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JCP Set for a Shake-Up? JSR 348 Passes Review Ballot

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, JRebel 4.0 released.

JRebel 4.0 Released with Support for 35 Frameworks

Version 4.0 of JRebel has been released with full support for reloading changes to EJBs 3.x, and support for anonymous class reloading. Seam 2.x is also supported, and the test suite has been extended to support a total of 35 frameworks, including Hibernate Validator, Spring Security, GWT, Guice and Groovy. Now, JRebel uses the Instrumentation API to minimise the runtime performance overhead and to improve the debugging behaviour. Facelet path construction, Logback integration for the recent Logback version and a bug with the JBossAOP integration, have all been fixed.

Fifth Milestone for Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0

The fifth milestone of Eclipse Virgo 3.0.0 has been announced. This release upgrades to Spring 3.0.5, Tomcat 7.0.12, and Servlet 3.0, and exposes Virgo’s class loading diagnostic commands to JMX. The logging level is now included in (trace) log entries. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 1 Released

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 1 is now available to download.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is again installed and enabled by default, but the Red Hat compatible Kernel is also installed and can be manually selected at boot up time, or alternatively by changing the default in the GRUB configuration file. The IRQ balancing and the network I/O via receive packet steering have both been improved, and there is reduced lock contention across the kernel. More information is available at the Release Notes.

JSR 348 Passes JSR Review Ballot

The results of the JSR Review Ballot for JSR 348 are in, and the JSR has been approved. The vote was passed with 26 yes votes. Google Inc, AT&T, Andreani, Stefano, SK Telecom Co, Samsung Electronics Corporation and Vodafone did not cast votes. RedHat and IBM commented that they were voting ‘yes’ for the technical content, and not the licensing terms.

JSR 348 proposes a variety of changes and adjustments to the Java Community Process.

Bug Fixes for Confluence 3.5.5

Version 3.5.5 of Confluence has been released. This is a bug-fix release that addresses issues with the Confluence database setup failing, a failing DB2 build and the dashboard being slow to display with nested groups and LDAP. More logging has also been added around the upgrade process. A free, fully functional 30-day trial version of Confluence is available to download, with licenses ranging from $10 to $2,000 per month, for a dedicated instance hosted by Atlassian.

Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.5.0 Stabilises New Features

The first release candidate of Spring BlazeDS Integration 1.5.0 is now available. This release focuses on stabilising the new features introduced in previous milestones. Work has been done on making it easier for HibernateConfigProcessor and JpaHibernateConfigProcessor subclasses to customise the converters used by the ConversionService. The Spring BlazeDS Integration team have also worked to ensure that Spring Flex jars are built with proper OSGi manifests. An ‘invalidate-http-session’ attribute has been added to the ‘secured’ tag, and the type conversion API can now be used beyond just Hibernate entities. More information is available at the Changelog.

Spring BlazeDS Integration is an open source solution for building Spring-powered RIAs with Adobe Flex.

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