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GContracts 1.2.1 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Apache Solr 3.1 released with Lucene 3.1.

GContracts 1.2.1 Released

Version 1.2.1 of GContracts has been announced.
In this release, the new @Contracted annotation introduced in
GContracts 1.2.0 is optional, after initially being mandatory on
every annotated class or interface. In addition, all
@AnnotationContract annotations are now injected with appropriate
@Target and @Retention annotations if not specified. GContracts
1.2.1 can be downloaded from GitHub.

Apache Solr 3.1 Released with Lucene 3.1

Apache Solr 3.1 has been released. This version
introduces spatial search, a termvector-based highlighter, and an
Auto Suggest component. There are additional components that
support distributed mode, and Solr 3.1 users
will have the option of sorting by functions. The version number
was selected to reflect the merge of development with Apache Lucene, which is currently also at
version 3.1. Solr 3.1 contains Lucene version 3.1. Moving forward,
it is planned that the Solr version will be the same as the Lucene

Sonar 2.7 Released

Sonar 2.7 is out now! This relate integrates
SCM data when the SCM Activity plugin is installed, and introduces
the ability to get the coverage by unit tests on new and changed
code, based on a cutoff date. It can be downloaded

New Component for Open Source Cloud Computing

Version 2.2 of the OpenNebula
open source toolkit for cloud computing, has been announced. This
update includes out-of-the-box integration with data-centre’s
monitoring systems, and extends the toolkit’s fault-tolerance
functionality. It introduces Sunstone, a component to manage and
administer a cloud, and adds image support to the OCCI cloud

First Top Level Project Release from Chemistry

The Chemistry OpenCMIS team have announced their
first release as an Apache Top Level Project. Apache Chemistry
OpenCMIS 0.3.0 adds new features to the CMIS browser and support
for versioning in opencmis-server-jcr module. Compression support
has also been added to the OpenCMIS client. OpenCMIS is a
collection of Java libraries, frameworks and tools around the CMIS

Get Listed on the Java SE 7 Honour Role!

Fancy being listed on the Java SE 7 Honour Role? The JDK7
Developer Preview Release is out now, and Oracle have announced
that anyone who reports a bug in the JDK 7 developer preview before
April 4th will be listed on the Honour Role and receive a
Java-related gift
. “No specifics yet. It could be a
Java-branded Tesla Roadster, but more likely a nice Duke pin,”
reads the announcement.

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