Hibernate 3.3 and Groovy 1.7.6 Arrive
Groovy 1.7.6 and Sneak Peek at 1.8
Groovy 1.7.6 and 1.8-beta-3 have been announced. The former is primarily a bug fix release, but the beta comes with a new preview of performance for primitive operations and functionality for using extended command expressions on the right-hand side of assignments. Closure memorisation and trampoline are both supported, and node metadata can be stored in AST nodes.
Another Release from Spring Data
The Spring Data project is on a roll! Hot on the heels of the Spring Data Redis release, Riak Support 1.0.0 M1 has arrived. The Riak modules in this release provide integration with Riak store, and this milestone introduces generified RiakTemplate for exception translation, serialisation, and data access. It also features a built-in HTTP REST client based on Spring version 3.0 RestTemplate.
Hibernate 3.3 Migrates to Lucene 3.0
Hibernate Search version 3.3 has been announced. This release works with JBoss AS 6, Seam 2.2.1 and Hibernate Core 3.6 . It comes with a new query DSL that provides an API for programmatic queries, and a reworked queuing algorithm which has been tailored for those working with complex object graphs. This release has also migrated to Lucene version 3.0.
Grails 1.3.6 Released
Grails version 1.3.6 has been released, updating Commons DB CP to 1.3, Spring Framework to 3.0.5 and Commons Codec to version 1.4. An attrs attribute is also supported by tags in the link namespace.
GreenHopper 5.4 Released
The GreenHopper agile planning tool for JIRA has reached version 5.4. This release introduces a new Time-Tracking Analysis tool that can assist with understanding the Hours Burndown Chart, providing data such as time spent and remaining hours.
When releasing versions directly from the Task Board, GreenHopper now creates and releases a new JIRA version which includes all "Done" cards part of the current context. GreenHopper 5.4 can be installed using the Universal Plugin Manager for JIRA.
Redis 2.2.0 RC1 Released With Rewrites
The first RC of Redis 2.2.0 has been announced. The networking internals have been rewritten with efficiency in mind, VM has been partially rewritten for code cleanness and memory usage, and the Redis-benchmark has been rewritten. Unix domain socket support has also been added. Redis 2.2 should work as a drop in replacement for 2.0.
MySQL 5.5 Released – With InnoDB
Oracle have announced that MySQL 5.5 is now generally available – and the Community Edition includes InnoDB as the default storage engine. In November, the MySQL Community was plagued by rumours that Oracle were making the InnoDB feature unavailable in MySQL Community builds after they revised their support packages for MySQL Editions. In actual fact, the company were dropping Basic and Silver support for MySQL citing the "very very limited support" these packages offer, but keeping InnoDB.