Java News from Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Yes, I know the headlines below from Mokka mit Schlag are seriously broken. Here's the explanation. I'm fixing it now.

Wonderful! Fixing Mokka mit Schlag headlines broke the Cafe con Leche headlines. Working on that now. Ain't legacy code fun?

OK, that much is half fixed; but now the formatting is confused. I'm not sure why. Time to dig deeper. OK. That was not the same problem at all. An extra </div> closing tag had snuck in. Removing that restored the proper appearance.

An unintended side effect of all this hacking is that the complete story list and recommended reading from Cafe con Leche is now linked from here, rather than just Today's News. I didn't mean to do that, but now that I see it I sort of like it; so I'll probably leave that alone for now.

The Eclipse Project has posted the second milestone of Eclipse 3.3, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java. It also doubles as a base platform for your own applications, an alternative to the AWT and Swing, and a powerful floor wax and dessert topping. New features in this release. mostly minor, include:

Sun's posted the third milestone of NetBeans 6.0, its pure Java IDE for various platforms. This release adds a Windows Vista look and feel.