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Oracle Reveal They Are Working on Solaris 11 and JVx Enterprise Application Framework Now Supports Android

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, GreenHopper 5.2 is released today, and the Scala team give us an insight into Scala, post-2.8.

GreenHopper 5.2 Now With Cumulative Flow

GreenHopper 5.2 is released today!

GreenHopper adds agile project management to JIRA projects, when
the software development teams are practising Scrum or Kanban.

With this release, the chart board and release boards now
include Cumulative Flow Diagrams, for evaluating the amount of work
in progress and the average lead time for the development team.
Now, when it is decided that enough work has been done to warrant a
release, the user can do so by selecting the “Release” option
directly from the “Done” column. Also regarding ease of use, the
developer can now click directly on any issue type in the legend to
create a new issue.

A range of licensing options are available for GrassHopper,
starting from $10 and increasing with the number of users.

JVx Enterprise Application Framework Supports

A new version of the JVx
Enterprise Application Framework is available.

Notably, Jvx attempts to contain all the components needed for
an Enterprise Application and pledges that due to its open source
nature and extendibility, it should not be necessary to build on
the contained application frames. Contained components include
image/icon library, client and server tier and session

This new release contains a QT Jambi UI implementation as well
as GWT/extGWT support, and introduces support for using Android
mobiles as target runtimes to JVx applications.

Also planned for future releases, is developing JVx GUI Builder
as an Eclipse plugin, and possible iPad and iPhone support.

New Scala Post-2.8 Roadmap

Scala 2.8 may have only been released, but already the team are
looking to future releases, and have posted their ‘Beyond 2.8 –
A Roadmap

First up, Scala fans can expect a bugfix release 2.8.1 around
September/October 2010. The 2.9 release is currently scheduled for
December/January and will feature more additions to the libraries
and parallel collections, which will leverage the new uniform
collections framework of 2.8. According to the roadmap, the
parallel collections will support the same operations as Scala’s
sequential collections, and will make use of multicores. For fans
of the bleeding edge, the first version of parallel collections is
already available in the nightly builds.

Oracle Announce Solaris 11

After the announcement of the community-driven
effort, Oracle have told InternetNews.com they are
living up to their promise of continuing to develop Solaris and are
in fact building up to a “major new release” of the Solaris Unix OS.

The new Solaris 11 is currently scheduled for a 2011 release,
and will reportedly include some technology from openSolaris. Some
members of the community have interpreted this as
meaning that Oracle will no longer develop openSolaris. Solaris 11
will also feature new technologies developed by Oracle, including
new patching and maintenance functionality.

“You’ll see us really building on the gold standard capabilities
that are in Solaris today with significant enhancements in
virtually every aspect of the system,” John Fowler, Oracle’s
executive vice president of systems, told InternetNews.com.

John Fowler also stated that Oracle would continue to invest in
its open source communities even though, currently, its focus was
on the Solaris 11 release.


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