Java News from Saturday, April 15, 2006

Tobias Buchloh has released KisKis - Keep It Secret! Keep It Safe! is free-as-in-speech (LGPL) password manager written in Java. It can import and export passwords in XML. Unfortunately it's based on dom4j whose license is incopmaptible with the GPL. It also uses SWT for taskbar integration, and that license is also incompatible with the GPL. Time permitting I may see what I can do about ripping out dom4j and plugging in XOM. This might require expanding the test suite, since it currentlys eems to have exactly one test. However until that happens, I can't recommend this tool.