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Maven Support – Coming to Bndtools

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Atlassian Plugin SDK 3.3 released and Red Hat publish financial report.

Apache UIMA Replaces Original CPM

The Apache UIMA project has announced the release of Apache UIMA AS version 2.3.1. UIMA AS replaces the original Collection Processing Management scaleout in the core UIMA framework. It includes the base UIMA SDK and augments it with scaleout capability. This version upgrades to Apache ActiveMQ 5.4.1 and extends the UIMA AS service JMX API to dump service state. The UIMA AS Primitive Service has been modified to optionally dump JVM stack if the process() method takes too long. More information on the changes is available at the project’s JIRA. The sources and binaries can be downloaded from the Apache UIMA website.

Early Release of Maven Support in Bndtools

Neill Bartlett has released an “Alpha” quality pre-release of Maven support for Bndtools. Currently, M2Eclipse is required to enable the Maven support, as M2Eclipse provides the build-time classpath that allows Eclipse to compile the Java sources. Bndtools projects can still be built with Bnd, and users will not be required to adopt Maven in order to use Bndtools. Instructions on how to get the Bndtools Alpha, are available at Bartlett’s website.

Acceleo’s Indigo Release

Mariot Chauvin has blogged about what we can expect in the Indigo release of Acceleo, including Ant tasks and improved Maven support. Documentation capabilities will also be added for query, module and template, and documentation will be available on mouse over and during code completions.

The latest 3.x maintenance builds can be downloaded from the Acceleo update site.

Red Hat Publish Financial Report

Red Hat have published their fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results, reporting an increase in total revenue for the quarter of 25%, from the year ago quarter. For the full year, the total revenue shows an increase of 22% over the previous year. The company also reports a 21% year-over-year increase in subscription revenue.

“With record bookings and billings in the fourth quarter, we are on a run rate to become the first pure-play open source company to achieve a billion dollars in revenues next fiscal year, a milestone achievement for Red Hat and the open source community,” said Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.

Atlassian Plugin SDK 3.3 Updates Built-in Products

Atlassian Plugin SDK version 3.3 has been released. This release updates the built-in products, and includes:

JIRA 4.3
Confluence 3.5
Bamboo 3.0
FishEye/Crucible 2.5.2
Crowd 2.2.2

The Confluence functional test library has also been updated, from 2.3-beta1 to 2.3 final.

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