writes: "Yay: XML, built-in Perl-ish regex, jdbc 3.0, asserts, IPv6, lots of other goodies. Release notes and incompatibilities. And I think this means I can use my wheel-mouse in NetBeans without that extra module ;) Download it here." WilsonSD
adds: "There are many cool new features including a New I/O package, an Assert Facility and enhanced performance."
Some other random Java notes: O'Reilly has an essay about why you won't see any open source J2EE implementations
, and Kodak has filed a patent-infringement claim
against Sun regarding Java.