Eclipse is Building a Web IDE Called "Orion"
Currently in the pre-proposal state, Eclipse president Mike Milinkovich introduced their new Orion project this week. Orion is a plan to create an IDE that runs in al major browsers. We've seen similar projects from Mozilla, who is still working on a "cloud IDE" called Skywriter (previously "Bespin"). The server-side for Orion will be an OSGi-based Java app using Jetty and a RESTful interface. Some Orion code contributions are currently in the e4 incubator.
iOS 4.3 Beta Now Available to Developers
Apple is gearing up for a software update on it's iOS devices. Developers are now updating their apps and getting inspiration for new ones this week as they start to get their hands on the Beta version of iOS 4.3. The new version will have some nifty four and five finger gestures (for iPad obviously) along with access to the AirPlay API. Still no word on the Mobile Hotspot feature.
RichFaces 4.0 M5 is Loose
More components and stability come with the latest milestone release for RichFaces 4.0. Milestone 5 also includes completed server side functionality and Ajax fallback support. The next stage is CR1, and by then, all features should be finished.
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An old memory leak problem in Java returns.