Daily Roundup

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.6.0 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Griffon 0.9.2 and a new, OSGi-based tutorial app.

New OSGi-based Eclipse Tutorial App

Bryan Hunt has announced plans for a new tutorial application to demonstrate the use
of several Eclipse technologies, and current best practices for
design, development, testing, deployment and more. The eTrack app will be based on OSGi, and will use HTTP
for communication between client and server. The initial
implementation will use EMF as a domain model, Restlet for the
RESTful web services, and Jetty for the web container. There are
also plans to use Gerrit for source control, and Tycho and Jenkins
for build.

Trinidad 1.1.0 Released

Trinidad 1.1.0 has been released. With this
release, hot deployment is now integrated in the core gem, and the
JRuby runtime is shared with Jruby-Rack. Trinidad
provides a library for running Rails and Rackup applications into
an embedded Apache Tomcat.

Vex 1.0.0 M6 Removes Experimental Multi-Page

The sixth milestone of Vex 1.0.0 has been released.
stands for Visual Editor for XML, and hides raw XML tags from the
user, presenting them instead in a word processor-like interface.
This release removes the experimental multi-page editor. “We have
decided to remove it for now because we prefer quality to half
finished features,” reads the announcement. Currently planned for
future releases, are support for namespaces and XML schema.

Sequoyah Moves to Tools Project

As part of the previously-announced DSDP Restructuring process, the Sequoyah
project for mobile developers has moved to the Tools project. This will affect and
update the SVN repository, Bugzilla, IPLogs and general web
resources. This should not affect Sequoyah users, beyond
reconfiguring SVN access and using new download pages.

STS 2.6.0 Adds 2.5.2.SR1 Updates

Version 2.6.0 of the SpringSource Tool Suite has been
announced. This release adds a new graphical editor for Spring Web
Flow, and a Roo Plugin Manager. It also incorporates all the
updates from 2.5.2.SR1, including Grails 1.3.7, Groovy 1.7.8 and
Spring Roo 1.1.2.

Griffon 0.9.2 Moves Build to Gradle

Version 0.9.2 of Griffon has been announced.
This is a maintenance release of Griffon 0.9, which moves the
Griffon build from Ant to Gradle and updates the integration files
for Eclipse and IDEA, so they conform to their latest conventions.
Plugin dependencies that are declared with the Dependency DSL
should now be fully honoured, and the logging DSL for execution
during runtime is available during buildtime.

Apache Jackrabbit 2.2.5 Released

2.2.5 has been released. Jackrabbit 2.2 is a fully
compliant implementation of the Content Repository for Java
Technology API 2.0, specified by JSR 283. This is a bug fix release
for previous 2.2.x releases, and addresses namespace comparison and
some JCA test failures. More information on the fixes, is available
at the JIRA.

Eclipse Juno?

The votes are in for the name of the next Eclipse Simultaneous
Release. Pending final approval, the name of the 2012 release will
be Juno.

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