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MercurialEclipse 1.7.1 and GPars 0.11 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, DropBox turns 1.0 and rumours circulate around Android’s ‘Honeycomb’ release.

GPars 0.11 with Speedier Actors

GPars version 0.11 has been announced, with a full
dataflow implementation featuring selectors, point-to-point,
publish-subscribe channels and prioritySelectors. It also features
a new Java API and an actor messaging core speed-up. There are new
specialised operators and methods for selecting a value from
multiple channels.

GPars utilises Java and Groovy to handle Java or Groovy tasks
concurrently, asynchronously, and distributed. More information is
available at the GPars webpage.

DropBox Turns 1.0

The Dropbox tool for storing, syncing and sharing files online
has reached version 1.0. This release comes with a new
installation wizard, support for extended attributes and selective
sync. The client-side sync engine has been re-architected in an
effort to optimise response time, resource consumption and

MySQL 5.5 Goes GA – But What Does Monty

Oracle have just released
MySQL 5.5 GA
, but what does creator Michael Widenius think
about the release? Well, it’s a mixed bag. He has blogged that he is concerned by the release’s
lack of pool of threads, and open source, free backup utility and
backup API. However, he is impressed with the improvements in
InnoDB, the addition of DDL locking, semi-synchronous replication,
and pluggable authentication.

Is Honeycomb 2.4 or 3.0?

Android and Me have shed some light on the Android ‘Honeycomb’
release. Citing an unnamed source, they state ‘Honeycomb’ is
actually 2.4, not 3.0 “For whatever reason, it sounds like Google
is holding version 3.0 for something special,” speculates the
website. They also guess that Mobile World Congress could see the
launch of Honeycomb.

MercurialEclipse 1.7.1 Released

MercurialEclipse version 1.7.1 has been announced. MercurialEclipse is
the Mercurial Distributed Version Control plugin for Eclipse. For
this release, the handling of multiple heads has been overhauled,
with “Rebase” and “Merge” being offered automatically. Version
1.7.1 has also been updated to leverage Mercurial version 1.6, and
the ‘Open Corresponding Task’ item has been added to Synchronised

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