Feeds

Google web toolkit upgrade due Q1

JBoss to support GWT

High performance access to file storage

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. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts
Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed
Windows 7 making some gains on XP Death Day
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support
Gov't IT likened to 'a Model T with a lot of things on top of it'
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.