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MCollective 1.0 and ThoughtWorks Go 2.1 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, is the Novell acquisition endangering open source?

Swing JavaBuilder 1.1
Switches to Snake Yaml

Version
1.1
of the Swing JavaBuilder library has been announced. This
library allows the user to code the whole UI declaratively in a
YAML file, and aims to reduce the amount of code required to create
controls. It also offers a layout management DSL that runs on top
of MigLayout. Version 1.1 switches to SnakeYaml for YAML parsing
and changes the default file extension to .yml instead of
.yaml.

 

Puppet Labs’ MCollective
Reaches 1.0

Puppet Labs have announced the
release of MCollective version 1.0. MCollective provides a command
line interface for asking questions about network and queue tasks
coming into the Puppet Master central coordination server. These
capabilities also aim to enhance the Puppet Dashboard, by
simplifying how users schedule activity sequences, using data from
the Puppet platform. MCollective 1.0 can be downloaded now.

 

OSI Accuse CPTN of
Endangering Open Source

The Open Source Initiative have
asked the German Federal Cartel Office to investigate the recent
acquisition of Novell. CPTN have acquired some of Novell’s patents,
along with main buyer Attachmate, and CPTN has been revealed as a
consortium created by Microsoft, which includes Apple, EMX and
Oracle. In the document, the Open Source Initiative accuse these
companies of having a history of “opposing and misrepresenting” the
value of open source software, and state that this acquisition
poses a “serious threat” to the future of open source.

 

Opera Unveil Android Widget
Runtime Demo

Opera Software have released a
demo of its new widget runtime platform for Google’s
Android operating system. The runtime will support the Wholesale
Applications Community (WAC) version 1.0 Specification. Please note
that not all WAC 1.0 APIs are implemented, pausing and resuming is
not applicable for streamed media, and the camera demo may trigger
a crash of the widget manager on some devices.

 

TurboGears and Pylon Join
Forces

The TurboGears web framework will be merging with the Pylons Project. TurboGears2 was built on top of
the Pylons framework, and the two teams have a history of working
together. Moving forward, the TurboGears2 package will be added to
the legacy support in the Pylons project, meaning that Pylons 1.x
and TubroGears2 packages will be maintained as part of a single
overall project. The two teams will also work on creating new
application development tools on top of Pyramid framework, which is
part of the Pylons project.

 

ThoughtWorks’ Go Gets Ready
For Mingle 3.3

ThoughtWorks Studios have announced
the release of version 2.1 of the Go Agile release management
platform. Go allows users to incrementally automate their build,
test and deployment processes. This version adds support for
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, and allows enterprises to
centrally delegate administration rights for individual CI
environments. There are also new communication features and a new
pipeline gadget for integrating with the forthcoming Mingle 3.3
release.

 

New RC for Sikuli Visual
Technology

The first RC of Sikuli 1.0 has been
announced. Sikuli is a visual technology for automating and testing
GUIs using images. This project comprises of a visual scripting API
for Jython, ‘Sikuli Script’ and Sikuli IDE for writing visual
scripts with screenshots. The Sikuli website includes a Hello World tutorial
for those looking to get to grips with the project.

 

Second RC for
Spring-WS

The second RC of Spring Web Services has been
announced. In this release, the Spring-WS XML namespace has been
updated, and the MarshallingPayloadMethodProcessor can now have a
null marshaller or unmarshaller. Spring-WS 2.0 is designed to be a
drop-in replacement for 1.5, apart from the 2.0 version of the XSD
namespace. Please see the forum posting, for more information on this
exception.

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