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JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 With More 3rd Party Options

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, HP to discontinue webOS, and OpenSocial 2.0 specification passes vote.

HP Pull Plug on webOS

HP have confirmed they are planning to discontinue their webOS devices, specifically the webOS phones and the TouchPad, although, according to the announcement, the company will continue to explore options to “optimize the value of webOS software going forward.”

A full or partial separation of its personal computers Personal Systems Group, through a spin-off or other transaction, is also being considered.


JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 With More 3rd Party Options

JBoss Developer Studio 4.1 has been released. In this release, the BPEL Editor is now fully supported, whereas previously it has been included as a Technical Preview. New third party options have also been added, including eGit, FindBugs, Mylyn, and TestNG. This release is based on Eclipse 3.6.2 (Helios SR2), and comes as an Eclipse installation that bundles Eclipse WTP, Spring IDE, and TestNG, alongside the latest updates of the supported plugins from JBoss Tools version 3.2.


OpenSocial 2.0 Passes Vote

Version 2.0 of the OpenSocial specification has officially passed with 22 yes votes, and 0 no votes. This update to the specification adds support for Activity Streams, which should allow OpenSocial to provide richer data sources, and to be interoperable with more open streams. Support for the ATOM serialisation format has been deprecated, and a mechanism for embedding template libraries into a gadget specification file is now provided. OAuth 2 support has been added, although because the OAuth 2.0 specification has not been finalised the support is in an incubating mode, and support for OAuth 1.0a is still included in the OpenSocial 2.0 specification. More information is available at the Release Notes.


More Flexibility with Hibernate Search 4 Alpha

The first alpha of Hibernate Search 4, has been announced. This release introduces a split between API, SPI and an implementation class, and moves to the per index backend architecture, which should bring more flexibility regarding how entities are indexed, and the possibility for further optimisations in future releases. The MassIndexer no longer locks out the main backend listening for Hibernate events, which means it can be started while other transactions run. However, please note that until it is finished some results may be missing from the index.

This release is targeting compatibility with the new Hibernate Core 4 releases, and will make some architectural changes.


Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Moves into Beta

Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is now available as a beta release. With this release, the Enterprise Virtualization Manager is now a Java app running on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. New local storage capabilities and multi-level administrative capabilities have been added, and a RESTful API allows all aspects of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to be programmatically managed and configured.

“One of the most significant new features of the release is the ability to deploy the management server on Linux, making it an ideal platform for customers moving away from proprietary solutions,” said Navin Thadani, the senior director of Virtualization Business at Red Hat.

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