Sunday, June 28, 2009

STAN 1.1 with Community License Option

STAN 1.1 has just been released. Since 1.0 more that a year ago, we went through 1.0.1 to 1.0.4, constantly improving the product regarding to stability and usability. Since 1.0, lots of "little things" have found their way into STAN:
  • Choose between Java 5 generic and raw signatures
  • Determine the order in which libraries are analyzed
  • Improved "Open Declaration" (F3) in STAN IDE
  • Copy to clipboard in Query/Violations/Dependencies View
  • In addition to class exclusions, inclusion patterns are supported
  • Show dependencies for multiple edge selections in Dependencies View
  • Parse annotations, indicate @Deprecated with an icon overlay
  • Introduce pollution, a number suitable to trace quality over time
  • Added treemap overview in Structure Explorer and Pollution View
  • Show excluded classes under a separate root in Structure Explorer
  • Re-include excluded classes from the Explorer's context menu

With STAN 1.1 we also updated the license terms by adding a Community License option.

What does that mean? Well, you may now download and use STAN without a license key! However, structure analysis will be limited to 100 classes. Any classes exceeding that limit will be automatically excluded from the analysis. That's the only restriction when using STAN under the terms of the community license option. The other license conditions did not change: if you like STAN, you can still register at for a 30 days evaluation and you can still buy node-locked or personal licenses.