Java News from Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paul R. Holser has released JOpt Simple 3.0, an open source "Java library for parsing command line options, such as those you might pass to an invocation of javac. As closely as possible, JOpt Simple attempts to honor the command line option syntaxes of POSIX getopt() and GNU getopt_long()." JOpt Simple is published under the Academic Free License.

Teodor Danciu has released JasperReports 3.1.3, 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 3.1.3 can use TrueType fonts without installing them into the system and adds XML-based chart theme implementations.