IronPython’s Jim Hugunin Moves To The JVM
PLUS, new leadership for IronPython and IronRuby projects, and bug fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.4 beta.
Jim Hugunin Trades IronPython For Java
Jim Hugunin has announced that he is leaving Microsoft and the IronPython project.
In his latest blog, he takes a fond look back at some of the
challenges IronPython presented him with, including licensing
teething problems, as IronPython evolved from a Microsoft-specific
license to the Apache license, and a bug that meant the first
version could never be garbage collected. He praises the Dynamic
Language Runtime as the technology that took IronPython deep into
the .NET platform. He explains that Microsoft’s decision to remove
themselves from the IronPython project was a “catalyst but not the
cause” of him leaving Microsoft.
He will be assuming a position at Google, where he will be
working with Java.
And in Related News…..
Microsoft have announced the new leadership for IronPython and
IronRuby. Miguel de Icaza, Michael Foord, Jeff Hardy, and Jimmy
Schementi will serve as Coordinators for IronPython, while Miguel
de Icaza and Jimmy Schementi will be the Coordinators of IronRuby.
With the new leadership, comes a new development model. The
community will now be able to make source contributions to any
component of IronPython or IronRuby without Microsoft’s involvement
or sponsorship by a Microsoft employee.
Bug Fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.4 beta
Apache Tomcat version 7.0.4 beta has been released. This release
addresses a memory leak and fixes some attributes that were showing
as Unavailable in JConsole. ServletContainerInitializers can now
add listeners to a web application, and a thread safety issue with
population of servlet context initialisation parameters has been