The Jakarta Commons team is pleased to announce the availability of the Commons Configuration 1.4 release. Commons Configuration provides a generic configuration interface which enables an application to read configuration data from a variety of sources (properties, database, xml, jndi, plist...). This release contains numerous bug fixes, but also adds some new features like improved interpolation support, a new configuration class for windows ini files, or a new reloading strategy that can be triggered using JMX. All changes are source and binary compatible with the previous release (1.3). The changes report contains a list with all changes since the last release and is available at Commons Configuration is available in either binary or source form from the Configuration downloads page: When downloading the release, please check the signatures and md5 sums using the values from the main Apache web site (linked on the download page). More information about Commons Configuration can be found at the Configuration main site at The Jakarta Commons Development Team