Java News from Saturday, June 25, 2005

Sun has posted the fourth update release for Java 5.0 Tiger with dozens of assorted bug fixes. Also, "J2SE support for Windows 64-bit has progressed from release candidate to final release. This version runs on AMD64/EM64T 64-bit mode machines with Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions." As usual it's available for Solaris, Windows, and Linux.

Sebastiano Vigna has released version 4.4.2 of fastUtil, a collection of type-specific Java maps and sets with a small memory footprint and faster access and insertion. The classes implement their standard counterpart interfaces such as java.util.Map and can be plugged into existing code. However, they also contain type-specific methods. For instance, the CharList class has not only the usual add(Object o) method but also an add(char c) method. Version 4.4.2 adds a reset() method to FastBufferedInputStream. fastUtil is published under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).