Daily Roundup

Java 7 Launch Events This Week

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Groovy-Eclipse 2.5.1 and LibreOffice 3.4.1.

Java 7 – Coming This Week!

Java 7 is almost upon us, and to celebrate Oracle are hosting a
global introduction to the new release in Red Shores, São Paulo,
and London on July 7th. Java fans can already register for the events at the Oracle
Conference Centre in Redwood Shores, and at The Developer’s
Conference 2011 in Brazil. Or, if you can’t be there in person,
registration is now open for the live webcast.


Apache Karaf OSGi Distribution Releases

Version 2.2.2 of the Apache Karaf OSGi distribution, has been released.
Apache Karaf provides a container for server side applications, and
contains bug fixes and updates for version 2.2.1. These include
improvements to the OracleDB locking mechanism, and improvements to
the shell, for example completion for shell aliases and a warning
on osgi:shutdown, which aims to help avoid inadvertently shutting
down the container. Pax URL has been upgraded to version 1.2.7, and
jetty to 7.4.2.v20110526. More information is available at the
Release Notes.


Second Release of LibreOffice 3.4 Branch

The second release from the 3.4 LibreOffice branch,
has been announced. LibreOffice 3.4.1 fixes several bugs found in
the 3.4 release. The new LibreOffice 3.4 code line introduced a
series of updates, including redesigned Move/Copy Sheet dialogue,
and improvements to the HTML export functionality. The drawing
layer has also been redesigned to improve precision on
re-positioning and re-sizing of drawing objects.

The Document Foundation still advises that large enterprises
deploying LibreOffice on desktop PCs, deploy LibreOffice 3.3.3.
LibreOffice 3.4.2 will target enterprise deployments, and will be
available at the end of July.


Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS 0.4.0 Released

Version 0.4.0 of the Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS project, has been released.
OpenCMIS is the collection of Java libraries, frameworks and tools
around the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)
specification. The goal of OpenCMIS is to make CMIS simple for Java
client and server developers. This release fixes bugs in the OSGi
bundling, and adds a simple index JSP page. More information is
available at the Changelog.


Groovy-Eclipse 2.5.1 Updates DSLD Support

Version 2.5.1 of Groovy-Eclipse has been announced, with updates to the
tool’s DSLD support. All Groovy projects will now have the Groovy
DSL Support classpath container automatically added. Additionally,
it is possible to manually add and remove the Groovy DSL Support
classpath container.

Users also have the option of completely disabling DSLD support.
With this release, Eclipse 3.7 becomes the main development branch,
and Groovy-Eclipse 2.5.1 includes Groovy 1.7.10 by default, with
Groovy 1.8.0 being an optional upgrade.


Apache PDFBox 1.6.0 Adds Signing Interface

Version 1.6.0 of the Apache PDFBox open
source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents, has been
released. This release is based on the earlier 1.x releases, and
introduces a new signing interface, unit tests for PDFBox features,
and removes the imageIO dependency. An optional debug output has
been added to ExtractText. Apache PDFBox can be downloaded

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