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Blackberry Java Plugin for Eclipse 1.3.0 and Two Releases from Apache Tomcat

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Jaspersoft 4 and Nexus gets ready for the cloud with move to AGPL license.

VisualVM Harness 1.1 Released

Version 1.1 of the VisualVM harness for
building and packaging the VisualVM tool, is now available. This
release adds support for VisualVM 1.3.1 and functionality for
installing VisualVM outside of the JDK directory structure.
Uninstallation support is also provided, and debugging information
has been added to the native shared libraries.

Jaspersoft 4 Released

Jaspersoft 4 is out now! Jaspersoft is a tool for
bringing business intelligence into web apps. For this edition of
Jaspersoft, the team have focused on interactivity, so users should
see an improvement in re-sizing and minimising UI components. The
tool also comes with a new UI framework, which the team claim makes
Jaspersoft the “only BI vendor with an end-to-end suite designed
for the web application world.” This framework seperates content
and presentation layers to allow customisation using CSS markup
techniques, in an attempt to simplify customisations. Interested? A
live trial of Jaspersoft is available now.

Open Document Foundation Join OpenDoc
Society

The Document Foundation has become an organisational member of the OpenDoc Society,
which promotes best practices for office applications.

“We feel that the association’s work of promoting
interoperability between ODF implementations and sharing knowledge
about best practices, fits together well with the mission of The
Document Foundation to provide a full-featured Open Source
productivity tool with strong ODF support,” said member of The
Document Foundation’s steering committee, Italo Vignoli.

The Document Foundation join Google and IBM ,who are already
members organisations of the OpenDoc Society. In related news, the
Document Foundation have announced the third release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3.
According to the Document Foundation, the final release of
LibreOffice 3.3 will be available soon.

Nexus Gets Ready for the Cloud With Move to AGPL
License

Sonatype’s Wayne Jackson has blogged about the company’s
decision to move Nexus from a GPL license, to the AGPL.
Initially, they opted for the GPL license as they did not envision
open source Nexus being offered as a service, and wanted to avoid
causing concern by adopting a new form of license. However, with
the rise of cloud computing Jackson sees the possibility of open
source Nexus being delivered as a hosted commercial service
“growing steadily.” The GPL does not require enhancements made to
open source Nexus by service providers to be contributed back to
the community. With this in mind, Sonatype have moved to the AGPL
with a closed service provider loophole. Jackson insists this gives
the community maximum protection and will not impact the broader
Nexus community.

Blackberry Java Plugin for Eclipse 1.3.0

Version 1.3.0 of the BlackBerry Java plugin for
Eclipse has been released. This plugin extends the Eclipse
framework to enable Java developers to create Blackberry apps and
MIDlets for BlackBerry devices. This version adds support for
Eclipse 3.6 ‘Helios’ and BlackBerry Java SDK 6.0, and will now
automatically notify the user when a new version becomes available.
It also comes with templates for BlackBerry application projects
and three UI screen templates for screen layouts typically used in
BlackBerry device applications.

Apache Tomcat 6.0.30 and 7.0.6 Released

The Apache Tomcat team have announced two releases: Tomcat
6.0.30 stable and Apache Tomcat 7.0.6.

Tomcat 6.0.30 stable adds support for the Servlet 2.5 and JSP
2.1 specifications, and updates to Commons Pool 1.5.5 and Commons
Daemon 1.0.5. Please see the Release Notes for more information. Meanwhile, Apache
Tomcat 7.0.6 is the first stable release of the Tomcat 7 branch.
This release contains a new binary distribution targeted at users
embedding Tomcat in other applications, and features a number of
enhancements to the memory leak detection and prevention features.
Please see the Release Notes for more information.

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