Apache NetBeans 11.1 to be Available

New version supports Java SE, Java EE, PHP, JavaScript and Groovy; C\C++ support is planned to be implemented in one of the next releases
23 July 2019   1221

The Apache Software Foundation has introduced the Apache NetBeans 11.1 integrated development environment. This is the third release prepared by the Apache Foundation after the transfer of NetBeans code by Oracle and the first release after transferring the project from the incubator to the category of primary Apache projects. The release contains support for such programming languages as Java SE, Java EE, PHP, JavaScript and Groovy. The transfer of C / C ++ support from the code base transferred by Oracle is expected in one of the next releases.

  • Added support for Java EE 8 with the ability to build web applications using Maven or Gradle. 
  • Added support for new Java features.
  • Added examples for Gluon OpenJFX;
  • Improved support for Maven and Gradle build systems. 
  • Added the ability to use Graal.js, a JavaScript implementation based on GraalVM;
  • Implemented separation of caches with Truffle code between different debugging sessions;
  • Added syntax highlighting support for Kotlin code;
  • Implemented the ability to autocomplete code patterns in the Jade language;
  • Added PHP 7.4 support and updated PHP examples;
  • Improved performance on high pixel density (HiDPI) screens. The splash screen, tab delimiters and icons that are displayed at startup are adapted for HiDPI;
  • A transition to a new development cycle, involving the quarterly formation of new issues, has been completed.

Get more info at the official website.

Android-x86 9.0-r2 to be Rolled Out

This project's goal is a porting of the Andoid to the x86 achitecture, in another words, to launch Android apps on devices with x86 CPUs
23 January 2020   227

The developers of the Android-x86 project, within the framework of which an independent community is developing the Android platform port for the x86 architecture, have published the second test release of the assembly based on the Android 9 platform. The assembly includes corrections and additions that improve the performance of Android on the x86 architecture. Universal Live-builds of Android-x86 9 for x86 32-bit (725 Mb) and x86_64 (920 Mb) architectures suitable for use on standard laptops and tablet PCs are prepared for download. Additionally, rpm packages for installing the Android environment in Linux distributions have been prepared.

Compared with the first test release in Android-x86 9.0-r2, synchronization with the Android 9.0.0_r52 branch, updating the Linux kernel 4.19.95, Mesa 19.3.2 and the Taskbar 5.0.1 panel were noted.z

Get more at the release notes.