Daily Roundup

Google App Engine SDK for Java 1.5.2 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new JavaFX 2.0 build beta, and Spring Data JPA 1.0 is GA.

Google App Engine SDK for Java 1.5.2

Version 1.5.2 of the Google App Engine SDK for
Java, has been released. This release removes the need for
exploding indexes, and reduces the custom index requirements for
many queries. Users can also query the datastore stats per
namespace, in addition to getting the overall datastore stats.
There is also a new method for Pull Queues, which allows users to
extend the lease on existing tasks, and the size for pull tasks has
been increased to 1MB. The Task Queue details page has been
updated, to provide more information about the tasks being run, for
example, users can now see the headers included in the enqueued
task, and information from previous run tasks. The whitelist has
been updated to include support for JSR 105. More information, is
available at the Release Notes.


Spring Data JPA 1.0 is GA

Spring Data JPA 1.0 GA is now available. This is the
first final release of the Spring Data JPA project for implementing JPA based
repositories, and upgrades to Spring Data Commons version 1.1.0,
and Querydsl 2.2.0. CriteriaQuery creation is now cached, if
possible, and the version range for Spring Data Commons packages
has been fixed. The documentation has also been updated. Please see
the Changelog for more information.


New JavaFX 2.0 Beta Build

A new JavaFX 2.0 beta build is available, with
support for rich text editing, via a new HTMLEditor control. A
worker threading API has also been added. JavaFX 2.0 Beta build 36
can be downloaded now from the Oracle website.


Security and Bug Fixes for IcedTea Projects

There are plenty of new releases for IcedTea and IcedTea-Web
fans, this week! Firstly, three new release of the IcedTea6 harness
for building the source code from OpenJDK6, have been released.
IcedTea6 1.10.3 fixes a bug that caused
Icedtea6 to fail to build with Linux version 3.0, a patching error,
and contains some backports.

Meanwhile, IcedTea6 1.8.9 and IcedTea6 1.9.9 have been
released to fix security issues. These releases fix an issue with
home directory path disclosure to untrusted apps, which concerns
IcedTea-Web. Since IcedTea-Web is not a part of the IcedTea6 1.10
series, there will be no corresponding IcedTea6 1.10 security

Finally, the IcedTea-Web project has two new releases: 1.0.4 and 1.1.1. These releases fix two
security issues related to Java Web Start security warning dialog
manipulation, and the home directory path disclosure to untrusted
applications. The IcedTea-Web project provides a web browser
plugin, that runs applets written in Java, and an implementation of
Java Web Start.


New Clojure Dialect Targets JavaScript

ClojureScript is a new dialect of Clojure that targets
JavaScript as a deployment platform, from Rich Hickey.
ClojureScript aims to replace JavaScript with Clojure, and address
what the creator perceives as a “weak link in the client/embedded
application development story.” ClojureScript leverages the Google
Closure library and compiler. It can be downloaded from GitHub

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