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New Eclipse Tooling for JavaFX Project

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, final draft of JSR 334 Proposed, and Oozie proposed for Apache Incubator.

Hadoop-Based Oozie Project for Apache Incubator?

The Apache Hadoop-based Oozie project has been proposed as a new project under the Apache Incubator. Oozie is a server-based workflow scheduling and coordination system for managing Apache Hadoop’s data processing jobs. Oozie includes a XML-based declarative framework, and functionality for monitoring, automatic retry and failure handling of jobs. Oozie supports different types of jobs, including Hadoop Map-Reduce, Pipe, Streaming, Pig and Hive.

According to the project proposal, Oozie’s inclusion in the Apache ecosystem would give users of Hadoop the ability to influence Oozie’s roadmap. Currently, Oozie is available from GitHub under an Apache license, and comprises of committers from multiple companies, including Yahoo!, Cloudera and IBM . JIRA is used for issue tracking and Yahoo! Groups is used for developer and user communications.


New Eclipse Tooling for JavaFX Project

Tom Schindl has blogged about a new Eclipse Tooling for JavaFX project he has started working on, called e(fx)clipse. Currently, the project includes a CSS-Editor built using Xtext, which works in Eclipse 4.1 and 3.7. The editor features Syntax-Highlighting, and proposals for CSS-Attributes. Attribute value proposals are also supported.

This is an early release, and thus the e(fx)clipse editor is currently only registered for .fxcss-Files.


Update for JavaTest Harness-Based Project

Version 4.4 of the JT Harness configurable test harness has been released. JT Harness is based on Oracle’s JavaTest harness. In this update, matching can now be made case sensitive, whereas previously the matching of test names in an exclude list has been case-insensitive. The known failure lists in 4.4 allow users to specify one or more files that contain the names of tests that are known to result in a Failed status upon execution. The harness can then generate an HTML report from the list. The usability of the “Report Converter” tool has also been improved, and the speed of loading the ResultCache file has been improved. JT harness 4.4 is compatible with JT harness 4.3. More information is available at the Release Notes.


New Scala Extension

Ozma,’ a new Scala extension that adds Oz concurrency, has been released. Ozma implements the Scala specification and runs on Oz’s Mozart VM. It extends Scala’s functionality with dataflow variables, declarative concurrency, lazy declarative concurrency, and message-passing concurrency. Ozma is available from GitHub.


Looking Ahead to EMF Compare in Juno

After EMF Compare 1.2.0 was shipped as part of this year’s Eclipse Simultaneous Release, Laurent Goubet has blogged his thoughts on what next year’s Juno release could include. EMF Compare currently supports comparing and merging EMF models, and displays the differences in the form of two trees. Goubet writes that the Juno release could display the detected differences directly on the diagram itself. There are also plans to improve the UML-specific comparison engine, the first version of which was included in the Indigo release. EMF Compare 1.2.0 can be downloaded now.


Final Draft of JSR 334 Proposed

A proposed final draft of JSR 334, can now be accessed. Since the public review, language changes have been properly incorporated into JLS, and thread safely requirements have been added to Throwable.addSuppressed and Throwable.getSuppressed. A new constructor has also been added to Throwable, to allow suppression to be disabled. The proposed final draft can be read in full on the JCP website.

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