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eXo Launch Private Beta of eXo Cloud IDE

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, proposal for CDI 1.1 posted and JRuby 1.6.0 released.

eXo Launch Private Beta of eXo Cloud IDE

eXo have announced their plans to provide a multi-tenant user experience platform for Java systems, eXo Platform 3.5. eXo Platform 3.5 is due for release later this year, and will also feature improvements to its web-based IDE, which should make it easier to write, test and deploy mashups, gadgets, HTML5 and content applications. Developer releases of milestone, alpha and beta versions of the platform will be released prior to general availability. The company also announced eXo Cloud IDE as a private beta. The eXo Cloud IDE hosted development environment allows users to collaboratively develop gadgets and mashups that can be deployed directly to a PaaS. To be considered for the beta, developers must submit a request at the eXo website.

Casbah MongoDB Scala Driver 2.1.0 Released

Version 2.1.0 of the Casbah MongoDB Scala Driver, has been released with support for Java Driver 2.5 and MongoDB 1.8. Please note that there are some breaking changes in MapReduce, as users are now required to specify an output collection.

Proposal for CDI 1.1 Posted

Pete Muir has blogged that he has submitted the JSR proposal for CDI 1.1. CDI 1.1 will focus on a variety of areas, including the global ordering of interceptors and decorators, declarative control over which packages/classes are scanned in a bean archive, and alignment with the current version of @Inject. A list of all the issues the team plan to address, can be seen at the ‘New features proposed for CDI 1.1‘ document. According to the blog post, most of the work will be done through the CDI issue tracker and the cdi-dev@lists.jboss.org public mailing list.

JRuby 1.6.0 Released

JRuby 1.6.0 is out now! This release adds Windows to the continuous integration environment, thereby making it a primary supported platform. The Ruby call performance and Ruby 1.9.2 language and API compatibility have been improved. The release also comes with a preview of RubyGems Maven support and experimental C Extension support. JRuby 1.6.0 can be downloaded from the JRuby website.

Time to Name the Eclipse Train

It’s time to vote for the name of the next Eclipse Simultaneous Release! Through community input and discussions in the Eclipse Planning Council, potential names have been whittled down to eight:

  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • Jubilate
  • Jura
  • Juliet
  • Jules
  • Jasmine
  • Jason

The Eclipse Simultaneous Release will take place on the fourth Wednesday of June, 2012.

Confluence 3.5 and JIRA 4.3 Released

Confluence 3.5 has been announced. Updates include new sharing functionality for sharing pages and blogs, the ability to create and insert JIRA issues from the editor, and the option of autowatching contributions. Please see the Release Notes for more information. The accompanying release of JIRA 4.3 means that Confluence users will be able to manage all their users in one place, as only one username and password is required for both applications by delegating user management to JIRA. More information on JIRA 4.3 is available at the Atlassian blog.

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