Daily Roundup

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Adds Helios Support and Sonatype Announce Aether

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, second early access preview for OpenFaces 3.0 and a new Grails plugin for accessing Facebook Graph API.

Second Early Access for OpenFaces 3.0

OpenFaces 3.0 EA2 is out now.

With this release, no web.xml modification and resource filter
registration should be required to use OpenFaces, and it is now
possible to attach client behaviour tags to all OpenFaces input and
command components. Adding OpenFaces to your application, should
only require an OpenFaces jar and its dependencies to be added.
Please note that session expiration notification for Ajax calls
currently doesn’t work.

OpenFaces 3.0 EA2 requires the latest version of Mojarra, 2.0.3,
and running the OpenFaces demo on a Glassfish application server
also requires this version of Mojarra to be installed in the
Glassfish server.

First Milestone for Spring GemFire Integration

Spring GemFire Integration 1.0.0.M1 has been released
for both Java and .NET.

This project aims to facilitate the building of Spring-powered,
scalable applications using GemFire as distributed data management

‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby 1.5.0.beta2

Version 1.5.0.beta2 of ‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby,
is out now,

‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby doesn’t require libxml2 and FFI
library, unlike the FFI version of Nokogiri. Nokogiri’s libxml2
dependent methods are reimplemented by Apache Xerces, nekoHTML, and
some pure Java APIs.

It requires JDK 1.6.0 and later, and JRuby 1.5.1 and later.
Please note that Nokogiri 1.5.0.beta.2 version needs a hack to run
with google-appengine gem. More information on this hack is
available at the project’s github.

New Aether Tools and APIs for Interacting with Maven

Sonatype have announced Aether, a set of common tools and APIs which
aims to become the standard library for interacting with Maven

Aether has been integrated into Maven 3.x, and when you embed
Aether, you embed the same library that Maven 3.x uses when it
interacts with a Maven repository. “If compatibility with Maven
repositories is important for your project then it’s not going to
get any better than Aether,” reads the announcement.

Sonatype are currently working on providing a set of Aether Ant

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Supports

Oracle have announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse
11g (

This release extends the support for Oracle Fusion Middleware
components, such as Oracle WebLogic Server administration
capabilities, Oracle GlassFish Server and Oracle Coherence. This
release also supports the Eclipse Helios release, version 3.6,
meaning developers can access the new Java EE 6 tools including JSF
2.0 tools and Java EE 6 standards like Servlet 3.0, EJB 3.1, and
JPA 2.0.

New Grails Plugin for Accessing Facebook Graph

Facebook graph plugin is a new Grails plugin that
provides access to the Facebook Graph API, and attempts to ease the
development of a single sign-on using the Facebook Authentication

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