Java News from Saturday, November 25, 2006

Andrei Kouznetsov has released Unified I/O 2.7.0, an open source (BSD license) class library that "allows random access to any data or stream (even over HTTP), and gives a clear difference between read only and read/write access." This is a bug fix release.

Paul R. Holser has released JOpt Simple 2.3, an open source "Java library for parsing command line options, such as those you might pass to an invocation of javac. As closely as possible, JOpt Simple attempts to honor the command line option syntaxes of POSIX getopt() and GNU getopt_long()." JOpt Simple is published under the Academic Free License. This release now works with JOpt 1.3.

Michael Fuchs has released DocBook Doclet 1.5, a doclet that creates DocBook SGML and XML documents from JavaDoc. Version 1.5 upgrades to DocBook 4.5 and docbook-xsl 1.71.1. It also adds syntax highlighting.

IBM's alphaWorks has released the Pattern Modeling and Analysis Tool for Java Garbage Collector (PMAT) 1.3. "PMAT analyzes IBM verbose GC traces by parsing the traces and building pattern models. PMAT recommends key configurations by executing a diagnosis engine and pattern modeling algorithm. If there are any errors related with Java heap exhaustion or fragmentation in the verbose GC trace, PMAT can diagnose the root cause of failures. PMAT provides rich chart features that graphically display Java heap usage." This is mostly a bug fix release.

Martin Auer has released UMLet 7.1, "an open-source lightweight Java tool for rapidly drawing UML diagrams, with a focus on a sound and pop-up-free user interface." It can export diagrams to SVG, JPEG, EPS, and PDF formats and can be used as an Eclipse plugin. This release fixes bugs and adds online help. UMLet is published under the GPL. Java 1.5 is required.