JRuby 1.4RC1 Released, Adds Windows Installer, 1.8.7 Support, New Embedding API

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 11, 2009

JRuby 1.4RC1 is out and brings 1.8.7 compatibility, improved Java integration, a Windows installer, a new YAML parser as well as a new embedding API.


Eclipse DemoCamp London

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 29, 2009 1

Eclipse DemoCamps have been organized around the world over the months of May and June to cover some of the new features of Eclipse Galileo. Today, the London DemoCamp was held at SkillsMatter, presenting NatTable, a high-performance SWT table with extended features, a retrospective of JQuantLib's experiences of moving to OSGi and a demo of Xtext, a powerful text-based DSL modelling tool.


Eclipse Galileo released

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 24, 2009

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the release of Eclipse Galileo, the simultaneous release of 33 projects, including the venerable Eclipse JDT. As well as the new features covered by InfoQ already, the Galileo release includes the PHP Development Tools Project, as well as stalwarts like modelling packages and the persistence layer EclipseLink (formerly known as Oracle's TopLink).


Getting Ready for Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo): What’s New?

by Dio Synodinos Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 10, 2009 3

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 Opens Netscape Server Source

by Charlie Martin Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 19, 2009 1

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.


MS Enterprise Library Open Source

by Al Tenhundfeld Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 11, 2008 1

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.


Railo joins

by Charles Humble Follow 754 Followers on  Jun 18, 2008

Swiss software house Railo have announced that they are joining and will be releasing their Java based ColdFusion Markup Language engine for free under the LGPL.


IzPack: Cross-Platform Installer Not Just For Java

by Craig Wickesser Follow 0 Followers on  May 31, 2008 3

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.


Releases: JRuby 1.1.2; New Preview of Ruby 1.8.7

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  May 28, 2008

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 Roundup: 1.1.1 with Profiler, Startup Performance Boost, GSoC '08

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  May 06, 2008

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.


Ruby 1.8.7 Preview released, includes some backports from 1.9

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 15, 2008 1

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 released with major performance improvements

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 07, 2008

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 released, now works on Rubinius

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 30, 2008

RubyGems 1.1.0 was released with performance updates and other features. In other news: RubyGems now works on Rubinius.


New snapshot of Ruby 1.9, plans for 1.8.7 posted

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 03, 2008 2

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 SPOTs: Programmable Devices for Java Developers

by R.J. Lorimer Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 08, 2008 4

Sun Microsystems has released the Sun SPOT platform under the GPL license. Sun SPOTs are programmable battery-powered devices controllable with Java technology.

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