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Google Launch Android Market Website

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, new IcedTea-Web project and DataNucleus AccessPlatform adds MongoDB support.

Google Launch Android Market Website

Google have launched an Android Market website, allowing Android owners to browse and search for apps in their web browser, in addition to directly from their device. Visitors to the website can send apps directly to their Android device, share apps with their contacts through Twitter, and post and read app reviews. Android users can also sign into their Google account at the website and access ‘My Market Account’ to browse all the apps they’ve previously downloaded.

GoodData 46 Gets PNG-Friendly

Release 46 of the GoodData Saas Business Intelligence Software solution has been announced. This release gives users the option of exporting their charts as images, and exporting works from both the dashboard view and the report creation view. The release also builds on the data connectors, with a focus on enhancing the performance of data loads, and lays the groundwork for upcoming dashboard enhancements.

DataNucleus AccessPlatform 3.0 M1

The first milestone of DataNucleus AccessPlatform version 3.0 is available now. DataNucleus AccessPlatform provides data retrieval for a range of datastores through APIs. In this release, a JSON API has been added, and the JDO API, JPA API, and REST APIs have been repackaged. Initial support for MongoDB has been added, including support for “increment” and “identity” value generation, and embedded persistable fields.

Plenty of Updates for IcedTea Fans

A new set of security releases for IcedTea6 have been announced: IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5. All three releases fix a native memory leak, and update the fontconfig files for rhel 6. In related news, the first release of IcedTea-Web has been made available. This is an open source addon component to the IcedTea harness. IcedTea-Web provides a Java web browser plugin, a Java Web Start implementation based on Net X, and an alpha preview of the ‘ itweb-settings’ GUI tool.

Australian Government Revise Open Source Policy

Gary Gray, the Special Minister of State has revealed the revised Australian Government Open Source Software Policy. It states Australian Government agencies will contribute back to open source where appropriate, and that ICT procurement processes and suppliers must consider all types of available software, when dealing with Australian Government agencies.

“The revised Australian Government policy requires agencies to consider open source software during their procurement processes and requires respondents to procurement requests to also consider the use of open source software,” Mr Gray said.

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