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JCP Set for a Shake-Up? JSR 348 Passes Review Ballot

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, JRebel 4.0 released.

JRebel 4.0 Released with Support for 35
Frameworks

Version 4.0 of JRebel has been released with
full support for reloading changes to EJBs 3.x, and support for
anonymous class reloading. Seam 2.x is also supported, and the test
suite has been extended to support a total of 35 frameworks, including Hibernate Validator,
Spring Security, GWT, Guice and Groovy. Now, JRebel uses the
Instrumentation API to minimise the runtime performance overhead
and to improve the debugging behaviour. Facelet path construction,
Logback integration for the recent Logback version and a bug with
the JBossAOP integration, have all been fixed.

Fifth Milestone for Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0

The fifth milestone of Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0 has been
announced. This release upgrades to Spring 3.0.5, Tomcat 7.0.12,
and Servlet 3.0, and exposes Virgo’s class loading diagnostic
commands to JMX. The logging level is now included in (trace) log
entries. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 1 Released

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 1 is now available to
download.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is again installed and enabled
by default, but the Red Hat compatible Kernel is also installed and
can be manually selected at boot up time, or alternatively by
changing the default in the GRUB configuration file. The IRQ
balancing and the network I/O via receive packet steering have both
been improved, and there is reduced lock contention across the
kernel. More information is available at the Release Notes.

JSR 348 Passes JSR Review Ballot

The results of the JSR Review Ballot for JSR
348
are in, and the JSR has been approved. The vote was passed
with 26 yes votes. Google Inc, AT&T, Andreani, Stefano, SK
Telecom Co, Samsung Electronics Corporation and Vodafone did not
cast votes. RedHat and IBM commented that they were voting ‘yes’
for the technical content, and not the licensing terms.

JSR 348 proposes a variety of changes and adjustments to the
Java Community Process.

Bug Fixes for Confluence 3.5.5

Version 3.5.5 of Confluence has been released.
This is a bug-fix release that addresses issues with the Confluence
database setup failing, a failing DB2 build and the dashboard being
slow to display with nested groups and LDAP. More logging has also
been added around the upgrade process. A free, fully functional
30-day trial version of Confluence is available to download, with
licenses ranging from $10 to $2,000 per month,
for a dedicated instance hosted by Atlassian.

Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.5.0 Stabilises New
Features

The first release candidate of Spring BlazeDS Integration
1.5.0 is now available. This release focuses on stabilising the new
features introduced in previous milestones. Work has been done on
making it easier for HibernateConfigProcessor and
JpaHibernateConfigProcessor subclasses to customise the converters
used by the ConversionService. The Spring BlazeDS Integration team
have also worked to ensure that Spring Flex jars are built with
proper OSGi manifests. An ‘invalidate-http-session’ attribute has
been added to the ‘secured’ tag, and the type conversion API can
now be used beyond just Hibernate entities. More information is
available at the Changelog.

Spring BlazeDS Integration is an open source solution
for building Spring-powered RIAs with Adobe Flex.

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