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Full Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Gingerbread is coming to Nexus one, and Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0 M01 is released.

Full SDK for Android Honeycomb Released

The full SDK for Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ is now available. The APIs have been finalised, and apps targeting 3.0 can now be published on the Android Market. More information on the 3.0 platform, can be found at the Android Developers website. The SDK tools (r10) and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (10.0.0) have also been updated with new features. The SDK tools now compile .rs files into Java Programming Language files and native bytecode, while the ADT Plugin gets a new Palette with categories and rendering previews, action bars for manipulating View properties, and updated zoom functionality. There is also Traceview integration, achieved through a new plugin.

Gingerbread – Coming to a Nexus One Near You?

Nexus One owners may be getting their hands on the Gingerbread update soon, according to TechCrunch. Google have begun pushing out Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ to Nexus One devices, and the report predicts the rollout will “likely take a few days,” with an Over The Air update expected “very soon” for Nexus One owners.

First Milestone of Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0 Line

Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0 M01 has been released. This first milestone for the 3.0 line has been upgraded to Equinox 3.7M5 and Gemini Web 1.2.0.M02. To prepare for p2 support, this milestone relaxes the order in which kernel bundles need to start by using Equinox Declarative Services. More information on the changes in this release, can be found at the Release Notes. A 3.0.0.M02 release is expected later this week, to fix a thread safety bug in Equinox (bug 337538.)

Redis Key-Value Store Reaches 2.2

Version 2.2 of the Redis key-value store has been released. This version updates BRPOPLPUSH to reply with single null bulk on timeout, and configures SET and GET for all the special encoding parameters of sets, lists and hashes. Redis 2.2 can be downloaded now, and more information on this release can be found at the Release Notes.

IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 To Support Java 7

JetBrains have announced details of the next release of IntelliJ IDEA: version 10.5. IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 will support Java 7, with support for all new language features promised across the product. It will also come bundled with Jetty integration, support for XSLT 2 and new refactorings for Groovy. IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 is slated for release in the Spring of 2011.

Final Beta for Cloudera’s CDH3

Cloudera have announced ‘CDH3b4,’ the fourth beta release of their Distribution for Apache Hadoop version 3. CDH3b4 fixes several vulnerabilities in Apache Hadoop and merges in “many of the scalability improvements” in Yahoo!’s 0.20.100 branch of Apache Hadoop. Hive has been updated to 0.7.0rc0, which adds support for multiple databases, and Pig has been updated to version 0.8.0, adding scalar types, custom partitioners, and improved UDF language support. The beta can be downloaded now from Cloudera’s website. This will be the last beta of CDH3.

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