Java News from Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Apache Jakarta Project has posted a beta POI 3.5, an open source Java library for "manipulating various file formats based upon Microsoft's OLE 2 Compound Document format. OLE 2 Compound Document Format based files include most Microsoft Office files such as XLS and DOC." Version 3.5 adds support for Microsoft's new OOXML (Office Open XML) formats.