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JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 With More 3rd Party Options

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, HP to discontinue webOS, and OpenSocial 2.0 specification passes vote.

HP Pull Plug on webOS

HP have confirmed they are planning to discontinue their webOS devices, specifically
the webOS phones and the TouchPad, although, according to the
announcement, the company will continue to explore options to
“optimize the value of webOS software going forward.”

A full or partial separation of its personal computers Personal
Systems Group, through a spin-off or other transaction, is also
being considered.


JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 With More 3rd Party

JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 has been released.
In this release, the BPEL Editor is now fully supported, whereas
previously it has been included as a Technical Preview. New third
party options have also been added, including eGit, FindBugs,
Mylyn, and TestNG. This release is based on Eclipse 3.6.2 (Helios
SR2), and comes as an Eclipse installation that bundles Eclipse
WTP, Spring IDE, and TestNG, alongside the latest updates of the
supported plugins from JBoss Tools version 3.2.


OpenSocial 2.0 Passes Vote

Version 2.0 of the OpenSocial specification has
officially passed with 22 yes votes, and 0 no votes. This update to
the specification adds support for Activity Streams, which should
allow OpenSocial to provide richer data sources, and to be
interoperable with more open streams. Support for the ATOM
serialisation format has been deprecated, and a mechanism for
embedding template libraries into a gadget specification file is
now provided. OAuth 2 support has been added, although because the
OAuth 2.0 specification has not been finalised the support is in an
incubating mode, and support for OAuth 1.0a is still included in
the OpenSocial 2.0 specification. More information is available at
the Release Notes.


More Flexibility with Hibernate Search 4

The first alpha of Hibernate Search 4, has been announced.
This release introduces a split between API, SPI and an
implementation class, and moves to the per index backend
architecture, which should bring more flexibility regarding how
entities are indexed, and the possibility for further optimisations
in future releases. The MassIndexer no longer locks out the main
backend listening for Hibernate events, which means it can be
started while other transactions run. However, please note that
until it is finished some results may be missing from the

This release is targeting compatibility with the new Hibernate
Core 4 releases, and will make some architectural changes.


Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Moves into

Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is now
available as a beta release. With this release, the Enterprise
Virtualization Manager is now a Java app running on JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. New
local storage capabilities and multi-level administrative
capabilities have been added, and a RESTful API allows all aspects
of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to be programmatically managed
and configured.

“One of the most significant new features of the release is the
ability to deploy the management server on Linux, making it an
ideal platform for customers moving away from proprietary
solutions,” said Navin Thadani, the senior director of
Virtualization Business at Red Hat.

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