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Weekly round-up: Jakarta EE negotiations hit a roadblock, GraalVM 19.0 released & more

JAX Editorial Team
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Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we had an important update on the Jakarta EE negotiations between Oracle and The Eclipse Foundation which appears to have hit a roadblock.

Jakarta EE negotiations between Oracle and The Eclipse Foundation hit a roadblock

The latest update on the negotiations between the Eclipse Foundation and Oracle on Java trademarks was the absolute highlight of last week since the discussion looks like it hit a roadblock. In 2017 Oracle announced the opening up of Java EE and moving it to an open source foundation. Since then, the migration to the Eclipse Foundation has been a long, steady process. Negotiations between The Eclipse Foundation and Oracle continue to take place. The Eclipse Foundation’s Mike Milinkovich posted an update blog on May 3, 2019, regarding the status of Jakarta EE and its community.

How are the negotiations progressing? Have a look here.

GraalVM 19.0 released

According to the announcement post for the latest release of GraalVM, it is “finally mature and ready for production use”. GraalVM version 19.0 is the current stable release. See what it includes and what is on the radar for future releases and what the team is currently testing for early adopters, here.

OpenShift 4 announced

The first major release for OpenShift in four years was announced by Red Hat! OpenShift 4 brings interesting features that make for a universal cloud-like experience and has Kubernetes at its core. This release is all about automation with unifying operations across the layers of the platform.

You may have to hold your horses, though, since OpenSwift’s latest version will not be available before next month, so stay tuned. For now, you can have a look at what you should expect from OpenShift 4, here.

First look at JDK 13

Things are moving fast in JDK 13 development! This time around, we take a look at the first two entries on the list of JEPs targeted to JDK 13 – ZGC: Uncommit Unused Memory as well as Dynamic CDS Archives.

Check out our thread here.

Flutter 1.5 is here

The popular mobile UI framework by Google, Flutter is back with a brand new release. Flutter 1.5, with 336 contributors worldwide and more than 1,700 commits is the biggest release so far and features a truly long list of updates and improvements. One of the most anticipated new features is no other than the In-App Purchase plugin which now becomes available in beta for Android and iOS.

Take a look at our review here.

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