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New Design Tool Offering RichFaces Support and Next OSGi Specification To Support Java Generics

Seam 2.2.1.CR2 With Bug Fixes for CR1

Seam 2.2.1.CR2 is out now.

Seam is an open source development platform for building rich Internet applications in Java. It integrates technologies including Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, JavaServer Faces, and Java Persistence.

This is a bug and security fix release for the CR1 release.

Data Loss in CouchDB 1.0.0!

Damien Katz has posted an alert on a data loss bug in CouchDB 1.0.0.

Developers running CouchDB 1.0.0 with the default delayed commit setting, are risking serious data loss upon restart. Instructions on how to configure your server at runtime to run in the safer full commit mode can be found at the CouchDB website.

CouchDB 0.11.1 and earlier are unaffected, and servers with delayed commits turned off are unaffected. CouchDB 1.0.1 is expected to fix this bug.

Design Tool Offering RichFaces Support

Exadel have launched a new Collaboration Project, Tiggr.

According to the project website, Tiggr will allow developers to store their work online and create mockups, without having to download anything first. You can also invite friends and colleagues, share and jointly edit your mockups, and see updates in real-time. The website also names Tiggr as the only design tool offering RichFaces support.

The roadmap lists project skins and default styles for UI components, markup palette and functionality for previewing and exporting in HTML, as future features of Tiggr.

OSGi Spec To Support Java Generics

Neil Bartlett has blogged that the next version of the OSGi specification will support Java Generics.

The ServiceTracker class will take two type parameters, while the ServiceReference and ServiceRegistration classes will have a single parameter for the service type. There will also be new methods on BundleContext that take Class<S> to produce objects of those types.

Although neither the specification nor the RFC working document are publicly available, the new API can be viewed now.

New Tasktop Agile Planner

Tasktop Technologies have announced a new Tasktop Agile Planner product. Tasktop Agile Planner leverages Mylyn connectors, and aims to provide Agile teams with planning support spanning multiple vendors' solutions, in order to manage defect and project management systems.

Tasktop Agile Planner consists of a rich desktop client and an Eclipse-based user interface for accessing Tasktop Certified Agile project management integrations, such as ThoughtWorks Studios' Mingle and IBM Rational Team Concert. This user interface works on Windows, Mac and Linux. It can provide offline access to plans and enables user stories to be associated with defects stored in external systems. With its time tracking functionality, Tasktop Agile Planner can also automate the tracking of time spent on stories.

The Tasktop Agile Planner is currently available in a beta version through Tasktop's early access program, with general availability planned for mid-September.

Jessica Thornsby

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