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Maven Assembly Descriptor Released and eXO Integrate with Seesmic

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, bug fixes for Lucene Java 3.0.3 and 2.9.4.

Maven Assembly Descriptor 1.0.3 Released

The Maven team have announced the release of version 1.0.3 of
the Assembly Descriptor. The Assembly Descriptor
allows Apache projects to create zip and tar bundles. In order to
facilitate this, existing Apache Maven projects must consume one of
the new parents – Apache Parent 8 or Maven Parent 18. This release
also changes the version of the maven-gpg-plugin to 1.1

eXo Launch Seesmic Desktop Plugin

eXo have announced that their eXo Platform is now integrated into the Seesmic Desktop app,
allowing Seesmic Desktop users to access real-time updates from
their eXo-based apps, alongside Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin
activity streams. With the eXo plugin for Seesmic Desktop, users
can now access internal company feeds without having to be logged
into the intranet. The plugin can be downloaded from the Seesmic Plugin Marketplace.

Nuxeo Launch New Packages

Nuxeo have launched a new Semantic Linking package for apps built with
the Nuxeo platform, which uses the Apache Stanbol incubator project
to analyse document text. The Semantic Linking project can identify
people, places and objects, and create entities based on this
information. All documents referencing the same entities will be
linked. Nuxeo have also launched an Automated Document Categorisation package,
which allows Nuxeo EP-based content applications to automatically
complete document metadata for a newly-created document. This
metadata is based on the textual content of the electronic

Bug Fixes for Lucene Java 3.0.3 and 2.9.4

Versions 3.0.3 and 2.9.4 of Lucene Java have been announced. The first,
is a bug fix for Lucene Java 3.x series, based on Java 5, and
version 2.9.4 is a bug fix release for the Lucene Java 2.x series,
based on Java version 1.4. Both releases fix a memory leak in
IndexWriter exacerbated by frequent commits, and an index
corruption case on disk full. Various thread safety issues are also
addressed. Lucene 2.9.4 also introduces functionality for reading
indexes created by 3.0.x.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud T3-1B

Oracle have unveiled a SPARC Solaris-Based Exalogic Elastic
Cloud System, ‘Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud T3-1B.’ This product
combines SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris 11 Express, with
InfiniBand-based I/O fabric. The new Cloud System is optimised for
multi-threaded applications, and comes with Oracle Solaris SMF
(Service Management Framework) for automatically restarting failed
software components within Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

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