Java News from Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ben Litchfield has posted PDFBox 0.7.3, an open source (BSD license) Java library for manipulating PDF documents and extracting contents from existing PDF documents. This release fixes bugs.

Nathan Fiedler has released version 3.13 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 3.13 makes assorted small interface and functionality improvements. JSwat is now published under the Sun Public License. (It was previously published under the GPL.)

JPOX 1.1.3, an open source implementation of Java Data Objects (JDO) 2.0, has been released. that provides transparent persistence to Java objects. It supports most major SQL databases and can be queried using either JDOQL or SQL. This release makes several small changes and assorted bug fixes. It's published under the Apache 2.0 License.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless PDF Library 2.7.3, a $700 payware (more if you want support) Java class library for creating PDF documents. The $1300 Extended Edition adds the AcroForms support, digital signatures, and the ability to import and edit and existing PDF documents. Version 2.7.3 improves font handling for non-ASCII characters.