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Second RC for Scala 2.9

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Wayne Beaton proposes Eclipse Security Team.

Second RC for Scala 2.9

The second release candidate of Scala 2.9 has been made
available. The Scala 2.9 codebase features a new ‘par’ method that
allows collections to be converted into a corresponding parallel
collection. Depending on the collection in question, ‘par’ may
require copying the underlying dataset to create a parallel
collection. It also introduces an alternative to the previous
Application trait, ‘App trait,’ and an ‘DelayedInit trait’ that
provides a tool for customising the initialisation sequences of
classes and objects. The @strictfp annotation is also now
supported. Scala 2.9 RC2 can be downloaded

Eclipse Security Team Proposed

Wayne Beaton has proposed an ‘Eclipse Security Team‘ to deal with issues related to
security. He suggests that this team should consist of Webmaster,
Director of Open Source Projects and at least one representative
from each PMC. He envisions this team operating their own email
address and guaranteeing a response to emails within three business
days. “Having a Security Team in place will–at a minimum–provide
a valuable channel for communication of vulnerabilities within the
project structure,” he says.

KDE Gets Most Accepted Proposals for Google Summer of

accepted proposals for Google Summer of Code 2011
have been
posted, and senior technical staff member at IBM Bob Balfe, has
created a spreadsheet dividing the proposals between the various
open source projects. In the number one spot, is the KDE graphical
desktop environment for Unix workstations, with 51 accepted
proposals, with the Apache Software Foundation in second place with

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