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Spring Framework 3.1.0 M2 Released

Spring Framework 3.1.0 M2

The second milestone of Spring 3.1.0 is out now. This release adds support for injection against non-standard JavaBeans setters, Servlet 3 code-based configuration of Servlet container and Servlet 3 MultipartResolver. Validation For @RequestBody Method Arguments has been added, and bean references in mvc:interceptor namespace elements is now allowed. The cache abstraction has been revised to focus on minimal atomic access operations. More information is available at the Chanelog, and New Features and Enhancements in Spring 3.1.

IcedTea-Web 1.1 Released

Version 1.1 of the IcedTea-Web project has been released. IcedTea-Web provides a web browser plugin for running applets written in Java and an implementation of Java Web Start, originally based on NetX. Version 1.1 replaces binary launchers with shell scripts, and can be installed to a FHS-compliant location. Proxy Auto Config files are now usable and IcedTea-Web 1.1 supports applications using jnlp.versionEnabled and jnlp.packEnabled. There is also a list of bug fixes for issues including Mercurial revision detection, and Applets and JNLP apps, which previously used SSL/TLS functioning incorrectly.

Seam Reports 3.0.0.Alpha1 with JasperReports and Penatho Support

Seam Reports 3.0.0.Alpha1 has been announced with initial support for the JasperReports Java reporting library, and the Pentaho Reporting Engine embeddable Java reporting library.

Seam Reports is portable between Java EE 6 and Servlet environments enhanced with CDI, and can also be used with CDI in J2SE. It abstracts the usage of commonly used reporting engine frameworks, and acts as a bridge between CDI and supported engine frameworks. Seam Reports can be downloaded now from github.

Proposed JCP Changes in JCP.next JSR 1

The list of proposed changes in JCP.next JSR 1, the first of the two JSRs put forward to update the Java Community Process, has been published online. These changes include the issue of transparency, which was recently raised in the Java SE 7 Public Review Ballot.

Security Fixes for IcedTea

The IcedTea project has announced three new security releases: versions 1.8.8, 1.9.8 and 1.10.2. These updates address vulnerabilities in deserialisation and SAAJ, and a heap overflow vulnerability in FileDialog.show(). The releases also fix a crash that could occur during Java 2D transforming an image with scale close to zero. For lists of the fixes included in each release, please see the release announcement.

Apache Nutch 1.3 With Lucene and SolrJ Upgrades

Version 1.3 of the Apache Nutch open source web-search software, has been released. With this release, the Nutch team have updated to SolrJ version 3.1, Lucene to 2.9.1, Xerces to 2.91 and Tika to version 0.9. NutchConfiguration and the list of suffix domains have been improved.

Jessica Thornsby

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