Java News from Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Andrew Thompson asked me an interesting question this morning. Is there any way for a Jar file to know whether it's been launched by double clicking or by running "java -jar filename.jar"? The goal would be to run a command line version of a program if it's been launched from a command line but a GUI version if it's been double clicked on. Any ideas?

Oracle has released version 10.1.2 of JDeveloper, an integrated development environment for Java. 10.1.2 is mostly a bug fix release.

No Magic has released MagicDraw UML 9.0, a $149 to $2549 payware "visual UML modeling and CASE tool with teamwork support." New features in version 9.0 include UML 2.0 notation, visual Model differencing, and Java 5 support.