Java News from Thursday, January 13, 2005

Beta 9 of Groovy, a JVM hosted scripting language that combines the speed of GW-Basic with the clarity of Perl, has been posted. This beta makes Groovy compatible with Java 1.5, and fixes assorted bugs.

The Jakarta Apache Project has released Commons Transaction 1.0.1. "Commons Transaction aims at providing lightweight, standardized, well tested and efficient implementations of utility classes commonly used in transactional Java programming. Initially there are implementations for multi level locks, transactional collections and transactional file access. There may be additional implementations when the common need for them becomes obvious. However, the complete component shall remain compatible to JDK1.2 and should have minimal dependencies." 1.0.1 is a bug fix release.