Java News from Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Novell has released Mono, an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. Mono includes an ECMA Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) runtime engine, a cross platform IKVM Java runtime engine, a C# 1.0 compiler, class libraries implementing the .NET 1.1 profile, the Gtk# 1.0 GUI programming toolkit, GNU Classpath for the CLI and a Visual Basic runtime. Version 1.1.8 adds support for DomainUpDown and NumericUpDown, incomplete DataGrid support, incomplete multiple document interface support, drag and drop for X11 and Win32, clipboard implemented for X11 and Win32, HelpProvider, ErrorProvider, Cursor class, ResXWriter and ResXReader, SWF.Timers and various bug fixes. is a bug fix release.

Gaudenz Alder has released JGraph 5.5.3, a free-as-in-speech (Mozilla Public License/LGPL) graph component for Swing that requires Java 1.4 or later. JGraph is accompanied by Graphpad, an open-source diagram editor for Swing that offers Automatic Layout, Printing, Zoom, and much more. It is available in English, German and French. This release adds a few methods and fixes bugs.