Java News from Monday, February 13, 2006

Nathan Fiedler has released version 3.7 of JSwat, a graphical, stand-alone Java debugger built on top of the Java Platform Debugger Architecture. Features include breakpoints, source code viewing, single-stepping, watching variables, viewing stack frames, and printing variables. Version 3.7 adds several small features and fixes bugs. JSwat is now published under the Sun Public License. (It was previously published under the GPL.)

Achim Westermann has released JChart2D 1.1.0, a thread-safe, libré (LGPL) Swing widget for drawing x-y plots. new features in this release include viewports, run-time configuration by popup menus for traces and charts, and flexible rendering of traces by discs, polylines, and filled polygons.

Frederic Lavigne posted version 6.2 of his Skin Look And Feel for Java. SkinLF allows Java developers to use Skins (GTK and KDE themes) in their Swing applications. This release supports theming text component borders and JDK 1.4 frame decoration. It also provides theme converters to port themes written for other skin engines to SkinLF themepacks. This is a bug fix release. Java 2 is required.