Java News from Friday, January 5, 2007

FreeCompany has released Redline, an open source (MIT license) pure Java library "for manipulating RPM Package Manager packages. Currently the project supports reading and creating packages and has an included Ant task useful for integration with build systems. Support for package signatures will be added in a future release."

Michael Allan has commenced work on OverDOM, a "Java implementation of the W3C DOM, layered over a Web browser's native implementation. OverDOM provides applets with access to the browser's loaded document, through a familiar Java binding of the DOM."

Tiger Privacy has released Tiger JMail 1.0.2, a free-as-in-speech (LGPL) JavaMail implementation. This is a bug fix release.

DeNova, Inc. has released JExpress Professional 7.0.3, a $499 payware cross-platform installer builder for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Solaris.

Nathan Fiedler has released version 3.15 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 3.15 tries to avoid IllegalArgumentExceptions when launching the program to be debugged. JSwat is published under the Sun Public License.

 JGAP 3.1 has been released. JGAP is an LGPL'd genetic algorithms library for Java that "is designed to require minimum effort to use "out of the box", but is highly modular and allows custom components to be easily plugged in by the more adventurous." It supports XML persistence, an event system, and a default natural selection algorithm.

David Cranshaw has released SQLiteJDBC 032, a JDBC driver for the SQLite database. "It is written as a thin driver on top of the SQLite 3.3.x C API. The native JNI library has SQLite compiled into it so all you need to do is include the two files packaged above in your project." It's published under the BSD license.