Java News from Tuesday, April 5, 2005

The Eclipse Project has posted the sixth milestone of Eclipse 3.1, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. Eclipse also doubles as a base platform for your own applications, an alternative to the AWT and Swing, and a powerful floor wax and dessert topping. The main new features in 3.1 are Ant 1.6.2, quick fixes for serial version IDs, and support for Java 1.5. New SWT features in this milestone include:

New IDE features include:

Speaking of Eclipse, I'd like to announce the first iteration of EclipseWorld, an end-user focused Eclipse conference. BZ Media is producing EclipseWorld here in New York City August 29-31 at the Roosevelt Hotel. I've signed on to do four presentations:

If you have something interesting to say about subjects Eclipse-related, speaker abstracts are being accepted till April 18.