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11 posts from August 2011


VMWare Releases Free(ish) Micro Cloud Foundry

Free* for Windows and Linux developers, Free-ish for Mac developers

Today, VMWare announced the availability of Micro Cloud Foundry, a full Cloud Foundry implementation packaged in a vmware image that developers deploy to their local machines. The full release announcement is over on the Cloud Foundry blog for those wanting to read the details straight from the source.

If you want to grab it right away, you can get it at the micro.cloudfoundry.com site

*Micro Cloud Foundry's packaging as a vmware image means Windows and Linux developers have the option to run it free with the VMWare Player in addition to downloading it for free. If the guilt over all this free stuff is too great, Windows and Linux developers can elect to pay for the VMWare Workstation license (assuming they have not already done so). For Mac developers, Micro Cloud Foundry is Free for $79.00!! (with the purchase of a VMWare Fusion license available everywhere but the Mac App Store). Mac OS X Lion users (like me) might want to wait though, (which stinks since I'd really like to give it a whirl).


Apache Tomcat 6.0.33 Released

The Apache Tomcat team released Tomcat 6.0.33 today, which addresses some security issues and fixes some bugs (ok, ok, quite a few bugs).  It's the first tomcat 6 release in about 6 months.  The changelog provides more details on the changes in this release and you can download copies from a mirror near you.


Apache Tomcat 7.0.20 Released

The Apache Tomcat team has released version 7.0.20 today.  This version contains bug fixes and the following new features and fixes (the highlights below were taken from the release announcement):

  • JSP files with dependencies in JARs are no longer recompiled on every access thereby improving performance.
  • Update to version 1.1.22 of the native component of the AJP and HTTP APR/native connectors.
  • Update to Commons Daemon 1.0.7.
  • Converted unit tests to JUnit 4.

The changelog provides more in-depth information on all the changes in this release and source and binaries of tomcat 7.0.20 are available for download from a tomcat mirror near you.