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Puppet 2.7 Moves from GPL to Apache 2.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Scala 2.9.0 RC3, and EGit and JGit 0.12 released.

Third RC for Scala 2.9.0

The third release candidate of Scala 2.9.0 has been
announced. This preliminary release is intended for testing
purposes, ahead of the upcoming stable release. The Scala 2.9
codebase will introduce parallel collections, new App and
DelayedInit traits, and support for the @strictfp annotation.

Extended Editing Framework 0.9 Released

After five release candidates Extended Editing Framework (EEF) has reached version 0.9. This framework provides new
services dedicated to editing, in an attempt to improve the EMF
model creation phase. It also aims to give new transversal editing
abilities to EMF users. This release offers a new model for
generating Forms Editors from model editor pages, and a new EEF
RichText widget for editing text properties in a Rich mode. The
compatibility with EMF.edit framework has also been improved.

Final Releases for EGit and JGit Ahead of

EGit and JGit 0.12 have been released. JGit 0.12 introduced more Git porcelain commands and
command options, including AddNoteCommand, ResetCommand and
ShowNoteCommand. The JGit command line now supports jgit merge and
reset, and jgit log now can show git notes. Meanwhile, in EGit 0.12 conflicts can now be resolved using conflict
markers in the file:

These will be the final releases before 1.0 is announced in time
for the Eclipse Indigo release.

Register Now for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6
Early Access

Red Hat have opened registration to an early access program for
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The
platform will introduce a new architecture and is designed to be
deployed within PaaS environments. It will also feature a
task-based management framework designed to provide the foundation
for large-scale automation for public and private cloud

“JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 reflects our vision of
the future of Java application platforms for both traditional and
cloud-based environments,” said Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s vice

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is slated for release at
the beginning of 2012.

Puppet 2.7 Moves from GPL to Apache 2.0

Puppet Labs have announced that, as of Puppet version 2.7, the
configuration management tool will move from the GPLv2 licence to the Apache 2.0
. Luke Kanies, founder and CEO of Puppet Labs, states
that this change has been discussed for the past two years, and the
license change will mean that, for some users, it should now be
easier to embed, ship and contribute to Puppet. “Some companies are
comfortable with the GPL and have no problems including software
released under it, but plenty of other companies are dreadfully
afraid of the potential for it to force releasing of other code,
whether or not that fear is rational,” Luke Kanies says, explaining
the license change. “With Apache, these companies can focus on
whether Puppet will make their solution better, and not worry about
whether they’ll have to make significant business changes in order
to use it.”

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