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JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Atlassian release Confluence 4 with new autocomplete functionality.

JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 Re-Enables GWT Tools

The third milestone of JBoss Tools 3.3, has been released. JBoss Tools 3.3 M3 includes a UI for setting and changing the profiles on single and multiple projects, and adds a command to aid the remote debugging process. When this command is selected, the Hotspot API is used to discover the remote running applications, allowing the user to select which application to connect to, and then the configuring of ports, names and source code lookups are performed automatically. The server adapters now attempt to detect if a server is already running, which should help avoid UI inconsistencies and port conflicts. In addition, GWT Tools have been re-enabled, and new validation rules have been added to CDI-/Seam3 Tools, to validate Seam Generic Beans. The full details on JBoss Tools 3.3 M3, are available at the New & Noteworthy page.


Atlassian Release Confluence 4

Atlassian have announced the release of Confluence 4. Confluence 4 introduces @ tagging functionality for notifying and connecting users, autocomplete functionality, and various new integration features, including the ability to paste screenshots into the web editor, embed videos, and drag-and-drop file attachments. In Confluence 4, macros can be edited by clicking, and then modifying the settings, and wiki markup is automatically converted to rich text. Also included in Confluence 4, is a “What’s New” walkthrough feature, and an install wizard for Windows and Linux OS. More information on Confluence 4.0, is available at the Release Notes. Confluence licenses start from $10 for 10 users.


Akka 1.2 Released

Akka 1.2 has been released. In this release, TestKit has been extended to FSM, and durable mailboxes have been back-ported. Akka 1.2 uses Scala version 2.9.1, and adds more information and hooks during restart. Akka 1.2 will be included in the next release of the Typesafe stack.

The Akka platform implements a hybrid of actors and remote actors, Software Transactional Memory, and Transactors, which combine actors and STM into transactional actors.


Bring Ruby to Android, With New Ruboto Release

Version 0.4.0 of Ruboto has been released. The JRuby-based Ruboto allows users to run Ruby scripts on Android devices. Version 0.4.0 adds the ability to run scripts directly from APK, and the ability to install the Ruboto Core platform application automatically, when starting a Ruboto Core app. The Ruboto Core app can also now be relocated to SDCARD.


Terrastore 0.8.2 Improves JavaScript Implementation

A new release of the Terracotta-based Terrastore document store, is now available. Terrastore 0.8.2 updates to version 3.5.2 of Terracotta, and improves the Javascript integration, adding the ability to dynamically load Javascript functions from files, for use in map-reduce processing and server-side updates. Terrastore can be downloaded now from Google Code.

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