With the announcement of Release Candidate 3, it’s a couple of weeks until Eclipse 3.5 code named “Galileo” will reach GA status. This new release of the popular Java development environment includes several new features and improvements over its previous version.
Sun's OpenSolaris project has released the Java Enterprise Server as open source under the BSD license. The is largely the same as their commerical product, which descends from the Netscape Enterprise Server of the 90's.
Microsoft has changed the license for the source code of version 4.0 of the Enterprise Library, now released under the open-source friendly MS-PL. The code is available through the Patterns & Practices CodePlex community.
Swiss software house Railo have announced that they are joining JBoss.org and will be releasing their Java based ColdFusion Markup Language engine for free under the LGPL.
Packaging, distributing and deploying an application can be a very difficult task. Add in the requirement to work on multiple platforms and it can quickly become a nightmare. IzPack aims to not only make it possible but to also make it simple.
JRuby 1.1.2 was released in time for RailsConf - coming with radically faster startup and YAML parsing and many bug fixes. Also: the final Ruby 1.8.7 release approaches. Ruby 1.8.7 preview 4, planned to be the last preview, reinstates the previously removed Symbol#to_proc, and adds Binding#eval, __method__, among some changes in number and date parsing.
JRuby's 1.1.1 release brings a few improvements over the initial 1.1 release, including a fix for a problem on IBM VMs and it now ships with the JIP profiler. Users of the JRuby 1.1.x trunk can also try out a new performance improvement that promises to seriously boost startup performance. Also: a look at GSoC '08 project related to JRuby.
The first preview of Ruby 1.8.7 is now available. Among bug fixes, this new release of the stable branch includes backports of a few features from Ruby 1.9, such as Object#tap, Symbol#to_proc and Enumerators.
JRuby 1.1 has been released, bringing massive performance increases due to the new JIT, a new Regex engine and other improvements. InfoQ talked to Ola Bini and Charles Nutter about the changes in the new release and the future directions of the project.
RubyGems 1.1.0 was released with performance updates and other features. In other news: RubyGems now works on Rubinius.
Two months after the initial release of Ruby 1.9.0, a new snapshot 1.9.0-1 has been released. The release warrants a look, since it contains a few breaking changes and a few small additions like Proc#curry. Also: plans for Ruby 1.8.x, the next stable release were posted.
Sun Microsystems has released the Sun SPOT platform under the GPL license. Sun SPOTs are programmable battery-powered devices controllable with Java technology.
The Spring Dynamic Modules for OSGi project, formerly known as Spring OSGi, released version 1.0 today. InfoQ spoke with SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer and Spring Dynamic Modules project lead Costin Leau to learn more about this release and what it provides for the Spring community.
Ruby 1.9 has just been released, bringing a host of new features and improvements. Speed improvements come from the new YARV VM, concurrency features were updates with native threading and Fibers, and language changes such as a new Hash literal syntax tighten the language. We take a look at some of the features and where to find information about Ruby 1.9.
Microsoft announced the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex. Developers can now download, modify and resell the source code. The release of the source code is under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL). Tafiti is web search site from Microsoft to demonstrate the use of Silverlight and Live Search APIs to provide better and more specialized search.