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Spring Android 1.0.0 M2 and Oracle Issue Java Security Fix

Second RC for JRuby 1.6.0

The second RC of JRuby 1.6.0 has been announced. This release addresses compatibility issues with 1.9, including encoding issues and non-ASCII identifiers. RubyGems has been updated to 1.5.0, and all GPL or LGPL-only dependencies have been removed. In total, the second RC addresses 83 issues since RC1.

"Please (or should I say PLEASE) give RC2 a spin and help us figure out if RC2 is good enough to become final. Only people actively using JRuby's –1.9 flag can help us figure this out (and of course any 1.8.7 bug reports are also welcome). Your testing will make the difference between a production-ready 1.6.0 and a production-ready 1.6.1," reads the announcement.

New Tool for Building Android Apps with Mirah

A new tool for building Android apps with Mirah has been released. This initial release of 'Pindah' requires the Android SDK and JRuby to be installed. Moving forward, Pindah will focus on working with mixed-source projects and auto-generating manifests.

Spring Android 1.0.0 M2

The second milestone of Spring Android 1.0.0 has been announced. Spring Android supports using the Spring Framework in an Android environment, and this milestone focuses on extending the use of RestTemplate in native Android apps. With this release, REST calls use the HttpComponents HttpClient 4 by default, replacing Commons HttpClient 3. Support for Object-to-XML marshaling, RSS and Atom Feeds have all been added.

Oracle Issue Fix for CVE-2010-4476

Oracle have released a Security Alert with a fix for the CVE-2010-4476 vulnerability. This vulnerability affects Oracle Java For Business and Oracle Java SE, and is present in both Java running on servers and standalone Java desktop apps.

Java Still On Top

February's edition of the TIOBE Programming Community index has been published, and Java is still in pole position! This month also sees JavaScript move up another place, to nine.

Jessica Thornsby

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