Java News from Monday, July 2, 2007

The Eclipse Project has released Eclipse 3.3, an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for Java and C++. 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 version 3.3 include Vista support, an XML Editor, improved Undo, and Mylyn, a task-focused user interface that integrates with Bugzilla, Trac, and Jira. Java 5 or later is required, though it can compile for earlier versions of Java.

Andrei Kouznetsov has released Unified I/O 3.0, an open source (BSD license) class library that "allows random access to any data or stream (even over HTTP), and gives a clear difference between read only and read/write access." Version 3.0 This release adds a new buffering model and can create child streams with shared or independent stream position.

Websina has released BugZero 5.0, a $1299 payware (+$300 for maintenance) Web-based bug tracking system that supports multiple projects, group-based access, automatic bug assignment, file attachment, email notification, and metric reports. Bug Zero is written in Java and can run on top of various backend databases including MySQL. 5.0 adds field dependencies and an AJAX interface.