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Groovy 1.7.7 and 1.8-beta-4 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, PrimeFaces 2.2 and JDT 3.7 M5.

Bug and Security Fixes for Apache Tomcat 7.0.8

A new security and bug fix release of Apache Tomcat has been announced. Apache Tomcat 7.0.8 fixes a hanging Servlet 3 asynchronous request that could occur when using the APR based AJP connector, and reduces the level of log message for invalid URL parameters from WARNING to INFO. Please see the Changelog for more information on the relevant bug fixes. Apache Tomcat 7.0.8 can be downloaded now from the Tomcat website.

PrimeFaces 2.2 With Initial Portlet Support

Version 2.2 of the PrimeFaces component suite for JSF has been released, complete with bug fixes and performance improvements. There is also initial support for portlet and enhanced theme integration, where each theme is now available as a versioned jar file. Menu, menubar, menuButton and contextMenu have all been reimplemented. Next up is PrimeFaces 3.0, with an RC currently scheduled for release on April 11th.

TeamWall 1.2 With Bugzilla Support

Version 1.2 of the TeamWall server, has been released. TeamWall integrates with data providers such as Sonar, Jira and Teamcity, and prepares them to be viewed in a web browser. This release adds support for Bugzilla and Brick, and adds functionality for previewing a configured brick when editing a wall. Please see the Release Notes for more information.

JDT 3.7 M5 Adds History

JDT 3.7 M5 has been released with a history for recently used breakpoint conditions.

The global history displays the saved conditions across all conditional breakpoints, and the local history shows the history of one particular breakpoint. The milestone also features a Quick Outline for displaying inherited members of top-level types, and two new compiler options have been added for marking methods which can be made static.

Groovy 1.7.7 and 1.8-beta-4 Released

The Groovy team have simultaneously released Groovy 1.7.7 and Groovy 1.8-beta-4. The first, is a maintenance release of the 1.7.x branch, which makes changes such as upgrading Ant from 1.8.1 to version 1.8.2, and fixes a list of bugs. Meanwhile, Groovy 1.8-beta-4 is the final beta before the team move onto release candidates of the upcoming major version of Groovy. It features built-in support for JSON, with a JSON slurper and a JSON parser, and ongoing performance improvement work on primitive integer calculations.

Project for Integrating Google Maps and JSF Reaches 1.1.4

GMaps4JSF version 1.1.4. has been released. GMaps4JSF is a project for integrating Google maps with JSF, allowing users to create maps using (latitude and longitude) or (address), and add markers, information text and controls, to the map. In this release, the library has been completely re-written, and support for the (Map) component serverside events has been added.

IBM Join WTP Libra Project

IBM has joined the WTP Libra project. Libra will provide standard tools for OSGi Enterprise application development, including tools for providing a better user experience in the Server-Side Equinox scenario. IBM will contribute tools that aid in OSGi facet configuration, converting existing projects to OSGi Bundles, and creating OSGi Bundles.

Sauce Labs Add Selenium 2 Support

Web application testing company Sauce Labs have added support for Selenium 2 to their Sauce OnDemand cloud application testing service. Selenium 2 is an effort to make Selenium work more tightly with browsers, adding Android and iPhone testing, and a new API that directs users to focus on two basic objects: WebDriver and WebElements to construct tests.

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