Feeds

Google web toolkit upgrade due Q1

JBoss to support GWT

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

Google has pinned-down release plans for the next update to its Web Toolkit (GWT), stating version 1.6 is on target for a Q1 2009 debut.

"As with any development work, its hard to exactly predict when things will land, so we've stayed away from specific dates and releases past the next one," wrote Andrew Bowers on the GWT blog.

GWT is Google's tool to quickly cross-compile and optimize Java code as JavaScript for use in different browsers.

Release 1.6 will include a new compiled file deployment structure, a switch from Tomcat to Jetty hosted mode server, uniform event handlers, as well as string and compiler performance improvements.

Alex Moffat, chief engineer at the business process management firm - and GWT user - Lombardi Software told El Reg he's mostly interested in GWT 1.6's string performance and compiler improvements.

However, Moffat said he's disappointed to see GWT's in-browser hosted mode has been moved to a "post 1.6" feature on Google's roadmap. The feature, which lets developers debug their apps within a web browser rather than GWT, was originally slated for version 1.5 and then 1.6 until Google's latest development update.

JBoss to support GWT

Meanwhile, Red Hat announced it has signed Google's corporate contributor agreement and will adopt GWT as a "core part" of JBoss Middleware.

"The world doesn't need another Java framework for developing rich AJAX apps. So we've decided to go with what we think is a real leader - Google Web Toolkit," wrote Rich Sharples, director of product management at JBoss Application Platform.

The company said it will provide support for GWT as part of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform subscription in the coming months. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
'People have forgotten just how late the first iPhone arrived ...'
Plus: 'Google's IDEALISM is an injudicious justification for inappropriate biz practices'
Mathematica hits the Web
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!
Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.