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Early Access to Confluence 4.0

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, The Document Foundation announce advisory board.

Early Access to Confluence 4.0

The first public milestone of Confluence version 4.0 is now available through the Early Access Program.

Confluence 4.0 introduces a new editor, featuring a new Colour Picker, a re-worked user interface, and the ability to indent paragraph blocks and lists from the toolbar. Confluence 4.0 also introduces a visual representation of macros, ‘macro placeholders,’ which allows the user to edit the content of a macro in the editor, or open the Macro Browser by double-clicking the placeholder. The macro placeholders also have their own properties panel, with functionality specific to that macro. Users can also now merge and split cells in a table:

More information on the Confluence 4.0 features is available at the Release Notes. The Early Access release can be downloaded now.

OpenGamma 0.8.0 Gets New Web GUI

Version 0.8.0 of the OpenGamma platform has been released with a new web GUI. This Web GUI is the default front-end to the View Processor instance, whereas previously the RESTful endpoints located at /jax on the web console acted as the default GUI when a user hit a View Processor instance. OpenGamma’s dependency graph approach to calculations now allows drill-down into execution plans and calculations to see the calculation as it’s computed. Additional asset classes are now supported in the Analytics library and the security master database, including FX options, Swaptions and reworked equity/equity index options.

More information is available at the Release Notes. OpenGamma is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 (

Oracle Berkeley DB 11g Release 2 ( has been released. This release adds pragmas in the SQL API, which allow execution of a cache trickle command, and allow the configuration of DB_SYSTEM_MEM environments. Sequence usage in the SQL API using SQLite custom functions is now supported, and the Berkeley DB globalization support architecture has been implemented, enabling localised and stripped error and output messages. Replication Manager now manages Group Membership, allowing sites to be added to, and removed, from the replication group dynamically. More information is available at the Changelog.

Riena Reaches 3.0.0

After seven milestones, the Riena framework has reached version 3.0.0. This update fixes a bug that caused AnnotationProcessing for “on navigation node events” to add listeners multiple times. The Shared Views support has been improved, and the DateTextRidget should now work with RAP. More information on the changes, is available at the Bug List.

Riena is a framework for building multi-tier enterprise client/server applications, which provides access to local and remote services in a transparent way.

Bug Fixes for IcedTea-Web 1.0.3

A new maintenance release of the IcedTea-Web project has been released. IcedTea-Web provides a Free Software web browser plugin running applets written in Java, and a NetX-based implementation of Java Web Start. This update fixes a bug that caused Firefox 4 to freeze when an applet called showDocument, and a bug in the The IcedTea-Web project team advise that those using IcedTea-Web 1.0.x with Firefox update to version 1.0.3 as it is “significantly” more stable on Firefox 4.

The Document Foundation Announce Advisory Board

The Document Foundation have announced the first members of their Advisory Board. The new appointees are Google; SUSE; Red Hat; the non-profit organisation Freies Office Deutschland e.V., Software in the Public Interest, who aim to help other organisations create and distribute free/open-source software and open-source hardware; and the Free Software Foundation. This body is representative of The Document Foundation’s sponsors, and each representative will serve for an initial term of one year.

“We’re very proud, and warmly welcome the first members of the Advisory Board. Its composition shows that LibreOffice is a vendor-neutral, truly-free office suite,” said Florian Effenberger, speaking on behalf of The Document Foundation’s Steering Committee.

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