GUI WindowBuilder Tool Now on Eclipse.org
PLUS, after almost five years, Matthias Wessendorf leaves Oracle.
GUI Tool WindowBuilder – Now on Eclipse.org
GUI developer tool WindowBuilder is now an official Eclipse project,
donated the former Instantiations Eclipse tools to the Eclipse
Foundation. WindowBuilder is composed of SWT Designer and Swing
Designer, aiding in the creation of Java GUI applications. The
WindowBuilder team now plan to extend the project to other
Currently, the project supports Java and XML based UI frameworks.
WindowBuilder can now be downloaded
for free from the Eclipse website.
OSGi Apache Aries Project Releases 0.3
Version 0.3 of the Apache Aries OSGi project is now available. Apache
Aries provides a set of pluggable Java components that enable an
enterprise OSGi application programming model. New in this release,
is a proxy component that allows users to generate proxyies based
on both interfaces and classes, and an application component that
provides a runtime in which OSGi apps are isolated from one
another. Support for blueprint namespace has also been added. The
Release Notes for 0.3 can be viewed now.
Apache Forrest 0.9 Framework Released
Version 0.9 of the Apache
Forrest publishing framework has been released. Apache Forrest
is a framework for transforming input from various sources into a
unified presentation in one, or more, output formats. It can
generate static documents, and can either be used as a dynamic
server, or deployed by its automated facility. This version updates
the Apache Coccon Spring-based framework to the latest version of
their stable 2.1 branch, adds initial “Markdown” and “iCal” output
plugins to Whiteboard, and updates to Apache Ant version 1.7.1.
More information is available at the Changelog.
Matthias Wessendorf Leaves Oracle
Principal software engineer at Oracle, Matthias Wessendorf has
announced that he will be leaving Oracle at the end of February, after
almost five years at the company. He will also be stepping down
from his position as Apache MyFaces PMC Chair and will cease
actively participating in JSF-related projects.
JIRA 4.2.4 Released with JIRA Importers
The Atlassian JIRA team have released JIRA 4.2.4, which comes with version 1.7.1 of
the JIRA Importers Plugin. The Importer plugin works with Bugzilla
2.20 to 3.6.3, Mantis from 1.1.8 to 1.2.4, FogBugz 7.3.6 to 8.2.27,
and CSV files. JIRA 4.2.4 also fixes a bug in the ‘Filter Results’
First ATLP Release for Apache OODT
The Apache OODT team have announced their first release as an Apache TLP. Apache OODT is
mix-and-match component based software, which provides metadata for
middleware, including data discovery and query optimisation, and
software architecture. The 0.2 release can be downloaded