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.
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.