Java News from Sunday, January 16, 2005

ej-technologies GmbH has released version 3.3 of JProfiler, a $698 payware profiler based on the Java virtual machine profiling interface (JVMPI that can report on CPU usage, memory size, threads, and "VM telemetry" (whatever that is). New features in 3.3 include plug-ins for for Oracle JDeveloper and Netbeans 4.0 and an option to keep the profiled JVM alive. In addition, memory usage has been lowered, and the IDEA and Eclipse plug-ins have been rewritten. JProfiler is a useful tool, but so far I haven't seen anything compelling enough in the 3.x series to get me to pay the $199 to upgrade my old 2.x version.I do like that the license is per-developer rather than per-computer so I can legally keep a version on my PowerBook, Linux box, and G5 desktop.

Subversion 1.1.3, an open source version control system designed to replace CVS, has been released. 1.1.3 is a bug fix release.