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Spring Android 1.0.0.M4 Released

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, joint releases for Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1.

Spring Android 1.0.0.M4 Released

The fourth milestone release of the Spring Android 1.0.0 project can be downloaded now. Spring Android 1.0.0.M4 adds support for Spring Social 1.0.0.RC1, and Spring Security 3.1.0.RC2 via a Spring Android Auth module. The module includes a SQLite datastore for persisting OAuth API connections. Google’s Gson JSON parsing library is also supported, alongside gzip compression support in RestTemplate. The RestTemplate (client) support has been updated, bringing it to the level of Spring Framework version 3.1.0.M2. Spring Android is supported in Android version 2.1 and higher.

Spring Android is an extension of the Spring Framework, for developing native Android applications. The project includes a Rest Client for Android, and Auth support for accessing secure APIs.


Joint Releases for Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1

Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1 have been released. Both releases feature builtin JSON support, which adds a streaming builder for streaming the JSON payload directly to a writer. The groovysh shell now supports tab-completion for completing method names and variables. In addition to these updates, the first beta of Groovy 1.9 adds “most” of the Java 7 Project Coin enhancements, such as binary literals and underscores in number literals. More information on Groovy 1.8.1 and 1.9-beta-1 are available at their respective release notes.


Spring GemFire for Java 1.1 With GemFire 6.6 Support

The first milestone of Spring GemFire for Java 1.1, is out now. This milestone features native support for the upcoming GemFire version 6.6, and a GemFire implementation for Spring 3.1 cache abstraction. Queries with variable parameters are now supported, alongside CacheServer. Spring GemFire is a project aimed at developers building Spring-powered apps using GemFire as distributed data management platform.


New Launcher for Apache Felix OSGi

Ken Gilmer has created a custom launcher for the Apache Felix OSGi framework 3.2.2. The Knapsack launcher uses the operating system’s native shell for framework management, and automatically creates all of the configuration files. Knapsack is Apache 2.0 licensed and can be downloaded now from GitHub.


Bug Fixes for RubyMine 3.2.2

Version 3.2.2 of RubyMine has been released, with fixes for gems management issues and some IDE performance problems. These include problems with setting the JRuby SDK, incorrect indentation in 3.2.x, and pair quotes bug. The full list of changes can be viewed at the RubyMine website. According to the announcement, RubyMine also works on Apple’s Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion.”

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