Java News from Monday, January 19, 2009

I've posted the third beta of XOM 1.2, my free-as-in-speech (LGPL) library for processing XML with Java. Compared to the 1.0-->1.1 transition, this is a very minor upgrade. There are just a couple of additional methods, a few bug fixes, and maybe a small optimization or two. All code written to the 1.1 or 1.0 APIs should run unchanged with 1.2. This beta upgrades jaxen to 1.1.2 and optimizes UnicodeUtil, which should be somewhat easier to compile now. If no one notices any major problems in this release, I'll probably declare it 1.2 final in a couple of weeks.