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Spring Android 1.0.0.M4 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, joint releases for Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1.

Spring Android 1.0.0.M4 Released

The fourth milestone release of the Spring
1.0.0 project can be downloaded now. Spring Android
1.0.0.M4 adds support for Spring Social 1.0.0.RC1, and Spring
Security 3.1.0.RC2 via a Spring Android Auth module. The module
includes a SQLite datastore for persisting OAuth API connections.
Google’s Gson JSON parsing library is also supported, alongside
gzip compression support in RestTemplate. The RestTemplate (client)
support has been updated, bringing it to the level of Spring
Framework version 3.1.0.M2. Spring Android is supported in Android
version 2.1 and higher.

Spring Android is an extension of the Spring Framework, for
developing native Android applications. The project includes a Rest
Client for Android, and Auth support for accessing secure APIs.


Joint Releases for Groovy 1.8.1 and

Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1 have been released.
Both releases feature builtin JSON support, which adds a streaming
builder for streaming the JSON payload directly to a writer. The
groovysh shell now supports tab-completion for completing method
names and variables. In addition to these updates, the first beta
of Groovy 1.9 adds “most” of the Java 7 Project Coin enhancements,
such as binary literals and underscores in number literals. More
information on Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1 are available at their respective
release notes.


Spring GemFire for Java 1.1 With GemFire 6.6

The first milestone of Spring GemFire for Java 1.1, is out
now. This milestone features native support for the upcoming
GemFire version 6.6, and a GemFire implementation for Spring 3.1
cache abstraction. Queries with variable parameters are now
supported, alongside CacheServer. Spring GemFire is a project aimed
at developers building Spring-powered apps using GemFire as
distributed data management platform.


New Launcher for Apache Felix OSGi

Ken Gilmer has created a custom launcher for the Apache Felix OSGi
framework 3.2.2. The Knapsack launcher uses the operating system’s
native shell for framework management, and automatically creates
all of the configuration files. Knapsack is Apache 2.0 licensed and
can be downloaded now from GitHub.


Bug Fixes for RubyMine 3.2.2

Version 3.2.2 of RubyMine has been released,
with fixes for gems management issues and some IDE performance
problems. These include problems with setting the JRuby SDK,
incorrect indentation in 3.2.x, and pair quotes bug. The full list of changes can be viewed at the
RubyMine website. According to the announcement, RubyMine also
works on Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion.”

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