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Eclipse Announce Open Source Initiative for Automotive Industry

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0 Beta 9 and Spring Data Graph 1.1.0.M2.

Eclipse Foundation Announces Open Source Initiative for Automotive Industry

The Eclipse Foundation have announced a new open source initiative, that will define and implement a standard platform for the software development tools used by the automotive industry. The founding members are the BMW Group, Robert Bosch GmbH and Continental AG, and the Eclipse Strategic Member itemis AG. They will form the Eclipse Automotive Industry Working Group, which will be open to organisations wishing to participate in establishing a standard tools platform, for use in the automotive supply chain.

“While we bundle forces to create the platform that we need, we provide a platform to our tools vendors that they can use to seamlessly integrate their products in our workbench. In addition, the Eclipse Public License enables us to modify and extend the platform to our needs!” said Ignacio Garro, the Head of IT PLM Systems and Software at Continental Automotive.


Second Milestone of Spring Data Graph with Neo4j Support

The second milestone of the Spring Data Graph project with Neo4j support, has been released. Spring Data Graph 1.1.0.M2 updates the dependency to Neo4j 1.4, adds cypher queries to Neo4j-Template and overhauls the Neo4j-Template API. More information is available at the Changelog.

The Graph Neo4j module provides integration with the Neo4j graph database. It includes a Neo4jTemplate with exception translation and optional transaction management, and Neo4j Traversal support on dynamic fields and via repository methods.


Eclipse Recruit 500 New Friends

Ian Skerrett has revealed that Eclipse have reached their goal of 500 Friends of Indigo. Eclipse launched the initiative to recruit 500 new Friends of Eclipse between May 1st and July 31st, earlier this year. To become a Friend of Eclipse, you are required to donate more than $35 to the Eclipse Foundation.


Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0 Beta 9

The ninth beta of the Scala IDE for Eclipse, can be downloaded now. In this release, the breakpoint support has been improved, alongside improvements to completions, diagnostics and an improved integration with Eclipse. Scala completions have now been moved to its own category, eliminating a source of incompatibilities with the Mylyn plugin. A package object wizard has also been added.

Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.0 Beta 9 is available in both a 2.9.0-1 version, and a 2.8.2-SNAPSHOT version.

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