JAX London 2014: A retrospective
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ZK Grails 1.1-M1 With Cloud Foundry Support

Jessica Thornsby
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Plus, JDK7 in rampdown!

Bug Fixes for Griffon 0.9.3 Beta1

A beta of Griffon 0.9.3 has been announced. This maintenance release of Griffon 0.9 comes with a new application archetype, and calling griffon list-plugins will now filter the list automatically, omitting plugins that do not match the current development platform. The beta also features a new application event aware logging appender that can fire events when a logging statement is received. More information is available at the Release Notes.

LiveRebel Reaches 1.0

LiveRebel has reached version 1.0. LiveRebel updates code and resources in place, as oppose to starting a fresh version of the application side-by-side, and runs compatibility checks automatically. It supports both WAR and EAR, in addition to Tomcat (4.x, 5.x, 6.x) JBoss (3.x, 4.x, 5.x) (Jetty 5.x, 6.x) and WebSphere (6.0.x, 6.1.x, 7.x) There is also beta support for GlassFish, Resin, SAP NetWeaver, and SpringSource DM Server. A free 90 day evaluation of LiveRebel is available.

ZK Grails 1.1-M1 With Cloud Foundry Support

Two new releases of ZK Grails are available: 1.0.3, a maintenance release for the 1.0 series, and ZK Grails 1.1-M1, the first milestone of the 1.1 series. ZK Grails 1.0.3 supports Grails 1.2.x, 1.3.x and ZK 5.0.7, and has been tested against Grails version 1.3.7. ZK Grails 1.1-M1 can be deployed to Cloud Foundry, with plans to support other cloud environments planned for future releases. The LiveModel artefact has also been implemented and the Hibernate dependencies have been extracted out of the code base.

Bug Fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.14

Apache Tomcat 7.0.14 has been released. This release updates MIME type mappings to align with those of Apache httpd, and adds JAAS authentication support for the JMXRemoteLifecycleListener. There is also ‘StuckThreadDetectionValve’ which identifies long running requests, and bug fixes to ensure RemoteIpValve works correctly with Servlet 3.0 asynchronous request, and to ensure that SSLValve provides the SSL key size as an Integer rather than a String.

JDK7: Rampdown!

Mark Reinhold has announced that the JDK7 team are now only accepting fixes to “showstopper bugs” ahead of the final release. This includes possible JCK failures, high-priority feedback on in-flight JSRs, and hard crashes or loss-of-data bugs likely to occur in the field.

In the post, Mark Reinhold also addresses the controversial issue of transparency in the JDK7 development process:

“The JDK 7 development process has not been as transparent as many people (me included) would have preferred. We’ve made some changes to address that, but we’ve had to balance the cost of making significant process changes against the goal of releasing JDK 7 this summer. In the longer term I fully intend to make the various JDK 8 planning and development activities much more transparent, from the beginning.”

New release of gaelyk-archetype

Version 0.7.0 of the gaelyk-archetype has been released with support for Gaelyk 0.7.0, and Google App Engine version 1.5.0. The archetype requires you to have Maven installed.

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