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JIRA 4.4 Released with New Visual Workflow Designer

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Google announce new Eclipse plugin.

JIRA 4.4 with New Built-in Visual Workflow

Version 4.4 of JIRA has been announced. In JIRA
4.4, project administration comes with a new interface, and version
4.4 includes a built-in visual workflow designer:



There is a new upgrader that checks plugin compatibility,
migrates commonly modified files and provides a file ‘customization
report.’ When it comes to searching, the ‘WAS’ operator has been
extended to the Assignee and Reporter fields. For more information,
please see the Release Notes.

A JIRA 4.4 upgrade is free to all customers with active JIRA
software maintenance, as of 2nd August 2011.


Neo4j 1.4.1 with Online Backup Tool Fixes

Hot on the heels of Neo4j 1.4 GA, Neo4j 1.4.1 has been released. Version 1.4.1
clears up some confusion regarding when exactly index data becomes
visible with respect to the corresponding graph data. Now, in a
two-phase commit, the graph datasource always commits first, and
then the index providers. The online backup tool has also been
hardened, and chunk size and client read timeout is configurable,
which should help prevent very large online backups from eventually
causing the online backup tool support to throw out memory

Neo4j 1.4.1 can be downloaded now.


Google Announce New Eclipse Plugin

Google have announced ‘Protobuf-dt’ a new
Eclipse plugin used in editing protocol buffer descriptor files.
Protobuf-dt provides syntax highlighting, content assist,
hyperlinking and outline view functionality, in addition to
protocol buffer-specific features such as integration with protoc
and automatic generation of numeric tags “as you type.” The code is
available from Google Code.


New Functional Library for Java

totallylazy is a new functional library for Java.
totallylazy follows the ML family of function / method names, uses
and extends Callable interface, and supports the chaining of all
methods, or the use of static imports for all methods. There is
also the option to create Callables via dynamic proxies, and alpha
support for SQL and Lucene is included. totallylazy is available
under the Apache License 2.0.


Android Claims Top Market Share

According to analytics company Canalys, the Android OS
enjoyed a 48% share of the global smartphone market for Q2 2011.
Canalys surveyed 56 countries, and is reporting that Android led in
35 of those countries, in terms of market share. The report also
found that Android-based smart phone shipments have increased by
379% over a year ago, to 51.9 million units.

iOS is now in second place worldwide, having overtaken Nokia’s
Symbian platform during this quarter.

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