New and enhanced features in Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 include:
- Better Performance: enterprise-class elasticity with near linear scalability and under five millisecond latency enables users to dynamically grow a cluster as their data grows with no interruption in service. In recent performance tests, Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 delivered more than a million YCSB operations per second on a 2.4 terabyte database on an 18-node commodity cluster setup. (1)
- Automatic Rebalancing: dynamic management of compute and storage resources to maintain SLAs in response to increased demand and changing processing requirements;
- Enhanced Manageability: a simple, easy to use web console to manage all aspects of deployment and monitoring, as well as document management and structured data management in one product;
- New APIs: a new C API helps improve developer productivity, a new Large Object API supports efficient Large Object management, and new automatic serialization APIs simplify application development;
- Tighter Integration with Oracle Database: Oracle Database users can view and query Oracle NoSQL Database records directly from SQL via External Tables, making NoSQL data immediately accessible and available for integrated analysis;
- Improved Management & Monitoring Support: SNMP/JMX support enables integration with Oracle and third party management tools;
- Improved Hadoop Integration: tighter integration with Hadoop through JSON object and schema evolution support for data storage and serialization using Avro.
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Embarcadero ha introdotto in C++ Builder XE3 un compilatore a 64 per Windows (BCC64) che si va ad aggiungere al vecchio compilatore a 32 bit (BCC32) che è utilizzabile per Windows e Mac OS X, a differenza del nuovo compilatore da 64 bit che è disponibile solo per Windows e per processori Intel. In questo post sono illustrate alcune differenze tra i due compilatori.
Il nuovo compilatore supporta gli standard C++98, C++TR1, C++11, ANSI C, ISO C, C99, C11, ed usa la versione 5.3 del Dinkumware's Standard C and Standard C++ libraries, mentre il compilatore a 32 bit usa la versione 5.01. Inoltre il nuovo compilatore usa la versione 1.5 delle Boost C++ libraries. Il vecchio compilatore a 32 bit non supporta la versione 1.5 delle Boost C++ libraries, ma la versione 1.39, e non supporta parte dello standard C++11.
Some compiler and Windows differences to be aware of (most of the time the compiler and RTL will take care of things for you unless you have platform specific code):
- 64-bit Windows Applications use the familiar Windows API
- Windows API calls must be 64-bit versions.
- Try blocks are supported in 64-bit Windows programs.
- A 64-bit Windows application can use a 32-bit Windows type library (as some 64-bit MS Office applications do).
- Cannot mix 32-bit and 64-bit code in the same process.
- DLLs, components, libraries, and packages require that you compile or install separate 32-bit Windows (design-time) and 64-bit Windows (run-time) versions if you want to use the Form Designer.
64-bit Windows is needed for OS extensions, shell extensions.
- The size of LRESULT, WPARAM, and LPARAM all expand to 64 bits, so message handlers will have to be checked for inappropriate casts.
- FIXED: Security fixes
- FIXED: Java applets sometimes caused text input to become unresponsive
- NEW: Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default
- NEW: The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
- NEW: Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented
- NEW: CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported
- HTML5: New element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties
- HTML5: Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen
- DEVELOPER: We've added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification
- DEVELOPER: Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector
- FIXED: Some users may experience a crash when moving bookmarks
- FIXED:Silverlight video may not play on some Macintosh hardware
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Rilasciata la versione 8.0 della libreria grafica Mesa 3D. Mesa 3D 8.0 implementa le API OpenGL 3.0 e la versione 1.30 di GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language). Le nuove funzionalità, che dipendono dall'hardware e dai driver utilizzati, sono le seguenti
- GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility (r300g, r600g)
- GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float (r600g)
- GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev (r600g)
- GL_ARB_texture_storage (gallium drivers and swrast)
- GL_EXT_packed_float (i965)
- GL_EXT_texture_array (r600g, i965)
- GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent (i965)
- GL_NV_fog_distance (all gallium drivers, nouveau classic)
- GL_NV_primitive_restart (r600g)
- GL_OES_EGL_image_external (gallium drivers)
- GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture (softpipe, llvmpipe)
- ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui (softpipe, r600g)
- Many updates to the VMware svga Gallium driver
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this is what is new in the Qt SDK:
- Fixes for Qt Creator 2.4 in a new 2.4.1 patch update
- Qt 4.8 for desktops delivering Qt Quick 1.1, Qt platform abstraction, Qt WebKit 2.2, and threaded OpenGL.
- More Qt Mobility examples for Nokia N9 and Symbian devices
- Ability to specify network proxy setting in the SDK Maintenance Tool
- Update to the Symbian Complementary Package introducing Analyze Tool plugin and new CODA 1.0.6 installation package
- An update to Notifications API improving the end user experience and fixing issues in the Nokia N9 implementation of the API.
Qt SDK 1.2 is available and provides:
- Qt Creator 2.4.1: offering improvements in the C++ and QML editors, such as syntax highlighting in QML, and improved static QML code checking features.
- Symbian target updates:
- Updated Nokia AnalyzeTool plug-in to take full advantage of Qt Creator 2.4.
- Added CODA 1.0.6 (on-device debugging) agent.
- Updated MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan target.
- Over 20 new Qt Mobility examples, which are now easily assessable from the Qt Creator welcome page.
The Qt SDK is available in the following versions and installation packages:
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- VC10 support has been introduced.
- VC8 support has been discontinued.
- Namespaces cleaned up.
- Extensions, Character Controller and Vehicle source code made available in binary distribution.
- Added x86,x64 suffix to PxTaskCUDA.dll
- Removed boolean return value from PxScene::addActor(…), and similar API calls.
- Added Mac OS X, Android and Linux to the list of supported platforms. See Supported Platforms below for details.
- Upgraded GPU tech to CUDA 4.
- Cleaned up a large number of warnings at C++ warning level 4, and set SDK to compile with warnings as errors.
- Removed individual sample executables in favor of SampleAllInOne from PC and console builds.
- Fixed alpha blending in samples.
- Simplified some code in samples.
- Improved ambient lighting in samples.
- Made samples work with older graphics cards.
- Renamed some XBOX 360 specific files and folders.
- Improved and added more content the user’s guide.
- No longer passing NULL pointers to user allocator to deallocate.
- Various improvements to Foundation and classes shared with APEX.
- Rigid Body: High performance alternative convex narrow phase code available to source licensees. See PERSISTENT_CONTACT_MANIFOLD in the code.
- Significant advancements in the continuous collision detection algorithm.
- Optimizations and robustness improvements for articulations.
- Added some helper code to the API.
- Added sleep code for articulations.
- Added support for vehicles with more than one chassis shape.
- Solver iteration count for articulations.
- Articulation limit padding configurable.
- The reference count of meshes does now take the application’s reference into acount as well and thus has increased by 1 (it used to count the number of objects referencing the mesh only). Note that a mesh does only get destroyed and removed from the list of meshes once the reference count reaches 0.
- Fixed autowake parameter sometimes being ignored.
- Constraint solver optimizations.
- Improved behavior of character controller on steep slopes.
- Binary serialization now saves names.
- Removed some descriptors from API.
- Removed the angular velocity term in the joint positional drive error formula.
- Fixed bug in capsule sweep versus mesh.
- Fixed a crash bug in the tire model.
- Fixed crashing of single link articulations.
- Fixed bug related to removing elements of an aggregate.
- Fixed swapped wheel graphs in sample vehicle.
- Fixed some slow moving bodies falling asleep in midair.
- Fixed missing collisions after a call to resetFiltering.
- Fixed broken autowake option in setAngularVelocity.
- Fixed D6 joint linear limits being uninitialized.
- A large number of misc. bug fixes and optimizations.
- Improved documentation and error messages associated with running out of narrow phase buffer blocks.
- Added articulation documentation.
- Expanded manual sections on joints.
- Improved reference doc for PxSceneQueryHitType.
- Added reference doc for PxSerializable.
- Particle index allocation removed from SDK. Added index allocation pool to extensions.
- Replaced GPU specific side band API PxPhysicsGpu and PxPhysics::getPhysicsGpu() with PxParticleGpu.
- Memory optimizations on all platforms and options to reduce memory usage according to use case with new per particle system flags:
- Fixed rare crash appearing with multi-threaded non-GPU particle systems and rigid bodies.
- Fixed particles leaking through triangle mesh geometry on GPU.
- Fixed fast particles tunneling through scene geometry in some cases.
- Fixed erroneous collision of particles with teleporting rigid shapes (setGlobalPose).
- Fixed particle sample behavior with some older GPU models.
- Fixed a GPU particle crash bug.
- A new solution for simulating cloth and clothing.
- Deformables are deprecated and will be removed in the next release. There is a new optimized solution for clothing simulation (see documentation on PxCloth for details).
This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Examples include:
- Cloud Updates. Fedora now includes a number of new and improved features to support cloud computing, includingHekaFS, a "cloud ready" version of GlusterFS, including additional auth*/crypto/multi-tenancy; pacemaker-cloud, application service high availability in a cloud environment; and IaaS implementations such as Aeolus andOpenStack.
- Virtualization. Once again Fedora raises the bar on virtualization support, including expanded virtual network support, an improved Spice for managing virtual machines, restored Xen support, a new virtual machine lock manager, and improved ability to browse guest file systems.
- System Boot. Fedora 16 introduces GRUB2, the long-awaited next-generation boot-loader for Linux. GRUB2 automatically recognizes other operating systems, supports LVM2 and LUKS partitions, and is more customizable than the previous version. In this release, only x86 systems with a BIOS uses GRUB2 by default. Work is ongoing for making GRUB2 the default for other architectures and systems.
- Services Management. Fedora 15 introduced the Systemd services management program. This release features better integration of Systemd via conversion to native systemd services from legacy init scripts in many software components -- for desktop users, this means faster boot times; for system administrators it means more powerful management of services.
- Desktop Updates. The two major desktop environments have been updated to the latest releases: KDE Software Compilation 4.7 and GNOME 3.1 development release. GNOME 3.2 is available in the updates testing repository, enabled by default in this release.
- System Accounts. Fedora now standardizes on login.defs as authority for UID/GID space allocation, and has moved boundary between system and user accounts from 500 to 1000 to match conventions followed by several other Linux distributions. Upgrading from a existing release will not be affected by this change and you can use kickstart to override this change during installation if necessary.
Oracle ha rilasciato JavaFX 2.0. L'annuncio è stato dato al JavaOne 2011 in corso a San Francisco, tre anni dopo la presentazione di JavaFX al JavaOne 2008, e due anni e mezzo dopo il rilascio della prima versione di JavaFX.
JavaFX è una famiglia di prodotti basati sulla tecnologia Java che consentono lo sviluppo di Rich Internet Application (RIA).
Oracle ha intenzione di continuare lo sviluppo della piattaforma JavaFX come un progetto open source che sia parte di OpenJDK. Il codice sorgente di JavaFX sarà rilasciato sotto licenza GPL v2 con l'eccezione Classpath, come per gli altri progetti in OpenJDK. JavaFX runtime e il SDK continueranno ad essere rilasciati sotto la Java binary code license.
Il download di JavaFX 2.0 è possibile da questa pagina per sistemi Windows. Il rilascio di JavaFX per Linux è stato pianificato per la fine del 2012.
La documentazione relativa a JavaFX 2.0 è disponibile a partire da questa pagina, in particolare la documentazione sulle API è disponibile a questo indirizzo.
The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:
- The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you're visiting
- Streamlined the look of the site identity block
- Added support for the latest draft version of WebSockets with a prefixed API
- Added support for EventSource / server-sent events
- Added support for window.matchMedia
- Added a new Web Developer menu item and moved development-related items into it
- Improved usability of the Web Console
- Improved the discoverability of Firefox Sync
- Reduced browser startup time when using Panorama
- Fixed several stability issues
- Fixed several security issues
Come anticipato Oracle ha rilasciato Java SE 7 (Java Standard Edition 7) a fine luglio. Java 7 è la prima versione di Java gestita interamente da Oracle, ed è stata accompagnata da vivaci polemiche. Download della nuova versione di Java (JDK e JRE) a partire da questa pagina.
Java SE 7 delivers:
- Language changes to help increase developer productivity and simplify common programming tasks by reducing the amount of code needed, clarifying syntax and making code easier to read. (JSR 334: Project Coin)
- A new multicore-ready API that enables developers to more easily decompose problems into tasks that can then be executed in parallel across arbitrary numbers of processor cores. (JSR 166: Fork/Join Framework)
- A comprehensive I/O interface for working with file systems that can access a wider array of file attributes and offer more information when errors occur. (JSR 203: NIO.2)
- New networking and security features
- Expanded support for internationalization, including Unicode 6.0 support
- Updated versions of numerous libraries
Il rilascio di Java 7 EE (Enterprise Edition) è previsto per il terzo trimestre del 2012.