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First Milestone for Akka 1.1

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, GWT 2.3 Beta released and third alpha of Seam Forge 1.0.0.

First Milestone for Akka 1.1

The first milestone of Akka 1.1 is now available. The Akka Actor module is now dependency-free, and the milestone is built on Scala 2.9.0.RC1. This release adds future and await methods to Agent, support for Scalaz in akka-modules, and map, flatMap, foreach, and filter to Future. The milestone also upgrades to Camel 2.7.0, HawtDispatch to 1.1, and Akka and Akka Modules to SBT version 0.7.6-RC0. More information is available at the Release Notes.

AppFuse Open Source Framework Project Reaches 2.1

Version 2.1 of AppFuse is out now. The AppFuse project uses open source frameworks to help users develop web applications with Java, by providing a project skeleton. It is available in “light”, “basic” and “modular” editions. AppFuse provides archetypes for JSF, Spring MVC, Struts 2 and Tapestry 5, and the light archetypes are also available for Spring MVC + FreeMarker, Stripes and Wicket. This release migrates from XFire to CXF, enables REST for web services, and adds an ‘appfuse-ws’ archetype that generates web service endpoints, documentation and downloadable clients using Enunciate. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Seam Forge Team Release Angry Kittens!

The third alpha of Seam Forge 1.0.0 can be downloaded now. The Seam Forge extendable platform for plugin development can be used to create Java web apps, and in setting up CDI, JSF, JPA for Hibernate, EclipseLink and more. It can also manage project dependencies and repositories. The third release of the Seam Forge project can be downloaded now from SourceForge. Information on the changes is available at the Release Notes.

GWT 2.3 Beta Available for Public Preview

Google Web Toolkit 2.3 Beta is available for public preview. GWT users can browse and add Google APIs directly from Eclipse by highlighting a project and selecting the “Google – Add Google APIs” menu item:

GWT 2.3 Beta and related tools can be downloaded now from the Google Code site.

Mozilla Change GPL Compatibility to Opt-Out on Revised MPL

Mozilla have announced the second beta draft of the upcoming new version of the Mozilla Public License. This draft proposes changing GPL compatibility from opt-in to opt-out, and revises the language of the GPL compatibility clause. The team are currently seeking feedback from the Mozilla community and the community of MPL and FLOSS users.

Bug Fixes for IcedTea6 1.10.1

A new release of IcedTea6 has been made available. IcedTea6 1.10.1 updates HotSpot 20 to b11 and adds support for libpng 1.5. There is also a list of bug fixes. IcedTea6 provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6.

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