Daily Roundup

Rails 3.0 RC2 Released – Rails 3.0 Final Slated For Release Within the Week

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, a first version of the new Mylyn Hudson Connector is released and a new AIR application for Flex developers is announced.

Confluence TableFilter Plugin 1.0.3 For Filtering Data

Version 1.0.3 of the Confluence TableFilter Plugin is out now.

The Confluence TableFilter Plugin is designed for the filtration of data in tables. The filters can be applied to several fields simultaneously, by specifying the names of said fields. The list of possible values for filtration is extracted from the table itself, meaning there is no need for manual specification.

This version supports Confluence 2.8-3.3 and fixes a bug which barred users from filtering two equal tables on the same page.

Rails 3.0 Final – Released Within The Week?

The second release candidate for Rails 3.0 is out now – and, unless any major problems are discovered in Rails 3.0 RC2, the final release is scheduled for later this week. Furthermore, the two new main dependencies of Rails 3.0 (Bundler and ARel) have entered release candidacy for their 1.0 releases, and will be released in final form on the same day as Rails 3.0.

In Rails 3.0 RC2 a list of bugs have been addressed, including mistaken deprecation solutions; query values being converted to_s instead of to_yaml; and whitespace errors.

New Mylyn Hudson Connector for Providing Build Views

A first version of the new Mylyn Hudson Connector is now available from the Mylyn weekly incubator update site.

The Hudson connector is based on the Mylyn Builds framework, and provides a Builds view for displaying the status and health of subscribed jobs using colour coding and weather icons. It also features a decoration icon that shows the overall status when the view is in fast-view mode. All selected jobs are shown and monitored in the Builds view.

Please note that the connector is still under development, and it is likely that the data model will change in future releases.

New Adobe AIR Launchpad for Flex Developers

The Adobe team have announced a new AIR application for Flex developers.

The new Adobe AIR launchpad is a wizard for developers who are new to AIR app development. The wizard can generate code to manage the automatic updates and comes with Idle Time Detection functionality. Adobe AIR launchpad also features HTTP monitoring capabilities and allows the developer to import samples from the Tour de Flex desktop app for experimenting with features such as Sockets and Detect Storage Device. Adobe AIR launchpad apps are generated for the Flex 4.1 framework and target the Adobe AIR 2.0 runtime. It can also generate an install badge in a separate folder.

The Adobe AIR launchpad is currently in beta on the Adobe Labs website.

Take the RabbitMQ Plugin for Grails for a Spin

The SpringSource team are encouraging the community to test drive the RabbitMQ Plugin for Grails.

RabbitMQ is an AMQP-based message broker for heterogeneous systems and cloud platforms, and this new plugin aims to facilitate using RabbitMQ from Grails applications.

The latest release is 0.2 and comes with early functionality for sending and receiving messages. Please note that before testing the plugin, you must have set up a RabbitMQ server.

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