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Apache Roller RC Supports Java EE 6 Servers and Alex Ruiz Leaves Oracle

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, bugfixes for Gradle 0.9.1 and new DPJizer tool.

Apache Roller RC Adds Java EE 6 Server

The third RC of Apache Roller 5.0 has been
announced. Apache Roller is a multi-user and group-blog server, and
this new RC runs on the Java EE 6 servers Glassfish 3, JBoss 6 and
Websphere 8. The installation guide has been updated to explain how
to install Roller on Glassfish, JBoss and WebSphere.

Alex Ruiz Leaves Oracle

Alex Ruiz has announced that he is leaving Oracle, but he admits “it
was difficult to leave Oracle without witnessing the release of
JavaFX 2.0,” claiming “this release will be the best ever!” Alex
Ruiz is leaving Oracle for a job at Google.

Bugfixes for Gradle 0.9.1

Version 0.9.1 of Gradle has been announced, a
minor bugfix for 0.9. This release adds a mavenLocal() method,
which introduces a repository that looks for dependencies in the
local Maven cache. If present, the repository uses the Maven
settings.xml file. It also fixes a list of bugs.

Glassfish Moves into 2011

What have the Glassfish team got planned for 2011? The Aquarium
have posted a blog telling users what to expect over the next twelve months,
including a final release of Glassfish 3.1, progress on Java EE 7
related technologies, and cloud and virtualisation as guiding
principles for future versions of GlassFish.

DPJizer Tool Released for DPJ Project

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have released the
DPJizer‘ tool, which aims to simplify the
writing of parallel programs in
Deterministic Parallel Java
(DPJ.) DPJ is a Java-based system,
which was launched last year. DPJizer is available as an Eclipse
plugin, and is an effect inference tool for object-orientated
effect systems. The tool can reportedly perform a whole-program
analysis, and infer some DPJ annotations automatically. Annotations
inferred by DPJizer can be reviewed and changed by the programmer.
DPJizer can be installed by following the instructions on the

Closure For Clojure Funding

Rich Hickey has stopped his funding appeal for Clojure, claiming that
accepting donations and funding “has created an unreasonable sense
of entitlement among some in the community as to what I do with my
time.” He thanks those who have contributed financially to the project
over the past year.

New Eclipse Properties Editor Plugin

Tom Schindl has posted a Properties-Editor Eclipse plugin that shows an
Outline-View for property files.

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