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Atlassian Release Prototype for JIRA and MDS Eclipse Plugin 1.1 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Friends Of Eclipse now accepting funding requests.

MDS Eclipse Plugin 1.1 Released

The MDS plugin has reached version 1.1. This Eclipse plugin extends the Android ADT to enable the development of Android apps with the PhoneGap framework, and UI frameworks such as Sencha Touch and jQuery Mobile.

This release adds jQuery Mobile Integration, and comes with a PhoneGap Example built with jQuery Mobile and the default jQuery UI Demo. It also features Sencha Touch Integration, and offers a one-step configuration option to include a Sencha Touch installation. A PhoneGap Example built using Sencha Touch APIs is included, and the plugin comes bundled with the latest Eclipse JSDT 1.2.3

Atlassian Replace JIRA Project Details Page

Atlassian have released a JIRA Project Configuration prototype that replaces the existing project details page in the JIRA admin. The prototype provides a new way to visualise your project settings, such as issue types, workflows, fields and screens.


Please note that currently the prototype is read-only, and not all functionality works.

Friends Of Eclipse Accepting Funding Requests

A Friends of Eclipse program expansion has been launched. There will now be a governance process for transparently allocating the Friends of Eclipse funds. Funds will be distributed on a quarterly basis. To request funds, users can write a proposal and submit it via bugzilla. Please note that any allocation is subject to any restrictions defined by the Eclipse Bylaws, and Board Directives.

Dimdim Acquired By

The Dimdim web meeting product and company has been acquired by Although Dimdim are reporting that they will remain fully operational during the transition, no new registrations will be accepted. Current monthly accounts will be available until March 15th, while annual accounts will remain available until their current subscription ends. Recordings will no longer be available after account expiration, although recording files, documents and chat transcripts can be downloaded before then. Account upgrades are no longer available. What does this mean for the open source code Dimdim previously released? The good news is that the project will remain on, but Dimdim will no longer be contributing to this project.

Oracle-Enhanced Adapter for ActiveRecord 1.3.2

The Oracle enhanced adapter for ActiveRecord has reached version 1.3.2. The support for database connection pool and JNDI connections has been improved for JRuby on Tomcat and JBoss application servers, and numeric username and passwords in database.yml are now automatically converted to string, whereas previously they needed to be quoted.

Smart GWT 2.4 is GWT 2.1.1 Compatible

Version 2.4 of the Smart GWT framework has been announced. This framework offers a widget library for developing application UIs, and can link these widgets with the server-side for data management. This version is GWT 2.1.1 compatible, and extends support to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The ‘FacetChart’ HTML5 Charting engine has been added as an alternative to FusionCharts.

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