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New Distribution of OpenSolaris and BigMemory Java Add-on to Enterprise Ehcache

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Scalamodules 2.0.0. final is released, and AWS announce new Linux Image for Amazon EC2.

Scalamodules 2.0.0 is Final!

Scalamodules 2.0.0 final has been released.

This version switches to releases repository and uses version 1.0.0 final of the bnd4sbt BND plugin for SBT.

AWS Announce new Linux Image for Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services have announced a new ‘Amazon Linux AMI‘ project; a Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services, for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Amazon Linux AMI will provide an execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2, and will include several packages that enable integration with Amazon Web Services, such as launch configuration tools and AWS libraries and tools. Amazon Web Services will provide security and maintenance updates to all instances running the Amazon Linux AMI.

Mozilla Release JavaScript Browser Benchmark

Mozilla have announced the first release of their Kraken browser benchmark. The team plan to build out the Kraken test suite in the next few months.

Kraken is a test harness, largely based on the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark.

No More Garbage Collection Pauses with BigMemory

A beta of Terracotta’s BigMemory Java add-on to Enterprise Ehcache is now available.

BigMemory provides an off-heap cache that eliminates the garbage collection pauses and allows Java applications to use all of the memory available on a machine. It can work for stand-alone or distributed caches.

New Illumos Foundation Distribution of OpenSolaris

A new distribution of OpenSolaris has been launched: OpenIndiana. This distribution is part of the Illumos Foundation.

OpenIndiana will combine official Solaris source with community enhancements, but it intends to use the Illumos project in future releases, so the closed source binaries will be replaced with open ones. x86 Architecture is available at the present, but SPARC will follow at a later date.

Live ISO from the project’s development branch is now available. OpenIndiana was conceived after the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, but before it was announced that Oracle were discontinuing OpenSolaris in favour of Solaris 11 Express.


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