Commons Configuration provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources, e.g. properties files, XML documents, JDBC datasources and many more.
The new release contains several bug fixes, many of them related to file based configurations and reloading strategies. There are some new features as well:
- DTD validation for XMLConfiguration
- Improved compliance of PropertiesConfiguration with the specification of java.util.Properties
- New configurations implementing the "property list" format used on NeXT/OpenStep and its XML variant used on Mac OS X
A full list of changes since the previous release can be found in the change log at http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/configuration/changes-report.html
Commons Configuration is available in either binary or source form from the Configuration downloads page:
The Commons Configuration Team