Daily Roundup

Eclipse Communication Framework 3.5 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new Apache CouchDB on iOS project.

Automating Eclipse Maintenance with Workspace Mechanic

Robert Konigsberg has blogged about the latest changes in Workspace Mechanic for Eclipse. This tool for
automating the maintenance of the Eclipse environment no longer
depends on Mylyn, or org.mortbay for JSON parsing. Tasks can now be
specified by URL. The latest release of Workspace Mechanic for
Eclipse is 0.0.6, and the tool works with Eclipse version 3.5 and
version 3.6.

New Apache CouchDB on iOS Project

Apache CouchDB on iOS‘ has been launched on
GitHub. This project aims to provide a build of the Apache CouchDB
document-oriented database that is optimised for iPad, iPhone and
iPod Touch. With this project, the data is hosted on the device by
Couchbase Mobile, so the application should be responsive even
without a working network signal. A ‘Building the Demo App’
document is now available, for those wishing to try the

New Ruboto-Based App on Android Market

An Android app based on the Ruboto ‘Ruby on Android’ project, has been released on
the Android Market. The Android API Browser app allows users to browse
all levels of the Android API on their device, by providing a UI
for exploring Android APIs.

ECF 3.5 Released with XML-RPC Provider

Version 3.5 of the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) has been
released. ECF provides a modular implementation of the OSGi 4.2
Remote Services standard, support for REST-based and SOAP-based
remote services, and asynchronous messaging for remote services.
Version 3.5 adds a XML-RPC Provider that implements the ECF Remote
Services API and adds the option of using a XML-RPC based
infrastructure for the registration, distribution and use of remote
services. The ECF Documentation Project has also been launched for
community-contributed documentation. More information on these
changes is available at the New and Noteworthy.

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