Oracle have today released NetBeans 7.1, with a strong emphasis on GUI enhancements. The product includes developer support for JavaFX 2.0, significant updates to the Swing Builder (Matisse), and tools for visual debugging of both JavaFX and Swing user interfaces. For web GUI, NetBeans continues to flesh out its already strong HTML 5 coverage, adding support for CSS3.
GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.
After over a month since Kernel.org's security breach was announced (and subsequently taken off-line), the Kernel.org website has been brought back on-line.
Today, on the one-year anniversary of the purchase of BitBucket, Atlassian announced that BitBucket will be offering Git repositories, as well as their long-supported Hg repositories
Following on from the recent release of Spring Social, InfoQ caught up with Craig Walls, lead of the project. The interview covered the current state of the project, as well as the community involvement since its release.
Version 2.6 of MonoDevelop, the open-source IDE for .NET and Mono development, includes several new features, the most notable of which are Git integration and support for the Mac platform via the MonoMac add-in.
GitHub just added a new feature: files in the web view of a Git repository can now be edited and then committed in the browser. A similar feature was added to Google Code a few months ago.
Veracity is a DVCS that can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and uses a distributed database for its repository.
Google Code has finally released support for Git repositories on Google Code, adding to the existing DVCS support with Mercurial and the CVCS support of Subversion. The only remaining player not to fully move towards Git repositories is now Apache, which has its own read-only copies of a writable Subversion repository.
GitHub have launched a desktop client for Mac OS X called simply GitHub for Mac.
GitHub recently announced they had passed two million git repositories hosted, with 70% being created in the last year alone and an expected 1m users later this year. What else is new at GitHub?
First Haskell, and now Eclipse moves to GitHub. Only Git repositories are being mirrored to GitHub, but there's more than 70 repositories already created at the Eclipse Foundation page on GitHub. With EGit 0.11 being released as part of 3.6.2 and aiming for a 1.0 release in Eclipse 3.7, there's more demand than ever to move to Git for Eclipse projects.
The well-known Haskell implementation GHC is moving from Darcs to a repository on GitHub, citing wider tool support and faster operations.
Since Microsoft announced that it was giving up control of its Iron languages, there has been a quiet debate on where to host the project. The negotiations have finally been settled and the winner is Github for source control and CodePlex for issue tracking.
Many .NET developers have turned to distributed source control systems. The most popular one seems to be Git, which was originally created by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. One problem with Git is that it is predominately command-line based while .NET developers prefer to stay in the IDE. This is why Sun Yiyi’s Git Source Control Provider an important part of Git adoption.