Java News from Sunday, May 7, 2006

The Legion of the Bouncy Castle has released version 1.33 of the Bouncy Castle Java Cryptography API, an open source, clean-room implementation of the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE). It supports X.509 certificates, PKCS12, S/MIME, CMS, PKCS7, and lots of other juicy acronyms. It also includes its own light-weight crypto API that works in Java 1.0 and later, and does not depend on the JCE. Version 1.33 is a bug fix release. Download it while it's still legal.

Mantis 1.0.3, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) bug tracking system based on PHP and MySQL, has been released. This is a biug fix release.

The Jakarta Apache Project has released HTTPClient 3.0.1, an open source (Apache 2.0 license) HTTP 1.0/1.1 pure Java library for performing assorted HTTP operations. "Although the package provides basic functionality for accessing resources via HTTP, it doesn't provide the full flexibility or functionality needed by many applications. The Jakarta Commons HttpClient component seeks to fill this void by providing an efficient, up-to-date, and feature-rich package implementing the client side of the most recent HTTP standards and recommendations." Features include:

This is a bug fix release.