According to developer Jim Pick, "It has been tested, but not as thoroughly as a production release would be. It contains major improvements over 1.1.4, which was released one year ago. I anticipate that most people will have less trouble with this release, and more fun."