Welcome to another edition of the JBoss Weekly Editorial where we bring you up to speed with all that has been happening across the JBoss Communities.  We begin this week with a big announcement so lets get started with ....


Manage data collected from Iot Devices with Hawkular

Collect data from an Arduino platform using MQTT protocol is one thing but managing the data collected from such IoT device is another story. Hopefully, with the help of the project Hawkular which is a management & monitoring platform collecting and storing in real time information, this is currently possible. The hawkular-metrics component has been designed to support such feature. In short, this is a metric data store for the Hawkular project. It can also be used independently. It relies on Apache Cassandra as a backend and is comprised of: a core library, a REST/HTTP interface. You can read more info about integration by reading this blog article of Heiko Rupp


Weld 2.3.3


Weld 2.3.3.Final the next bug-fix version of the stable 2.3 branch has been released! See also the release details. Thanks to everyone involved in this release! Notable improvements:

  • allows to proxy classes with non-static non-private final methods
    • this is a non-portable way to get around the CDI spec restrictions, see also Proxying classes with final methods and CDI-527. use with caution!
  • Other enhancements and bug-fixes around proxies:
    • better support for DeltaSpike partial beans (WELD-2084)
    • better support for Camel CDI (WELD-2089)
    • better support for proxies with non public classes (WELD-2091)
  • Weld Probe has a slightly redesigned menu and a new Dashboard view with some basic stats
  • the decorator validation was improved (WELD-2085, WELD-1811, WELD-2039)
  • minor SPI cleanup was performed (WELD-2077, WELD-2079)


Keycloak 1.8.1.Final

This week, we have two new releases of Keycloak. As 1.8.0.Final was released before WildFly 10 Final was available, we decided to release 1.8.1.Final which is now built on top of WildFly 10 Final.

The bigger release today is 1.9.0.CR1, this release contains a large number of bug fixes and improvements, but no major new features. For the full list of issues resolved check out JIRA and to download the release go to the Keycloak homepage.


Vertx 3.2.x


The release contains many bug fixes and a ton of small improvements, such as future composition, improved Ceylon support, Stomp virtual host support, performance improvements… . The complete release notes are there.

The event bus client using the SockJS bridge are available from NPM, Bower and as a WebJar. The next version would be the 3.3.0, and is expected ~ May 2016.


Ceylon 1.2.1


It's not a major release, but it has plenty of bug fixes, a few interop improvements, and more importantly it's the first non-yearly release, as we're moving to a more rapid release cycle. Yeah, sure now people brag about doing multiple daily releases, but three months is still better than one year, we'll see later for more rapid cycles. For those wondering about IntelliJ support, we're about two months away from a first public release, and we'll have Android+Ceylon news before that.



New Releases



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