Java News from Thursday, January 20, 2005

Nathan Fiedler has released version 2.31 of JSwat, a graphical, stand-alone Java debugger built on top of the Java Platform Debugger Architecture. Features include breakpoints, source code viewing, single-stepping, watching variables, viewing stack frames, and printing variables. Version 2.31 fixes bugs. JSwat is published under the GPL.

Teodor Danciu's posted version 0.6.4 of JasperReports, an open source Java library for generating reports from XML templates and customizable data sources (including JDBC). The output can be displayed on the screen, printed, or written to XML or PDF files. Version 0.6.4 adds an Eclipse JDT-based report compiler and fixes bugs.

YourKit, LLC has posted the fifth public beta of YourKit Java Profiler 4.0, a 295€ payware tool for detecting memory leaks and memory consumption bottlenecks. It features Automation of memory leak detection, an object heap browser, JUnit integration, IntelliJ IDEA, Borland JBuilder integration. Version 4.0 adds support for Mac OS X and simplifies analysis of custom class loaders and the classes they load. This beta now works inside NetBeans, and has better font handling.