Java News from Sunday, October 8, 2006

The Jakarta Apache Project has released the Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) 2.4. BSF is an open source class library that "provides scripting language support within Java applications, and access to Java objects and methods from scripting languages. BSF allows one to write JSPs in languages other than Java while providing access to the Java class library. In addition, BSF permits any Java application to be implemented in part (or dynamically extended) by a language that is embedded within it. This is achieved by providing an API that permits calling scripting language engines from within Java, as well as an object registry that exposes Java objects to these scripting language engines."

Alan Ezust has uploaded the seventh pre-release of jEdit 4.3, an open source programmer's editor written in Java with extensive plug-in support and my preferred text editor on Windows and Unix. Besides bug fixes, this pre-release adds various new API methods.