Daily Roundup

First Milestone for Grails 1.4.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, JDK 8 project created and Go 2.2 released.

First Milestone for Grails 1.4.0

The first milestone of Grails 1.4.0 is out now. This
milestone uses jQuery as the default Javascript library, and adds
GroovyDoc for GSP tags and functionality for creating domain
classes from existing tables. It allows the reuse of a specified
set of domain class constraints in command class constraints, and
binary (precompiled) plugins as JAR files are now supported. More
information is available at the Release Notes.

Grails is a web application framework built on Java and Groovy.
It leverages APIs from Spring, Hibernate and SiteMesh. Grails 1.4
comes with Spring 3.1 M1, Groovy 1.8, Hibernate 3.6, Servlet 3.0
and Tomcat 7.0.

Spring Web Services 1.5.10 Fixes Security

Version 1.5.10 of Spring Web Services is now
available, fixing a potential security issue that could occur when
using WS-Security in combination with response payload validation.
In this release, Spring-WS Security exception handling has also
been documented, and a bug has been fixed with Jaxp13XPathTemplate
using thread-unsafe XPathFactory as field. More information is
available at the Changelog.

Agile Release Management Platform ‘Go’ 2.2

Version 2.2 of ThoughtWorks Studios’ Agile
Release Management platform, ‘Go’ is out now. Go 2.2 users can now
select two pipeline instances and examine the changes between the
two builds through a list of check-ins grouped by material. Mingle
3.3 (or greater) users can also associate a Mingle project to a
pipeline. In addition, Go’s stored passwords are now encrypted, and
Go maintains a history of the changes made to its configuration,
allowing the user to audit the configuration changes. Go 2.2 is
available in Community and Enterprise editions.

Jaspersoft BI Suite 4.1 Released

Version 4.1 of the Jaspersoft BI suite has been
announced. This release features a a web-based, drag-and-drop
environment and a new native 64-bit installer. It also comes with a
UI Framework that separates content and presentation layers,
allowing customisation using CSS markup techniques.

JDK 8 Project Created

The JDK 8 project has now been created, following
the Build Group’s decision to sponsor the project.
Mark Reinhold will serve as the project’s moderator.

JRuby 1.6.2 Fixes YAML Bug

JRuby 1.6.2 has been released with a fix for a YAML
bug that prevented various Rubygems from being installed. It also
fixes several 1.9 issues and embedding errors. This is the JRuby
team’s second update to 1.6.x.

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