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JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Atlassian release Confluence 4 with new autocomplete functionality.

JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 Re-Enables GWT Tools

The third milestone of JBoss Tools 3.3, has been
released. JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 includes a UI for setting and changing
the profiles on single and multiple projects, and adds a command to
aid the remote debugging process. When this command is selected,
the Hotspot API is used to discover the remote running
applications, allowing the user to select which application to
connect to, and then the configuring of ports, names and source
code lookups are performed automatically. The server adapters now
attempt to detect if a server is already running, which should help
avoid UI inconsistencies and port conflicts. In addition, GWT Tools
have been re-enabled, and new validation rules have been added to
CDI-/Seam3 Tools, to validate Seam Generic Beans. The full details
on JBoss Tools 3.3 M3, are available at the New &


Atlassian Release Confluence 4

Atlassian have announced the release of Confluence 4.
Confluence 4 introduces @ tagging functionality for notifying and
connecting users, autocomplete functionality, and various new
integration features, including the ability to paste screenshots
into the web editor, embed videos, and drag-and-drop file
attachments. In Confluence 4, macros can be edited by clicking, and
then modifying the settings, and wiki markup is automatically
converted to rich text. Also included in Confluence 4, is a “What’s
New” walkthrough feature, and an install wizard for Windows and
Linux OS. More information on Confluence 4.0, is available at the
Release Notes. Confluence licenses start from $10 for 10 users.


Akka 1.2 Released

Akka 1.2 has been released. In this release, TestKit
has been extended to FSM, and durable mailboxes have been
back-ported. Akka 1.2 uses Scala version 2.9.1, and adds more
information and hooks during restart. Akka 1.2 will be included in
the next release of the Typesafe stack.

The Akka platform implements a hybrid of actors and remote
actors, Software Transactional Memory, and Transactors, which
combine actors and STM into transactional actors.


Bring Ruby to Android, With New Ruboto

Version 0.4.0 of Ruboto has been released. The JRuby-based
Ruboto allows users to run Ruby scripts on Android devices. Version
0.4.0 adds the ability to run scripts directly from APK, and the
ability to install the Ruboto Core platform application
automatically, when starting a Ruboto Core app. The Ruboto Core app
can also now be relocated to SDCARD.


Terrastore 0.8.2 Improves JavaScript

A new release of the Terracotta-based Terrastore document store,
is now available. Terrastore 0.8.2 updates to version 3.5.2 of
Terracotta, and improves the Javascript integration, adding the
ability to dynamically load Javascript functions from files, for
use in map-reduce processing and server-side updates. Terrastore
can be downloaded now from Google

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