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SWT Creator Joins Oracle

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Vaadin gets touch device support, and Artifactory 2.3.3 gets Jenkins updates.

Vaadin Framework Gets Touch Device Support

Version 6.6.0 of the Vaadin Java framework,
has been announced with touch device support. Vaadin widgets can
now handle touch events supported by devices including the iPhone,
iPad and Android. Google Web Toolkit has been updated to version
2.3, IE9 is supported in native mode, and custom communication
managers are supported, enabling WSRP and XS to be integrated. The
visual editing tool for Vaadin is now officially part of the tool
set for Eclipse IDE. Mobile device support with native
look-and-feel is planned for future releases of Vaadin.

SpringSource Tool Suite 2.6.1 Released

The 2.6.1 release of the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) is
out now. In this release, vFabric tc Server version 2.5 is packaged
and supported, and bug fixes have been introduced for tc Server
instance creation. STS 2.6.1 can be downloaded now from the SpringSource

Artifactory 2.3.3 Released with Jenkins

Version 2.3.3 of the Artifactory binary repository
manager, is available to download. This update introduces support
for release staging and promotion, which works alongside the new
release management feature in the Jenkins Artifactory plugin. Users
can now browse remote repositories hosted on Amazon S3, and
Artifactory can be installed from an RPM on any RPM-supporting OS.
New features for Artifactory Pro include provisioning dynamic
settings and configuration resources to clients, and isolated
resolution support for snapshot build chains. A free trial of
Artifactory Pro 2.3.3 can be downloaded, and a yearly
subscription can be purchased for $2,350 USD. Artifactory OSS
is available from JFrog’s website.

ForgeRock Launch New Open Source Community

home of OpenDJ and OpenAM, have announced OpenICF, a new open source community that
will use the Identity Connector Framework to host multi-purpose
connectors. ForgeRock will encourage members of the OpenICF
community to participate in developing existing and new Identity
Connector Framework connectors. These connectors allows
provisioning software to manage identities maintained by a specific
identity provider, and are compatible with OpenIDM, Sun Identity
Manager, Oracle Waveset, and Brinqa GRC Platform. Initial community
members include ForgeRock, First Point Global, Nulli Secundus and

SWT Creator Joins Oracle

Creator of the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) Steve Northover,
has blogged that he will be joining Oracle:

“Why join Oracle? Oracle isn’t kidding. They are taking Java
forward, removing roadblocks and doing whatever it takes. We’ve
seen a few examples of this already. Oracle and IBM are working
together. Oracle and Apple are working together and the Mac JVM is
going to be better than ever.”

He states that he is not yet clear what his role in the company
will be.

Scala on the Road to 2.9.0

The Scala programming language has moved one step closer to its
2.9.0 release, with a fourth release candidate. Scala 2.9.0 RC4 can
be downloaded now.

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