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Three More Java Champions Announced

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Nexus Open Source and new milestone for Orion project.

Bug Fixes for Apache Lenya 2.0.4

Apache Lenya version 2.0.4 has been released. The Apache Lenya Java/XML Content Management System is based on Apache Cocoon, and offers revision control, search, site management, scheduling, search, workflow and WYSIWYG editors. In this release, the TinyMCE module has been updated for TinyMCE 3.0.X, and there are fixes for WebDAV. Version 2.0.4 can be downloaded from the Lenya website.

Nexus Open Source Released

Sonatype have released Nexus Open Source This release upgrades Shiro to version 1.1.0, to remove log spam, and empty folders are now correctly displayed in M2Eclipse index tree. More information on the bug fixes, is available at the Release Notes. The release can be downloaded from the Download Nexus webpage.

Three More Java Champions Announced

Three new Java Champions have been announced: James Strachan, Régina ten Bruggencate, and Clara Ko. James Strachan is a committer to Apache Karaf, Maven, Lift and Jersey; and Régina ten Bruggencate is president of Duchess, an organisation for women in Java technology. Clara Ko is the co-founder of Duchess and currently works as a freelance Java/J2EE professional. They join Jonas Bonér and Rickard Öberg, who were recently announced as Java Champions at Jfocus 2011.

Maintenance Review for JSR 269

JSR 269 has been submitted for a maintenance review as a planned part of Java SE 7. This JSR provides a standardised API for processing JSR 175 annotations. As part of the maintenance review, changes already implemented in the JSR 269 APIs in JDK 7 are being proposed for inclusion in JSR 269. These changes include new methods, exception types, and interfaces, and clarification of the interaction between the Filer and rounds.

Orion Reach New Milestone

The Orion project has announced a new logo and a new milestone. In Orion 0.2 M6 the Orion pages have been redesigned so the tasks are more clearly organised.

There is a new Sites page where users can create sites for testing an app developed with Orion, and a new client side preference API for storing settings. Users will also find a new fileCommands extension point, where plugins can contribute commands to the navigator, and an API that allows users to customise the displayed size of tabs.

Orion have also unveiled their new logo, designed by Yiying Lu, who created Twitter’s ‘Fail Whale’ graphic.

Sculptor 2.0 With Rest Support

The Sculptor productivity tool has reached version 2.0. Sculptor generates Java code and configuration from a textual DSL, and users can choose the target implementation. Sculptor 2.0 adds REST support, with Spring MVC as the underlying REST framework, and adds support for mixin composition. Xtext has been upgraded to 1.0, and Spring to 3.0, and the logging API has been changed from Commons Logging with Log4j to SLF4J with Logback.

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