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IceFaces 2.0.0 and OpenDJ 2.4.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby

IceFaces 2.0.0 and OpenDJ 2.4.0 Released

ICEFaces J2EE Ajax Framework Reaches 2.0.0

The ICEfaces J2EE Ajax framework has reached version 2.0.0. This release features
enhancements that eliminate the need for developers to wire page
updates together using standard JSF. These include Direct-to-DOM
Rendering and Single Submit, which enables components to
automatically submit themselves based on user interaction. There
are new Ajax Push APIs, a custom Window scope, and annotations that
adjust the behaviour of View-scoped beans. A PortletFaces Bridge
implementation of the JSR 329: Portlet 2.0 Bridge for JSF is also
included.

Seam Re-Shuffle

There’s been a re-shuffle at Seam, with the Weld Extensions
project being renamed to ‘Seam Solder.’ This renaming brings
the project under the Seam banner, and aims to clear up some of the
confusion surrounding how it differs from Weld and where it fits
within the Seam project. The project has effectively been forked,
rather than migrated, and Weld Extensions users are encouraged to
switch to Seam Solder.

Apache PDFBox 1.4.0 Adds Content Groups

Version 1.4.0 of the Apache PDFBox tool for working
with PDF documents, has been announced. This release adds initial
support for Optional Content Groups and a program for decompressing
object streams. The PDF Text Extraction has also been improved.

First Release of ForgeRock Hosted OpenDJ

OpenDJ version 2.4.0 has been announced. OpenDJ is a
LDAPv3 compliant directory service developed for the Java platform,
which extends the Sun Microsystems’ initiated OpenDS project. This
is the first release of the ForgeRock hosted OpenDJ project,
introducing support for Collective Attributes, MS AD Permissive
Modification Control, and multiple object class inheritance in the
schema. It also supports monitoring the use of indexes in filters
and analysis of attribute indexes.

Java Still On Top at End of 2010

2010 is almost over, but there’s still time to squeeze in one
last TIOBE index! The Community Index for December has Java firmly in
the number one spot, but directly below it is C#, scoring the
language an all-time high. “C# is definitely becoming the number
one language of Microsoft’s .NET platform,” reads the index.
Despite a good year for C#, the two candidates for TIOBE’s
programming language of the year award are Objective-C and
Python.

Spring Release Security 3.1.0 M2 and GemFire 1.0
RC

Spring Security 3.1.0 M2 has been announced. The Spring
Security project provides an authentication and access-control
framework. For a full list of what’s new, please see the Changelog. SpringSource have also announced the
first release candidate of the Spring GemFire 1.0
project, which aims to facilitate the building of Spring-powered
applications using GemFire as distributed data management platform.
This release upgrades to the latest Spring, Spring.NET and Gemfire
releases.

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