Java News from Friday, June 24, 2005

In the long history of bad supreme court decisions, this one may not quite equal Dred Scott or Korematsu, but it's up there. The Supreme Court has now ruled that local governments can seize people's homes and businesses to enrich their political cronies. This must be a first: Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, and O'Connor getting it right while Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer get it wrong.

The Maven Project has posted the second alpha of Continuum, a "continous intergration server for building Java based projects." Continuum supports projects based on Ant, Maven 1, and Maven 2. It exposes web and XML_RPC interfaces, and provides e-mail notification of build failures. Code can be checked out of CVS and Subversion repositories. Alpha 2 adds asynchronous checkouts, forced builds, and per-project command linee arguments. Furthermore, builds are now only added when a build is actually executed because something changed.