Firefox 3 beta 2 is now scheduled to be available to the public on December 21, Mozilla developers say.The browser code is now in the quality assurance phase and will enjoy its first round of scrutiny during a test day being held on December 14.
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The Eclipse organization has amassed a huge installed base of developers using its Java-based open source development tools. Now the organization has set its sights on the run-time arena and will take on Sun's Java and Microsoft's .
Beta 3 of Firefox 3 will be code complete on January 29 as planned.That’s the news coming out of a meeting of Mozilla developers on Monday, who noted that there are just two fixes left to do before freezing the code.
Red Hat announced a fully integrated SOA platform combining JBoss middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and launched three new open source projects.Due by the end of February, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is a subscription-based offering that incorporates the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss EnterpriseService Bus (ESB), JBoss BPM (jBPM) and JBoss Rules.
JBoss's more cloud friendly Application Server 7 with a full EE6 implementation will be delivered in July.
The delivery of Firefox 3.1 beta 3 has slipped a week to Feb 2.
Some say Macromedia-developed Flex framework and Adobe Flash are now irrelevant. But not current steward of Flex, Apache Software Foundation, which this week elevated the Flex SDK to a top level project and updated the code for Flash 10.2-11.5 and Java 7
Springsource and VMware have partnered to ease the process of creating and deploying open source enterprise Java applications in virtualized environments.The partnership calls for cooperation on multiple levels.
Today marks the launch of Bluestripe, a Research Triangle Park, NC startup focused on application service management in virtualized data centers.The founders, former execs from Wily and IBM/Tivoli, maintain that most virtual servers deployed today support “non critical” applications such as file and print servers because there are no tools available today to manage transactional applications deployed across multiple tiers.
Like Dana, I was surprised to hear of Microsoft's decision to become a platinum sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, announced at OSCON late last week.It wasn't the only announcement.