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SUSE Stand By LibreOffice and Document Foundation

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Apache Solr 3.2 and JSON Activity Stream Spec now online.

SUSE Stand By LibreOffice

SUSE have posted a statement regarding Oracle’s
proposal to contribute OpenOffice to the Apache Software
Foundation. SUSE state that they appreciate Oracle’s decision,
saying that “donating Open Source software and associated
trademarks to an independent organization is always a positive,”
but they would have preferred this contribution – and potential
future contributions – to go directly to LibreOffice. They plan to
continue their investment in LibreOffice and The Document
Foundation, and have already migrated their existing customers to
LibreOffice. They will continue to add new subscription customers
for LibreOffice.

“We also encourage the Apache Software Foundation and The
Document Foundation to engage in a fruitful discussion which will
lead to an even more vibrant open source office community,” reads
the statement.

The Document Foundation have commented positively on this move by Oracle,
even suggesting that it might be the catalyst for a reunion of the
LibreOffice and OpenOffice projects.

Seam JMS 3.0.0 Beta 2 Released

The second beta of Seam JMS 3.0.0 has been
announced with support for TopicBuilders and QueueBuilders, and
some changes in the mapping APIs. Instead of using
@Routing(RouteType.INGRESS) or @Routing(RouteType.EGRESS) Seam JMS
users can now use @Inbound and @Outbound. The project’s
documentation has also been improved. Seam JMS 3.0.0 Beta 2 can be
downloaded now.

Specs2 Scala Library Reaches 1.4

of the Specs2 library for writing executable software
specifications in Scala, has been released. Specs2 adds a
beAnInstanceOf matcher, haveLength matcher and a mute method on
matchers to remove messages. It also uses sbt version 0.10.0, and
Specs2 users can now define an implicit Context to avoid

Apache Solr Search Platform Releases 3.2

Version 3.2 of the Apache Solr
search platform is now available. Apache Solr users can now specify
overwrite and commitWithin as request parameters when using the
JSON update format, and can leverage a new test-framework jar when
testing Solr extensions. A TermQParserPlugin has been added for
generating filter queries from terms returned from field faceting
or the terms component, and support for using a NamedList to model
Explanation objects has been added to DebugComponent.

JSON Activity Stream Spec Online

Version 1.0 of the JSON
Activity Stream specification
is now available online. This
specification provides a protocol for creating and parsing activity
streams using the JSON format. Activity streams include the
Facebook wall, and other feeds that describe a person performing an
action on, or with, an object. The specification aims to provide
metadata about an activity, so the consumer of said data can
present it to the user in a human-friendly format, which could mean
constructing readable sentences about the activity that occurred,
or creating a visual representation of the activity.

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