Maven Assembly Descriptor Released and eXO Integrate with Seesmic
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 file.
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 Launched
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.