Java News from Thursday, February 22, 2007

Atlassian has released Bamboo 1.0, a $960 payware continuous integration server that "provides Build Telemetry to help identify and highlight trends, patterns, and linkages across builds — not just focusing on the results of a single build."

Nathan Fiedler has released of JSwat 4.0, 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 4.0 adds support for Java 6, and is now published under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) instead of the Sun Public License.

The Jakarta Apache Project has released the Commons FileUpload 1.2. "FileUpload makes it easy to add robust, high-performance, file upload capability to your servlets and web applications. FileUpload parses HTTP requests that conform to RFC 1867, 'Form-based File Upload in HTML'. That is, if an HTTP request is submitted using the POST method, and with a content type of 'multipart/form-data', then FileUpload can parse that request, and make the results available in a manner easily used by the caller." Version 1.2 adds a streaming API, progress listeners, header continuation lines, and limits on file sizes.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless PDF Library 2.7.7. This is a bug fix release. The library costs $700 (more if you want support)s. The $1300 Extended Edition adds the AcroForms support, digital signatures, and the ability to import and edit and existing PDF documents.

Teodor Danciu has released JasperReports 1.3.1, an open source (LGPL) Java library for generating reports from XML templates and customizable data sources (including JDBC). The output can be displayed on the screen, printed, or written to XML or PDF files. Version 1.3.1 supports stacked area charts.