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Scala 2.9.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Akka 1.1 and JBoss Tools 3.3.0.M1 released.

Scala 2.9.0 Final Released

Scala 2.9.0 is final! This release introduces
the new App and DelayedInit traits, and the repl input handler
‘jline’ has been improved, with more robust cursor handling, and
new commands such as :imports, :implicits, :keybinding. Every
collection can now be converted into a corresponding parallel
collection, through the ‘par’ method. ‘Par’ may require copying the
underlying dataset to create a parallel collection, depending on
the collection being used.

In related Scala news, ScalaTest 1.4.1 has been released, which 1.3
features recompiled for Scala 2.9.0; and ScalaCheck 1.9 – built with the new Scala
version 2.9.0 – is available. This week has also seen the launch of
new Scala company, Typesafe.

JBoss Tools Targets Indigo

The JBoss Tools team have announced their first milestone
targeting the Eclipse Indigo release. This 3.3.0.M1 version of JBoss Tools features a
server adapter for starting/stopping/debugging and deploying apps
to JBoss AS 7 via the file system; and basic support for JBoss AS
7. In Seam 2 Tools, users can now create a new Seam project,
action, conversation form, entity, or generate entities from the
context menu in Seam Components View. The CDI tools now support
components based on Seam Solder; and Deltacloud Tools has added a
content assist to the fields in the cloud connection wizard. More
information on all the changes, is available at the New and Noteworthy. JBoss Tools 3.3.0.M1 requires
Eclipse 3.7 M6 to run.

Akka 1.1 Released With Scala 2.9.0 Update

Version 1.1 of Akka has been announced. This
release of the Akka platform has been updated to the just-released
Scala version 2.9.0, and comes with a TestKit module for testing
actor-based applications. The Java API has been improved, and the
akka-actor now has no external dependencies. Please see the
Release Notes for more information.

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