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Early Access to Confluence 4.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, The Document Foundation announce advisory board.

Early Access to Confluence 4.0

The first public milestone of Confluence version
is now available through the Early Access Program.

Confluence 4.0 introduces a new editor, featuring a new Colour
Picker, a re-worked user interface, and the ability to indent
paragraph blocks and lists from the toolbar. Confluence 4.0 also
introduces a visual representation of macros, ‘macro placeholders,’
which allows the user to edit the content of a macro in the editor,
or open the Macro Browser by double-clicking the placeholder. The
macro placeholders also have their own properties panel, with
functionality specific to that macro. Users can also now merge and
split cells in a table:

More information on the Confluence 4.0 features is available at
the Release Notes. The Early Access release can be
downloaded now.

OpenGamma 0.8.0 Gets New Web GUI

Version 0.8.0 of the OpenGamma platform has
been released with a new web GUI. This Web GUI is the default
front-end to the View Processor instance, whereas previously the
RESTful endpoints located at /jax on the web console acted as the
default GUI when a user hit a View Processor instance. OpenGamma’s
dependency graph approach to calculations now allows drill-down
into execution plans and calculations to see the calculation as
it’s computed. Additional asset classes are now supported in the
Analytics library and the security master database, including FX
options, Swaptions and reworked equity/equity index options.

More information is available at the Release Notes. OpenGamma is licensed under the Apache
License 2.0.

Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2

Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 (
has been released. This release adds pragmas in the SQL API, which
allow execution of a cache trickle command, and allow the
configuration of DB_SYSTEM_MEM environments. Sequence usage in the
SQL API using SQLite custom functions is now supported, and the
Berkeley DB globalization support architecture has been
implemented, enabling localised and stripped error and output
messages. Replication Manager now manages Group Membership,
allowing sites to be added to, and removed, from the replication
group dynamically. More information is available at the Changelog.

Riena Reaches 3.0.0

After seven milestones, the Riena framework has reached version 3.0.0. This update fixes a bug that caused
AnnotationProcessing for “on navigation node events” to add
listeners multiple times. The Shared Views support has been
improved, and the DateTextRidget should now work with RAP. More
information on the changes, is available at the Bug List.

Riena is a framework for building multi-tier enterprise
client/server applications, which provides access to local and
remote services in a transparent way.

Bug Fixes for IcedTea-Web 1.0.3

A new maintenance release of the IcedTea-Web
project has been released. IcedTea-Web provides a Free Software web
browser plugin running applets written in Java, and a NetX-based
implementation of Java Web Start. This update fixes a bug that
caused Firefox 4 to freeze when an applet called showDocument, and
a bug in the IcedTeaPlugin.so. The IcedTea-Web project team advise
that those using IcedTea-Web 1.0.x with Firefox update to version
1.0.3 as it is “significantly” more stable on Firefox 4.

The Document Foundation Announce Advisory

The Document Foundation have announced the first members of their Advisory Board. The new
appointees are Google; SUSE; Red Hat; the non-profit organisation
Freies Office Deutschland e.V., Software in the Public Interest,
who aim to help other organisations create and distribute
free/open-source software and open-source hardware; and the Free
Software Foundation. This body is representative of The Document
Foundation’s sponsors, and each representative will serve for an
initial term of one year.

“We’re very proud, and warmly welcome the first members of the
Advisory Board. Its composition shows that LibreOffice is a
vendor-neutral, truly-free office suite,” said Florian Effenberger,
speaking on behalf of The Document Foundation’s Steering

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