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Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Adds Helios Support and Sonatype Announce Aether

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, second early access preview for OpenFaces 3.0 and a new Grails plugin for accessing Facebook Graph API.

Second Early Access for OpenFaces 3.0

OpenFaces 3.0 EA2 is out now.

With this release, no web.xml modification and resource filter registration should be required to use OpenFaces, and it is now possible to attach client behaviour tags to all OpenFaces input and command components. Adding OpenFaces to your application, should only require an OpenFaces jar and its dependencies to be added. Please note that session expiration notification for Ajax calls currently doesn’t work.

OpenFaces 3.0 EA2 requires the latest version of Mojarra, 2.0.3, and running the OpenFaces demo on a Glassfish application server also requires this version of Mojarra to be installed in the Glassfish server.

First Milestone for Spring GemFire Integration 1.0.0

Spring GemFire Integration 1.0.0.M1 has been released for both Java and .NET.

This project aims to facilitate the building of Spring-powered, scalable applications using GemFire as distributed data management platform.

‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby 1.5.0.beta2

Version 1.5.0.beta2 of ‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby, is out now,

‘Pure Java’ Nokogiri for JRuby doesn’t require libxml2 and FFI library, unlike the FFI version of Nokogiri. Nokogiri’s libxml2 dependent methods are reimplemented by Apache Xerces, nekoHTML, and some pure Java APIs.

It requires JDK 1.6.0 and later, and JRuby 1.5.1 and later. Please note that Nokogiri 1.5.0.beta.2 version needs a hack to run with google-appengine gem. More information on this hack is available at the project’s github.

New Aether Tools and APIs for Interacting with Maven Repositories

Sonatype have announced Aether, a set of common tools and APIs which aims to become the standard library for interacting with Maven repositories.

Aether has been integrated into Maven 3.x, and when you embed Aether, you embed the same library that Maven 3.x uses when it interacts with a Maven repository. “If compatibility with Maven repositories is important for your project then it’s not going to get any better than Aether,” reads the announcement.

Sonatype are currently working on providing a set of Aether Ant Tasks.

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Supports Helios!

Oracle have announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g (

This release extends the support for Oracle Fusion Middleware components, such as Oracle WebLogic Server administration capabilities, Oracle GlassFish Server and Oracle Coherence. This release also supports the Eclipse Helios release, version 3.6, meaning developers can access the new Java EE 6 tools including JSF 2.0 tools and Java EE 6 standards like Servlet 3.0, EJB 3.1, and JPA 2.0.

New Grails Plugin for Accessing Facebook Graph API

Facebook graph plugin is a new Grails plugin that provides access to the Facebook Graph API, and attempts to ease the development of a single sign-on using the Facebook Authentication proposal.

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