Java News from Monday, October 3, 2005

The second release candidate of Mantis 1.0, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) bug tracking system based on PHP and MySQL, has been posted. This release fixes bugs.

Werner Randelshofer has released the Quaqua Look and Feel 3.4, "an extension for Apple's implementation of the Aqua Look for Swing. Quaqua aims at fixing inconsistencies between user interface elements implemented in Swing and those of native Mac OS X applications. To achieve this, Quaqua selectively replaces UI elements of Apples Aqua Look And Feel with elements of its own." Quaqua is dual licensed under the BSD license model and the LGPL. Java 1.3 or later and Mac OS X 10.2 or later are required. This release adds JSheet that looks roughly like native NSSheet dialogs, a new help button style, and various other improvements and bug fixes.