Java News from Friday, December 23, 2005

The Eclipse Project has posted the fourth milestone of Eclipse 3.2, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. It 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. This release adds assorted cool new features. Most importantly you can now link resources from anywhere in the filesystem into a project. (Requiring a particular file system layout has long been a problem in most IDEs.) Other new features include:

SWT has also been much improved with

There's quite a bit more. This is really quite an impressive milestone.

The fourth release candidate of Mantis 1.0, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) bug tracking system based on PHP and MySQL, has been posted. This release fixes security and other bugs. All users should upgrade.