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Hyperic 4.5 and JRuby 1.5.5

Updates All Around for Gliffy

Versions 3.1.0 of the Gliffy Plugin for Confluence and Gliffy Plugin for JIRA are now available. Both plugins are now built using Atlassians Plugins 2 SDK, and both support the tabs feature, previously released to Gliffy Online users. Both plugins also feature additional ERD Lines in the Entity Relationship Library, and send-to-back now reverts when new line type is selected.

Gliffy Online has also been updated so that large uploaded images are now constrained in proportion to the canvas size.

JRuby 1.5.5 Reacts To Showstopper

JRuby version 1.5.5 is out now. This release addresses some Marshalling issues with MRI and a problem executing commands on Windows. Jaffl has also been updated for YourKit compatibility, and interfaces can now be included in a synchronised class. Please note that due to a "showstopper" bug found after the release jruby-jars gem, the JRuby team have jumped from 1.5.3 to 1.5.5.

All Move for Hyperic 4.5

VMware vFabric Hyperic version 4.5 has been announced. This release focuses on updating the underlying infrastructure. The Hyperic codebase has been upgraded to Spring 3.0 and, according to senior product manager, Charles Lee: "by leveraging the Spring framework we have reduced Hyperic's codebase by over 7% and dramatically decreased code complexity, which allows for faster startup times and more efficient development." The team have also added Java 5 constructs, and switched from JBoss to Apache Tomcat, and cite development time savings on server startup and shutdown following the move. The code repository has moved from Subversion to Git, and the build process from Ant to Apache Maven. Newly supported out-of-the-box are Fabric GemFire 6.5 distributed caching system, RabbitMQ enterprise messaging system, and the vFabric tc Server Java runtime server version 2.1.

Jessica Thornsby

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