Daily Roundup

Google Launch Android Market Website

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new IcedTea-Web project and DataNucleus AccessPlatform adds MongoDB support.

Google Launch Android Market Website

Google have launched an Android Market website, allowing Android owners
to browse and search for apps in their web browser, in addition to
directly from their device. Visitors to the website can send apps
directly to their Android device, share apps with their contacts
through Twitter, and post and read app reviews. Android users can
also sign into their Google account at the website and access ‘My
Market Account’ to browse all the apps they’ve previously

GoodData 46 Gets PNG-Friendly

Release 46 of the GoodData Saas
Business Intelligence Software solution has been announced. This
release gives users the option of exporting their charts as images,
and exporting works from both the dashboard view and the report
creation view. The release also builds on the data connectors, with
a focus on enhancing the performance of data loads, and lays the
groundwork for upcoming dashboard enhancements.

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 3.0 M1

The first milestone of DataNucleus AccessPlatform
version 3.0 is available now. DataNucleus AccessPlatform provides
data retrieval for a range of datastores through APIs. In this
release, a JSON API has been added, and the JDO API, JPA API, and
REST APIs have been repackaged. Initial support for MongoDB has
been added, including support for “increment” and “identity” value
generation, and embedded persistable fields.

Plenty of Updates for IcedTea Fans

A new set of security releases for IcedTea6 have been
announced: IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5. All
three releases fix a native memory leak, and update the fontconfig
files for rhel 6. In related news, the first release of IcedTea-Web has been made available. This is an
open source addon component to the IcedTea harness. IcedTea-Web
provides a Java web browser plugin, a Java Web Start implementation
based on Net X, and an alpha preview of the ‘ itweb-settings’ GUI

Australian Government Revise Open Source

Gary Gray, the Special Minister of State has revealed the
revised Australian Government Open Source Software
. It states Australian Government agencies will
contribute back to open source where appropriate, and that ICT
procurement processes and suppliers must consider all types of
available software, when dealing with Australian Government

“The revised Australian Government policy requires agencies to
consider open source software during their procurement processes
and requires respondents to procurement requests to also consider
the use of open source software,” Mr Gray said.

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