Java News from Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sun has posted the first release candidate of Java 6 Mustang for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

SuperBonBon Industries has released UPNPLib, an open source (Apache license) universal plug and play library for Java."UPNP™ is a protocol based on SSDP to discover UPNP™ compliant devices on a network. Specific search can be made to only look for a specific type of device or for all devices available. Once a device is found on the network, the client can retreive the device description ( devices state variables and available operations ) and start to interact with it using XML messages." Java 1.4 or later is required.

Teodor Danciu has released JasperReports 1.2.8, an open source (LGPL) Java library for generating reports from XML templates and customizable data sources (including JDBC). The output can be displayed on the screen, printed, or written to XML or PDF files. Version 1.2.8 adds sortable data sources and custom date and number formatters,