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Scala 2.9.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby
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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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