Java2Html - News



February 26th, 2006 new
New version 5.0 and Eclipse plugin 1.5.0 released.
  • Brushed up application an applet: New Swing user interfaces (were AWT before)
  • Contribution from Christian Hujer: XHTML 1.1 output
  • Lots of code cleanup
  • Eclipse Plugin: Preview on preferences page also shows italic
  • Eclipse Plugin: Moved default style control on preferences page to button panel. Better indicates what the controls are meant for.
  • Eclipse Plugin: Extended preview source code to also show Java 1.5 features.
  • Eclipse Plugin Bugfix: modifying style on preferences page caused exception in Eclipse 3.1.1
  • Eclipse Plugin Bugfix: conversion caused ClassCastException on some text editors
January 31st, 2006
The Java2Html homepage has been updated. Hope you like the new design.
January 5th, 2006
New version 4.2 and Eclipse plugin 1.4.2 released.
  • Ant task: new option showDefaultTitle="true" sets the html title of generated html pages to the relative name of the source file (e.g. <title>de/java2html/</title>)
  • Ant task: Default options are derived from the global default options. Those can be defined in an optional file (see documentation)
  • Xhtml output is Xhtml 1.0 transitional compatible
  • Java 5 annotations are colorized
  • New property 'converter' for the JSPWiki plugin specifies output converter to use (e.g. html or xhtml)
  • Html output: changed <br/> to <br /> for improved compatibility
  • Eclipse Plugin: Bugfix: Converter did not respect tab size settings
  • Eclipse Plugin: Now compatible with Eclipse 3.0 or greater
  • Renamed de.java2html.options.Java2HtmlConversionOptions to de.java2html.options.JavaSourceConversionOptions

April 7th, 2004

New version 4.1 and Eclipse plugin 1.4.1 released.
  • Ant task: New parameter overwrite (Overwrite existing files even if the destination files are newer)
  • The Java2Html core code no longer requires AWT libraries (removed dependency to java.awt.Color)
  • supports the new Java 1.5 keyword: enum (support for generics etc. will most likely follow in the next release).
  • Lots of refactorings and bugfixes in the command line interface

January 5th, 2004

New version 4.0 and Eclipse plugin 1.4.0 released.
  • Default options can now be specified by a file. More info in the documentation
  • Bugfix: HTML Line anchors did not have correct line number when output is without line numbers
  • Bugfix: HTML Line anchor properies were ignored in the Ant task
  • Ant task: New parameter useShortFileName (if true output file is named ClassName.html instead of
  • API changes (some classes were moved to different packages):
    de.java2html.converter.Java2HtmlConversionOptions -> de.java2html.options.Java2HtmlConversionOptions
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceStyleEntry -> de.java2html.options.JavaSourceStyleEntry
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceStyleTable -> de.java2html.options.JavaSourceStyleTable
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSource -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSource
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceIterator -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSourceIterator
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceParser -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSourceParser
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceRun -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSourceRun
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceStatistic -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSourceStatistic
    de.java2html.converter.JavaSourceType -> de.java2html.javasource.JavaSourceType
  • Eclipse Plugin: Bugfix: Default style table was not saved to preferenceStore correctly
  • Eclipse Plugin: 3.0M6 compatible

December 14th, 2003

New version 3.6 released.
  • Html output: added attribute class="java" to <div></div> block around converted code.
  • JSPWiki plugin: Removed leading newline in multi line usage

December 7th, 2003

Updated the site layout and contents.

December 7th, 2003

New version 3.5 released.
  • Html output is now XHTML1.0 transitional (and HTML4.01 transitional) compliant
  • Horizontal alignment of Html now defaults to left instead of centered
  • Horizontal alignment of Html output can be adjusted

December 3rd, 2003

New version 3.4 released.

November 27th, 2003

New version 3.3 released.
  • Now includes Plugin for the JSPWiki - See documentation for further documentation
  • Changed default output format from 'Kawa' to 'Eclipse'

June 4th, 2003

New version 3.2 released.
  • Ant task prints a lot less output, and it only converts files that are out of date (Patch from Dave Dribin).
  • Eclipse plugin now supports all available output formats.
April 18th, 2003
New version 3.1 released.
  • New option 'addLineAnchors' and 'lineAnchorPrefix' for Ant task and API. Adds hyperlink anchors to each line of the conversion output.
March 15th, 2003
New version 3.0 released.
  • New output styles, now there are: Kawa, Eclipse and Monochrome
  • New output format: RTF
  • Added an Ant task. Many thanks to Matthias Bohlen. Usage is described in the documentation.
  • Disabled the Java2Html homepage link for usage as library. Users are encouraged to put that link somewhere else on there web page if appropriate.
  • Added commandline capabilites. Many thanks to Sanjay Madhavan for that!
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