Java News from Friday, November 24, 2006

Robert Bajzat has released DocWrench 0.8, a JavaDoc doclet that produces more modern, frameless DHTML JavaDoc than the standard doclet. However, viewing the sample code I have to say what it produces is decidedly inferior to the standard output, and suffers from pretty much all the flaws common to Web 2.0 applications (poor usability, poor search engine optimization, JavaScript dependence, etc.) What I'd really like to see is a doclet that generates well-formed, valid, frameless XHTML styled with CSS. Maybe I'll even write one. However for now I just postprocess my JavaDoc with TagSoup instead. Java 5 is required.

Polarion Software has posted Subversive 1.1.0 M9, a pure Java, open source Eclipse 3.2 plug-in that provides Subversion integration. New features in 1.1 include "Branch from Revision" and "Tag from Revision" actions.