Java News from Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Apache Jakarta Project has released Commons Validator 1.2.0, an extensible open source framework for defining validation methods. Although it uses XML to define the validation rules, this component is intended for general data validation, not specifically or even primarily XML validation. 1.2.0 adds a basket of small new features and fixes various bugs. It is published under the Apache 2.0 license.

The Apache Maven Project has released Continuum 1.0.1, 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. 1.0.1 adds a few minor features such as domain names and SSL in the jabber notifier, registered nicks in the IRC notifier, and shell commands defined in user path.