Java News from Sunday, July 31, 2005

Nathan Fiedler has posted an alpha of JSwat 3.0, 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 3.0 can read source code from JAR and zip files, adds new breakpoint types, can debug non java languages running on the JVM, and can debug remote applications. JSwat is published under the GPL.

Websina has released BugZero 4.1.3, a $1299 payware (+$300 for maintenance) Web-based bug tracking system that supports multiple projects, group-based access, automatic bug assignment, file attachment, email notification, and metric reports. Bug Zero is written in Java and can run on top of various backend databases including MySQL. 4.1.3 fixes bugs.

The Omni Group has posted the fourth beta of OmniGraffle 4, a general purpose Mac OS X diagramming tool and my UML editor of choice. New features in 4.0 include Bezier curves, SVG export, and improved import and export to/from PICT and Visio. OmniGraffle ranges from $79.95 to $149.95.