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i-jetty 2.2 for Android and First Milestone for Spring 3.1

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Griffon 0.9.2 RC1, and first milestone of Spring Data JPA.

First Milestone Release for Spring Data JPA

The first milestone release of the Spring Data JPA project is now available. Spring Data JPA 1.0.0 M1 merges the open source Hades library into Spring Data, and adds support for building repositories based on Spring and JPA. Please see the Changelog for a full run-through of the new features.

i-jetty 2.2 for Android Released

Version 2.2 of the i-jetty Android port, has been released. Based on the jetty web container, i-jetty aims to be a personal webserver on your Android phone, allowing users to run webapps in the mobile environment. Webapps developed for i-jetty have access to the Android API, which allows users to bring mobile phone content, to their desktop browser.

i-jetty can be downloaded from Google Code. The project consists of the i-jetty application, and three example webapps.

Spring BlazeDS Integration Gets Major Refactoring for 1.5.0.M2 Release

The Spring BlazeDS Integration team have announced 1.5.0.M2. Spring BlazeDS Integration is a tool for building Spring-powered RIAs with Adobe Flex. This release features a “major refactoring” of the support for Spring Security 3, with a focus on easier integration of Flex apps with Spring Security features such as Concurrent Session Control and Session Fixation Protection. Reading and writing AMF content with RESTful Spring MVC @Controllers is also supported, and the 1.5.0.M2 release builds on the Hibernate serialisation support. Please see the Changelog for more information.

Griffon 0.9.2 RC1 Introduces Breaking Change

The first RC of Griffon 0.9.2 has been announced. Griffon is a Grails-inspired framework for writing RIAs on the JVM using Groovy, and this RC adds a new AST transformation for threading management, and a new class for helping apps introspect which addon capabilities are accessible at runtime. The logging DSL can now be used at buildtime, and services are automatically registered as application event listeners. Please note that there’s a breaking change, regarding the handling of controller actions. Starting with this RC, controller actions are automatically executed outside of the UI thread. More info is available at the Changelog.

Spring Security 3.1 RC Released

The first release candidate for Spring Security 3.1 is now available. CommonsHttp HttpRequestInvoker is now supported, alongside naming filter chains in the namespace, which should allow for easier integration with external services, such as OAuth. A Crypto module has also been added. Please see the Changelog for more information.

Scalate 1.4.0 Template Engine is Based on Scala 2.8.1

The Scala-based template engine, Scalate has reached version 1.4.0. Scalate 1.4.0 is based on Scala 2.8.1 and can be used with integration frameworks like Apache Camel, web frameworks such as Lift or Play, or it can be used standalone. For this release, CSS and CDATA filters have been added, and SBT plugins have been added for the precompiling and sitegen tasks. Layout support for Mustache has also been improved.

Metawidget 1.0 Gets PrimeFaces Support

Version 1.10 of the Metawidget user interface generation tool, has been released. This update comes with PrimeFaces support and improves the ICEfaces support by adding PanelTabSetLayoutDecorator. Seam has been updated to 2.2.1.GA and a JSF2 version of AddressBook has been added.

Atlassian IDE Connector 3.0 Shakes-Up Fisheye and Crucible Support

Atlassian have made some changes in the latest release of Atlassian IDE Connector 3.0. This version features limited support for Fisheye and Crucible, and some Crucible reviews and FishEye features have been removed. Users will no longer be able to open files in FishEye, or view and create reviews. However, a few integration points between the IDE and Fisheye and Crucible have been improved, for example direct click-through is now available from FishEye to files in the IDE, and users can create pre-commit reviews. The Release Notes for the versions for both Eclipse and Intellij IDE, can be viewed now.

First Peek at Spring 3.1

The first milestone of Spring 3.1 has been released, with new bean definition profiles, caching abstraction, and a new c: XML namespace. JUnit has been upgraded to 4.8.1, and TestNG to version 5.12.1, and support for environment profiles in XML bean definition files has been added. Please see the Changelog for a full list of updates, and keep an eye on the SpringSource blog for a series of posts covering the ins and outs of what’s new in this milestone release.

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