Hibernate Metamodel Generator 1.1 Finalized
JBoss released the final version of its Hibernate Metamodel Generator 1.1. This version removes the need for a build-helper plugin. It also has modified the processor so that it is defined as a plugin dependency of the maven-processor-plugin instead of a direct project dependency.
Spring Python and Spring Social Get New Releases
SpringSource recently delivered two new releases. The first is the release candidate of Spring Python 1.2, a framework that delivers functionality for Python that is similar to the functionality that the Spring Framework provides for Java. This release supports Pyro 4, Secure XML-RPC connections, bugfixes, and migration to Python 2.6. The other news is the first milestone release of Spring Social 1.0, a framework for building social-ready applications.
Apache Hive Grows to 0.6
The Apache Hive project, a data warehouse infrastructure for Apache Hadoop, has reached version 0.6 recently. Hive 0.6 features support for views and can now handle a Skew Join operation. Users upgrading from older versions should replace the old hive-default.xml config file with the new version, which has new configuration properties.
NetBeans 7.0 M2 and Maven 3 - Better than M2Eclipse?
A new front in the battle between Eclipse and NetBeans. Gunther Popp posted this link.