Java News from Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Sun has submitted JSR 267, JSP Tag Library for Web Services, to the Java Community Process. Essentially this proposes devloping Java Server Pages support for SOAP and WSDL.

Robert Oloffson has posted version 0.46 of Java Memory Profiler (JMP). JMP uses the Java Virtual Machine Profiling Interface (JVMPI) interface to track objects and method times in a JVM. It uses a GTK+ interface to display statistics. The current instance count and the total amount of memory for each class is shown as is the total time spent in each method. 0.46 allows objects to be traced all the way backl to the root. JMP is written in C for Linux.

Julien Ponge has released IzPack 3.7., an open source tool for building cross-platform installers in Java. 3.7 adds custom actions that can be run at the various stages of installation, package dependencies, shortcuts support for compliant environments, and a tutorial for new users. IzPack is published under the GPL.

Bare Bones Software has released TextWrangler 2.0, a now free-as-in-beer text editor for Mac OS X. New features in 2.0 include multiple documents per window, a documents drawer, a navigation bar, syntax coloring and function navigation for HTML, XHTML, PHP, XML, ActionScript, JavaScript, JSP, VectorScript, and VBScript; SFTP, a shell script menu, and more.