Sunday, October 24, 2004

Xdoclet: Release 1.2.2 is out

Xdoclet 1.2.2 has been released yesterday. This release is a big improvement with more than hundered closed issues and support for J2EE 1.4 Webservices, JDO 2, Java Server Faces and EJB 2.1.

JDK 5.0 support is still missing, but this will be supported in the next release.

The release entry on Freshmeat will tell you the details. If you use and like Xdoclet, then please also vote for it.

One of the interesting questions will be how much Xdoclet will be used in future now that annotations are part of the languge. Should Xdoclet try to process those as well? As an example: Thomas Diesler of JBoss is currently rewriting the ws4ee part, which is currently based on Axis. In a forum entry, he wrote recently, that JBossWS won't support Xdoclet, but support JSR-181 Webservices Metadata. Bill Burke already has some 'annotations for J2SE 1.4' in his AOP framework, so this will probably also be used in JBossWS. Ok, this is JBossWS only and other manufacturers won't provide such a thing. On the other hand, a translation from JDK 5 annotations to JDK 1.4 + Xdoclet tags might be useful.

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