Sonatype is happy to announce a brand new webinar taking place in July: Select Better Components with New Eclipse Plugin.
After this webinar you will have the knowledge and tools you need to quickly and safely incorporate components into your projects. And as a bonus, when you participate in this webinar you will be one of the first to download the free public beta of the initial release of Sonatype Development Insight for Eclipse!
- Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011
- Time: 10:30AM EDT (UTC/GMT-0400)
- Presenter: Brian Fox, Sonatype Vice President of Engineering
Produce higher quality code using the enhanced quality, security, and license data provided by the Sonatype Development Insight plugin for Eclipse. In this webinar you will learn how Development Insight for Eclipse will help you:
- Determine when new component versions are available and whether or not to upgrade
- Understand what versions of each component are used in your project
- Identify where a specific component is used
- Choose components that meet your quality, security and licensing standards
Catch up on the latest news and product releases from the Sonatype team, with our June 2011 Newsletter. In this issue, Hudson moves to Eclipse, enhancements to Nexus, and June training dates for Maven 101 and 201 open for registration.
Hudson: Move to Eclipse, Sonatype donates enhancements, and more
- Oracle announces Hudson move to Eclipse Foundation Oracle plans to contribute the Hudson core code to the Eclipse Foundation. Read Jason van Zyl’s blog or the stories in ADT, eWEEK, and SD Times.
- Sonatype launches Sonatype Pro™ for Hudson See our website for more details.
- Hudson Survey Sonatype and Oracle surveyed over 1,200 Hudson users to see what they’d like to see in future versions. The majority of respondents considered reliability and performance to be most important enhancements. Read a summary blog post or get the full details in this presentation.
Are you headed to EclipseCon 2011? It’s not too late to make plans to head to Santa Clara, California in March.
EclipseCon is the conference for anyone involved in Eclipse. As a proud member of the Eclipse Foundation, Sonatype is looking forward to another year of great talks, tutorials and BOF’s. We will be hosting a number of talks in the Cypress Room all day on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
Sonatype founder Jason van Zyl will be giving a presentation on Building Eclipse plugins and RCP applications with Tycho, Nexus & Hudson.
Stay tuned to the Sonatype blog for updates on Sonatype’s talks and presentations at EclipseCon 2011. And for the latest news and updates from the Sonatype team, follow us on Twitter @SonatypeCM.
We believe that Hudson users can look forward to a long, bright future.
Working with the community, Oracle and Sonatype are each putting a number of full-time engineering resources on Hudson. The Hudson lead, Winston Prakash from Oracle, is highly skilled, very thoughtful, and he cares about the community. He is also the first person to create detailed, comprehensive architectural documentation.
This kind of documentation (which has never been available in the past) is required to understand how Hudson can be improved. The lack of architectural documentation, along with how decisions were made, left the Hudson community mostly dependent on a single individual for core changes. Let’s be honest about where this led:
Today I released version 2.2.0 of the maven-bundle-plugin from Apache Felix. This release may look like a minor update because it only contains two fixes, but one of them is very important. The workhorse behind the maven-bundle-plugin, Peter Kriens’ bnd tool, has been upgraded from 0.0.384 to 1.15.0. The new version is much smarter in deciding which packages to export and import, and supports easy creation of Web Archive Bundles (WABs) which can act both as bundles and standard WAR files. Add numerous other small improvements and fixes to the mix and this should result in a much better experience overall.
Special mention should be made of the efforts of Juven Xu and Peter Kriens who worked together to add Nexus OSS staging to Peter’s Ant build. Previously bnd artifacts were manually uploaded by occasional third-party requests to MAVENUPLOAD, often a very laborious process. Third-party uploads to Maven Central have since been streamlined and automated with Nexus, but OSS hosting is still preferred by project owners who want to stage and check artifacts as part of their regular build process.
On behalf of all the OSGi developers who use the maven-bundle-plugin I’d like to thank Juven and Peter for their work getting the latest versions of bnd onto Maven Central!