Four New Apache Releases

New Releases for Apache Projects XML Graphics and Stonehenge

Jessica Thornsby

Second incubating release for the Apache OpenWebBeans project and Apache PDFBox 1.2.1

Apache XML Graphics Commons 1.4

Apache XML Graphics Commons version 1.4 is out now.

Apache XML Graphics Commons is a library consisting of reusable components used by Apache Batik and Apache FOP. With this release, XML Graphics Commons gets support for AdobeStandardCyrillic encoding, RefinedImageFlavor, and TexturePaint support for PSGraphics2D. This release also adds an interface for Colour Conversions and features functionality for native encoding of CMYK images for PostScript output.

Please see the Release Notes for more information.

Second Incubating Release for Apache Stonehenge

The Apache Stonehenge team have announced their second release as an Apache Incubator project.

The m2-incubating release is a set of example applications for Service Oriented Architecture. It aims to illustrate and develop best practice for interoperable applications that communicate via distributed protocols, and demonstrate interoperability between platforms. This release sees Sun Metro join the list of supported platforms. The project uses the currently-defined W3C and OASIS standard protocols.

Apache Implementation of JSR-299 and JSR-330

The Apache OpenWebBeans Team have announced the availability of Apache OpenWebBeans 1.0.0-alpha-1.

Apache OpenWebBeans is an implementation of JSR-299 ‘Context and Dependency Injection for Java’ and JSR-330 ‘atinject.’ It provides Dependency Injection scaling from Java SE environments up to EE6 servers, and aims to create a new set of WebBeans components for exposing the functionality of other Apache Foundation projects. The 1.0.0-alpha-1 release implements the latest API, and passes the JSR-330 TCK.

It can be downloaded now.

Bug Fixes with Apache PDFBox 1.2.1

Apache PDFBox version 1.2.1 is out now.

PDFBox is a Java library for working with PDF documents. PDFBox 1.2.1 is a patch release that addresses some issues with the 1.2.0 release. This includes a performance regression caused by repeated attempts to load missing font metrics. It also fixes a problem where PDFBox wrapper didn’t work with PDFReader and PDFDebugger.

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