Java News from Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nathan Fiedler has released version 3.12 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 3.12 makes assorted small interface improvements. JSwat is now published under the Sun Public License. (It was previously published under the GPL.)

Gaudenz Alder has released JGraph 5.9.2, a free-as-in-speech (Mozilla Public License/LGPL) graph component for Swing that requires Java 1.4 or later. In 5.9.2, "In addition to supporting an image on the background, a Component may now be drawn as the JGraph background for applications such as mapping. Some performance improvements have been made in the GraphLayoutCache relating to making cells invisible. In the model there have also been performance improvements around the functionality that removes cells."