It sure is christmas time now ;)
The first OS Java IPP implementation (called Jipsi) have been made available from http://www.lohndirekt.de/software/jipsi_quickstart.html.
Great stuff, based/inspired by CUPS - but unfortunately Jipsi is been released under GPL instead of LGPL which makes it impossible for me to use ;( ....but hey, it's a start ;)
Secondly, JGoodies have showed me how to do proper validation UI's - see http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/validationdemo/index.html (yes - it was relased on the 10th, but hey it's close to x-mas ;)
Thirdly, JDK 1.5 Alpha have been made available for JavaLobbist's from http://www.javalobby.org/members/j2se15.jsp (require javalobby.org registration)
Fourth, Eclipse M6 is still working great ;)
Fifth, Happy X-Mas ;)