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Product Announcements: August 29, 2003

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New products and updates are released everyday. You don't want to miss a cool tool that can save you hours of coding... or fun. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all of the current announcements. That is where Developer.com and Gamelan.com can help. We will keep you up to date on announcements geared towards the programmer market.


Linux Client Support To Wireless VPN


Wireless security software developer Columbitech today announced the availability of a Linux client for its Columbitech Wireless Suite. This new feature that enables an open-source environment coupled with Columbitech's unique VPN technology delivers full wireless functionality for very demanding environments such as embedded clients with very small memory and processor capabilities. Developers building PDA or telematics applications can now offer a more cost-effective and secure, wireless platform that runs well on communication devices with limited hardware resources


Open Source


TikiWiki has been released! ( fixes a blocking wiki edit bug in 1.7.1). This release offers various bugfixes and improvements. All Tiki sites (1.6, 1.7) are recommended to upgrade to this stable version. Affected features: challenge/response feature, email validator, translations, page description, HAWHAW toolkit, HotWords, category listing, LDAP authentication, forum threads, caching URLs with common binary file, TikiHelp? links & various theme and visual fixes.


Gallery v1.4

This is the first *release candidate* for Gallery v.1.4. This new version premieres some major new features: Gallery is now multilingual, and can be displayed in 18 different languages, with more on the way! In addition, we've overhauled the documentation and made it more accessible and more informative. Other changes include ownership at the image level, not just the album level, and a whole slew of minor improvements and bugfixes.



A new stable release of DrJava is now available. DrJava is an integrated Java development environment that supports interactive evaluation of expressions. It is primarily intended for students, but it has features useful even for advanced users. This release includes many large new features, including the ability to test all open JUnit test files, easily run the main method of a program, find and replace across all open documents, and load a history file as a script that can be executed one line at a time. There have been interface improvements including a convenient box that appears in the Interactions Pane to accept input from System.in, listing JUnit test methods as they are being run, and configurable colors that now work in all panes.


JFreeReport 0.8.3f

JFreeReport 0.8.3f was released yesterday. It contains more bugfixes to JFreeReport while waiting on the next real release. JFreeReport is a Java class library for generating reports. It provides a flexible printing functionality for Java applications and supports output to Printers and PDF, Excel, HTML and XHTML, PlainText, XML and CSV files. To give everybody a reason to upgrade, this version now contains a progress monitor dialog for all gui report-operations.



SOFIA has been downloaded almost 65,000 times since it went open-source about 14 months ago. SOFIA is free open-standard code that has been battle-test both by Salmon and the Open-Source community. It improves developer productivity by integrating with Eclipse, IntelliJ and Dreamweaver. SOFIA also allows for more standard development and rapid development by providing over 40 visual and 20 non-visual components as baseline code that can be used in every java based project


Turbine 2.3

Turbine is a servlet based framework that allows experienced Java developers to quickly build secure web applications. Parts of Turbine can also be used independently of the web portion of Turbine as well. In other words, we strive to make portions of Turbine easily available for use in other applications.


This article was originally published on August 29, 2003

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