Daily Roundup

First Jenkins Release Fixes “Trademark Bug”

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Mobile 1.0.0 M3 and SpringGemFire 1.0 Goes GA.

Third Milestone for Spring Mobile 1.0.0

The third milestone of Spring Mobile 1.0.0 has been
released. This project provides extensions to Spring MVC that
facilitate the development of cross-platform mobile web
applications. This third milestone ships a general facility for
user site preference management, which can be used either alongside
the mobile site switcher, or independently. DeviceUtils and
SitePreferenceUtils have also been added for looking up
‘currentDevice’ and ‘currentSitePreference.’ More information is
available at the Changelog.

Give Your IDE a Make-Over

Want to switch colour themes in Eclipse? Eclipse Color Theme is a plugin dedicated to this very
task. It includes some themes from eclipsecolorthemes.org and
functionality for adding more themes created on this site, by
exporting the themes as XML. It is available for Eclipse 3.5 and
Eclipse 3.6. The source code can also be downloaded from github.

SpringGemFire 1.0 Goes GA

Spring GemFire 1.0 is now GA!
This release adds template and callback support for easy native API
access, and support for GemFire version 6.5 and transaction
management. Non-reflection based Instantiators can now be
auto-generated, and exception translation to Spring’s portable
DataAccess exception hierarchy has been added.

Cisco Joins OpenStack for Open Source Cloud

Networking company Cisco has joined the OpenStack community.

“The effort here is being led by the CTO organization but also
draws on other engineers throughout Cisco’s product groups to help
with the design, specification and development of this open source
cloud stack. And yes, that does mean code,” says Lew Tucker, Vice
President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at

OpenStack is a collection of open source technologies
that target delivering a scalable cloud operating system, and the
community is currently working on two projects: OpenStack Compute
and OpenStack Object Storage.

Telosys Framework 1.1.1 Released

Version 1.1.1 of the Telosys AJAX and JavaEE-based framework has been
released. This version is built with Maven 2, and comes with new
authentication filters that feature new symbolic variables for
authentication screens. The jar is available on the OW2 Maven repository.

Thoughtworks Puts Scala on Trial

Agile-based systems development company Thoughtworks have
upgraded Scala to “trial” status in their Technology
Advisory Board’s recent Technology Radar. “We have realized that the
wider applicability of Scala makes it more approachable for
enterprise developers…….we have witnessed great successes in
the adoption of Scala,” said Thoughtworks. Scala joins Haml, Groovy
and HTML5, which are also marked as “trial.”

First Jenkins Release Fixes “Trademark Bug”

The first release of Jenkins has been announced, alongside
a migration document for those wishing to leave Hudson for Jenkins.
This release fixes a few bugs in crontab “day of week” handling in
locales, the JNLP-connected slave, and “a trademark bug that caused
a considerable fiasco by renaming to Jenkins.”

Android 3.0 Introduces ‘Fragment’ API

Android 3.0 will set out to help applications adjust their
interfaces with a new ‘Fragment’ class, a self-contained component
with its own UI and lifecycle that can be-reused in different parts
of an application’s user interfaced. Interested? Dianne Hackborn
has written a comprehensive introduction to the Fragment API at the
Android Developer blog.

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