Android Ice Cream Sandwich Coming in October?
PLUS, Geppetto 2.0.0 released, and first look at Sonar 2.11.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich – Coming in
According to CEO of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan, the launch date for Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich will be
late October. In the post, he also states that OMAP will be the
preferred platform, and that Notion Ink will update their Adam
tablet by November. Shravan previously leaked the release date of Gingerbread, posting
that “6th December is another big day for Android and you will find
out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible
with 2.3)” at his blog.
Geppetto Puppet Toolset Reaches 2.0.0
The Geppetto toolset for developing Puppet modules and
manifests, has reached version 2.0.0. Geppetto’s foundation is a model
of the Puppet DSL, with validators, parsers, and formatters for
translating between a generated manifest or module, and its
editable representation. In this release, the selection of the
Puppet target can be made in preferences, and Tasks are generated
from comments. The existing wizards have been improved, and new
wizards have been added, and improvements have been made to
validation, including the addition of new cases. Packaged Geppetto
uses Eclipse Indigo as base, which brings bug fixes and
enhancements. More information is available at the Release Notes.
JavaFX 2.0 Beta SDK Build 45 Released
Build 45 of JavaFX 2.0 Beta SDK can be downloaded now. The JavaFX 2.0 release will
include a media engine that supports the playback of web multimedia
content, and a web component for embedding HTML in a JavaFX
application. It will also include FXML, a new XML-based markup
language for defining user interfaces.
Sonar 2.11 RC Released with New Widgets
A release candidate of Sonar 2.11 is now available. This
RC introduces new timeline widgets and a new ‘Time Machine’ widget
that displays measures of required metrics by past version. There
is also a new ‘Sonar CPD’ library for detecting duplications in
Java projects, and a new administration page. Sonar 2.11 RC 1
provides a web service for deleting a project, and a unique Sonar
Server ID by Sonar cluster, in addition to various bug fixes and
improvements. More information is available at the Release Notes.
New Release for Oracle Solaris
Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 has been released. This
release updates the ZFS file system to use the text mode
installation method when installing a system with a ZFS flash
archive, and allows users to employ the luupgrade command when
installing a ZFS root flash archive. Samba has been upgraded to
version 3.5.8, along with the Bash shell, which has been updated to
version 3.2. More information on the changes, is available at the
‘What’s New‘ page.