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GitHub Comes to Mac!

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, BIRT 3.7 with new POJO-Based Runtime.

GitHub Comes to Mac!

GitHub is now available for Mac.

GitHub for Mac is powered by the open source Chameleon port of Apple’s UIKit for iOS, the objective-git Objective-C bindings project, and the libgit2 portable C implementation of the Git core methods.

Available functionality, includes a sync button that pushes changes to GitHub and pulls down other’s changes in one operation, and the ability to automatically match repositories. Once users have download GitHub for Mac, the app will automatically download updates. Version 1.0 of GitHub for Mac can be downloaded now.


First RC of Spring Data JPA 1.0.0

The first release candidate of Spring Data JPA 1.0.0 has been released. This release candidate improves the parameter binding for created queries and the detection of domain class from method return types. The repository interface programming model has also been improved, documentation for ‘In’ and ‘NotIn’ queries has been added and the documentation regarding Specifications usage has been updated. Support for searching by Specification and Sort has been added, alongside MergingPersistenceUnitManager and ‘Documented In’ and ‘NotIn keywords.’ More information is available at the Changelog.


Bug Fixes for Confluence 3.5.6

Version 3.5.6 of Confluence has been released, with fixes for bugs, including Macros throwing errors for anonymous users, and unique membership constraints being ignored on MySQL. An Incorrect pdf mimetype with REST API has also been fixed. More information on all the changes is available at the Release Notes.


BIRT 3.7 with New POJO-Based Runtime

Version 3.7 of the BIRT Eclipse-based reporting system, is out now. This update includes a new POJO-based runtime, and an Open Data Access Driver that provides Hadoop support. BIRT 3.7 also provides Open Office support through emitters for Open Document Text, Presentation, and Spreadsheet formats. These three formats are available within the designer, in the viewer or by using the Report Engine API. The Viewer has been modified to support native PDF drawing commands when emitting a report that contains an SVG Chart, as introduced in BIRT 2.6.

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