Daily Roundup

Version 0.7 of Gaelyk Toolkit for Groovy in GAE

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new betas of LibreOffice 3.4 and Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0.

LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 5 Released

The first beta of LibreOffice version 3.4 has been
announced. This beta features a list of fixes, including English
and German dictionary updates. A full run-through of the fixes, is
available at the Changelog. Please note that the LibreOffice
team will now only be using the “announce” mailing list to announce
final and stable versions. Releases such as Beta 5 will be
announced on the “projects,” “development” and “localisation”
mailing lists.

Scala IDE for Eclipse with Scala 2.9.0

Beta 4 of version 2.0.0 the Scala IDE for
, is out now. This release comes with version
2.9.0.final of the Scala compiler, and fixes a crash when using an
empty Java Compiler Task tag list. The completion inside import
statements have also been improved. This release requires Eclipse

0.7 Release of Gaelyk Groovy Toolkit

Version 0.7 of the Gaelyk toolkit for
developing apps in Groovy for GAE, is now available. This release
adds support for Google App Engine SDK 1.5.0, and leverages the
recent Groovy version 1.8.0. Datastore metadata querying support,
and minimal backend service support, have both been added. Variable
files for accessing the File service in Groovlet and templates,
backends for the BackendService, and lifecycle for the
LifecycleManager, have also been added.

ScalaQuery 0.9.4 for Scala 2.9.0

ScalaQuery, the type-safe database API for Scala, has released
version 0.9.4 for Scala 2.9.0. ScalaQuery
offers session management based on JDBC Connections, and type-safe
queries based on a query monad and combinators. ScalaQuery fully
supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, H2, HSQLDB/HyperSQL, Derby/JavaDB, MS
SQL Server, MS Access, and SQLite. The ScalaQuery source code can
be downloaded from github. In this release, support for
pure Subquery objects in SELECT expressions has been added, and
UPDATE is now allowed against a table.

New JRuby for Max Project

A beta of the JRuby for Max 1.0 project, has been announced. This
project builds on JRuby, and enables Ruby scripting for Max.MSP and
Max for Live. The project can be downloaded from github.

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