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Lucene Announce New Sub-Project Lucy and a New, Open Source Definition for Hardware

Apache JMetre 2.4 Gets JUnit4 Annotations

Version 2.4 of Apache JMetre is out now.

Apache JMeter is a Java desktop application for loading test functional behaviour and measuring performance. It can test performance on both static and dynamic resources, and can load and performance test many different server types, including SOAP and JMS.

With this release, JMeter now requires Java 1.5 or later, and JUnit sampler supports JUnit4 annotations. The HTTP Proxy can now record HT, and JSR223 (javax.script) test elements have been added.

Open Source Hardware Draft Definition

Version 0.3 of the Open Source Hardware (OSHW) Draft Definition is online now. This draft is based on the Open Source Definition for Open Source Software and draft OSHW definition 0.2. It aims to be a guideline for the development and evaluation of licenses for Open Source Hardware.

Lucene Announce New C Port, 'Lucy'

Lucene have proposed a new sub-project 'Lucy.'

Lucy is a C port of the Lucene search engine library, which targets dynamic language users. The Lucene community propose to move Lucy to an Incubator Podling, and assimilate the KinoSearch codebase, which has been retrofitted to use Lucy's core. The proposal defines graduating to an Apache Software Foundation Top Level Project as “a long term goal of the Lucy project.”

New Framework

Cédric Beust has announced a new framework, called 'Jcommander,' and posted a code snippet at his blog.

ICEFaces Announce Winners of Blog Contest

And ICEFaces have announced the winners of their Blog about ICEfaces Contest, which saw over 70 people participate. There were three categories 'Creative Blog,' 'Technical Blog' and 'Blog that directed most traffic to ICEfaces.org.'

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