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GContracts 1.2.1 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Apache Solr 3.1 released with Lucene 3.1.

GContracts 1.2.1 Released

Version 1.2.1 of GContracts has been announced. In this release, the new @Contracted annotation introduced in GContracts 1.2.0 is optional, after initially being mandatory on every annotated class or interface. In addition, all @AnnotationContract annotations are now injected with appropriate @Target and @Retention annotations if not specified. GContracts 1.2.1 can be downloaded from GitHub.

Apache Solr 3.1 Released with Lucene 3.1

Apache Solr 3.1 has been released. This version introduces spatial search, a termvector-based highlighter, and an Auto Suggest component. There are additional components that support distributed mode, and Solr 3.1 users will have the option of sorting by functions. The version number was selected to reflect the merge of development with Apache Lucene, which is currently also at version 3.1. Solr 3.1 contains Lucene version 3.1. Moving forward, it is planned that the Solr version will be the same as the Lucene version.

Sonar 2.7 Released

Sonar 2.7 is out now! This relate integrates SCM data when the SCM Activity plugin is installed, and introduces the ability to get the coverage by unit tests on new and changed code, based on a cutoff date. It can be downloaded now.

New Component for Open Source Cloud Computing Toolkit

Version 2.2 of the OpenNebula open source toolkit for cloud computing, has been announced. This update includes out-of-the-box integration with data-centre’s monitoring systems, and extends the toolkit’s fault-tolerance functionality. It introduces Sunstone, a component to manage and administer a cloud, and adds image support to the OCCI cloud interface.

First Top Level Project Release from Chemistry OpenCMIS

The Chemistry OpenCMIS team have announced their first release as an Apache Top Level Project. Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS 0.3.0 adds new features to the CMIS browser and support for versioning in opencmis-server-jcr module. Compression support has also been added to the OpenCMIS client. OpenCMIS is a collection of Java libraries, frameworks and tools around the CMIS specification.

Get Listed on the Java SE 7 Honour Role!

Fancy being listed on the Java SE 7 Honour Role? The JDK7 Developer Preview Release is out now, and Oracle have announced that anyone who reports a bug in the JDK 7 developer preview before April 4th will be listed on the Honour Role and receive a Java-related gift. “No specifics yet. It could be a Java-branded Tesla Roadster, but more likely a nice Duke pin,” reads the announcement.

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