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Grails 2.0.0 M1 Released with Groovy 1.8 Support

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Google officially announce Git support, and LibreOffice 3.4.2 released.

Grails 2.0.0 M1 with Groovy 1.8 Support

The first milestone of Grails 2.0.0 has been announced. Grails 2.0.0 M1 adds support for Groovy 1.8, Servlet 3.0 Asynchronous features, and support for database migration and reverse engineering. Loading static resources from binary plugins via the resources plugins is also now supported, alongside support for binary-only distribution and use of plugins. With Grails 2.0.0 M1, rendering operations are possible on non request threads and from services and other beans. There is also a list of bug fixes. More information is available at the Release Notes.


LibreOffice 3.4.2 Released

The third version of the 3.4 LibreOffice branch has been released. LibreOffice 3.4.2 is identical to the 3.4.2 Release Candidate 3, and can be downloaded now.

The Document Foundation have announced that this version can be “deployed for production needs by most enterprises,” although they advise that large organisations deploying LibreOffice do so in conjunction with a support partner. The next release, 3.4.3, will incorporate further stability improvements and security fixes, and will be released by the end of August.


Google Officially Announce Git Support

After updating their support FAQ last month, Google have officially announced that Google Code now supports Git. Developers who opt for Git will still have access to the usual Google Project Hosting features, such as project updates, issue tracking and VCS-backed wiki. There is also the option to create a server-side clone of any existing Git repository by clicking the “Create a clone” button. Like Google Code’s Mercurial implementation, the Git implementation stores object data in a custom data store built on the Bigtable distributed storage system.


Netty 3.2.5 is Final!

Netty 3.2.5 is Final! This release adds getPipeline() to CodecEmbedder, so that a user can modify the pipeline dynamically, and adds ChannelPipeline.getNames(). It also fixes a NioWorker write deadlock, and adds deflate-raw support for HttpContentDecompressor. Netty 3.2.5 Final can be downloaded now. Netty is a NIO client server framework for developing network applications such as protocol servers and clients.


Team Calendars 1.2 Extends Notifications

Just two weeks after Atlassian launched Team Calendars 1.1, Team Calendars 1.2 is now available. This release extends version 1.1’s notification features, including updating email notifications, so that the user can now see why they are receiving the notification. Notifications also include all the information about repeating events, such as repeat frequency, repeat interval, and end date. Team Calendars have also been updated with autowatch functionality, and the option to create personalised calendar mashups. Team Calendars 1.2 can be downloaded now.

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