Java News from Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Version 1.2.0 of Subversion, an open source version control system designed to replace CVS, has been released. New features in 1.2.0 include reserved checkouts and WebDAV autoversioning.

Lorenzo Bettini has released GNU Source-highlight 2.0, a GPL'd tool for reading Java, C/C++, Prolog, Perl, PHP3, Flex, ChangeLog, JavaScript, LUA, CAML, SML, Log, and Python code and translating them into syntax highlighted HTML and XHTML. Binaries are available for Unix, and it should compile on Windows with the appropriate libraries. Vesrion 2.0 enables new languages to be added at runtime without recompiling.

Grzegorz Kowal has posted the second beta of Launch4j 2.0, an open source (MIT License) tool for wrapping Java applications distributed as jars in Windows native executables. Beta 2 enables launchers to provide version information for the Windows Explorer.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless PDF Library 2.4.1, a $700 payware (more if you want support) Java class library for creating PDF documents. The $1300 Extended Edition adds the AcroForms support, digital signatures, and the ability to import and edit and existing PDF documents. Version 2.4.1 improves supoprt for TIFF and JPEG and fixes bugs. Java 1.2 or later is required.