Java News from Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Sun announced its quarterly financial results yesterday. Revenue was $2.98 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter, a 4.3 percent drop from the same quarter last year. Net income was $121 million (4 cents a share) a steep drop from $783 million (23 cents a share) last year. However the fourth quarter last year included the $1.6 billion Microsoft settlement. This year's quarter includes a nonrecurring $190 million tax benefit.

The Jakarta Apache Project has released version 5.5.10 of the Tomcat open source servlet container and official reference implementation of the Java Servlet API 2.4 and Java Server Pages (JSP) 2.0. This release is considered to be an alpha. New features in this release include Apache Portable Runtime (APR)-based HTTP/1.1 and AJP/1.3 protocol handlers with SSL support, an experimental NIO-Socket channel for the AJP/1.3 connector, improved support for Java 5, and clustering support at the Engine and Host levels.