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First Official Release of Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Project

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new releases for Apache Tomcat and JRuby!

First Official Release of Eclipse Gemini Blueprint Project

The first official release for Eclipse Gemini Blueprint is now available, completing the migration of Spring DM to the Eclipse Foundation. In addition to extending the documentation, this release fixes some bugs reported since the 1.0.0 RC1 release. Version 1.0.0 can be downloaded now.

Eclipse Gemini Blueprint is the reference implementation for the OSGi Alliance Blueprint Service. This project is aimed at developers building Java applications that run in an OSGi framework, and provides the ability to dynamically add, remove and update modules in a running system, and functionality for deploying multiple versions of a module simultaneously.


Bug Fixes for Apache Tomcat 6.0.33

The Apache Tomcat team have announced a new security and bug fix release, version 6.0.33 stable.

Apache Tomcat 6.0 includes new features over version 5.5, such as support for the JSP 2.1 and Servlet 2.5 specifications, improvements in memory usage, and a refactored clustering implementation. An option to disable file rotation in JULI FileHandler has been added, and JAAS authentication support has been added to JMXRemoteLifecycleListener. The Apache Tomcat team advise that everyone using older versions of the Tomcat 6.0 series, should upgrade to version 6.0.33.

More information is available at the Changelog.


JRuby 1.6.4 Released

JRuby 1.6.4 has been released. The 1.6x series aims to fix reported incompatibilities with the 1.9 support, and this release can be built with 1.9 mode by default. In addition to some 1.9 language and core class fixes, this update adds a native MacOS installer. JRuby 1.6.4 can be downloaded now.


Oracle Update VM Virtualisation Solution

Oracle have announced a new release of their server virtualisation and management solution, Oracle VM 3.0. This release comes with a new policy-based management, including Distributed Resource Scheduling for capacity management, which provides real-time monitoring of Oracle’s VM Server utilisation. Distributed Power Management has also been introduced, which should reduce the number of powered-on servers in the pool, during periods of low resource utilisation. The Xen 4.0 hypervisor has been updated, and the Dom0 command and control kernel have been updated with the latest drivers.

More information on this latest release, is available at the What’s New (PDF) Oracle Datasheet.


WANdisco Bring uberSVN to OS X Lion

WANdisco, the company behind uberSVN and uberApps, have announced the release of uberSVN for Mac OS X, which also includes the latest release OS X Lion. This latest release works with Mac OS X 10.5.x, 10.6.x and Apple’s Lion platform, and is available for free download from the uberSVN website.

uberSVN is an ALM platform for Subversion, which features an integrated social coding environment, and a web interface for creating new repositories, and managing users and permissions.

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