Acegi Security 1.0.1 released

As Ben Alex is travelling around Europe (lucky you!) I had the task of releasing the bug fix release 1.0.1, as many people were waiting for SEC-281, due to Acegi 1.0.0 requiring Spring 2.x and breaking under 1.2.x.

One of the differencies with previous releases is that this one does not provide signed jars, instead PGP signatures have been provided.

Check the detailed changelog. This release is a drop in replacement, so no upgrade steps are required.

It won’t be available through the normal Sourceforge download page (for now), the preferred method is through the Maven repository which contains the jars, javadocs and sources, with corresponding signatures.

The Acegi repository is mirrored to the central ibiblio repository, so you don’t need any extra configuration in your project.

You can still get the binary zip distribution and sources.

The Acegi web site provides additional information on Acegi Security’s features and access to online documentation.

And now back to the World Cup and the Formula 1 race ūüėČ

Spring and Maven relationship

Many of the Maven and Spring users out there have complained for looooong time about not having the latest Spring releases in the Maven repository at iBiblio, something that I personally solved every time there was a new release of Spring copying the jars in the repo, ensuring also that they are the official releases as it’s something used for a lot of people.

Then with Maven 2 the problem started to be the poms not being there, so as I like Spring I came with a parallel Maven 2 build that could be added to Spring CVS so we could build it with Maven 2 and thus having the right poms for Spring users. You can find this conversion in the Better Builds with Maven book, Ant to Maven migration chapter. The problem is that as new features are added into Spring, dependencies are updated,… things get out of sync pretty fast. So I kindly requested the Spring guys to add the poms to their CVS (as both Ant and Maven build can coexist) and let the community help improve them. The jira issue is SPR-1484, you can find there the latest poms i’ve been working with, and at spring/lib/readme.txt you can get the versions of dependencies used (although docs are not always up to date). If you want Spring to support the Maven 2 poms and make sure they are always up to date in sync with the releases you can vote for the issue SPR-1484.

Remember that we have now more than 11000 jars in the repo + more than 1500 project sources + more than 700 javadocs! keep doing this great job submitting them!

De vuelta en Espa√Īa

Volv√≠ esta semana a Coru√Īa, despu√©s de bastante tiempo fuera de Espa√Īa. Las cosas no parecen haber cambiado demasiado, un poco de fresquillo despu√©s de los d√≠as calurosos que me contaron del fin de semana.

Aparte de eso, me he dado cuenta de que conozco m√°s gente en este negocio (inform√°tica, open source, java,…) fuera de Espa√Īa que aqu√≠, lo que es un poco triste. No hay demasiada innovaci√≥n, yo dir√≠a que un mont√≥n de pol√≠tica en el medio en vez de razones t√©cnicas. Tambi√©n hay gente que cree que pueden hacer las cosas mejor e intentan inventar la rueda.

Algunas de las cosas que leo en espa√Īol son

  • Javahispano, con las noticias en el mundo Java. Por desgracia creo que un gran porcentaje son simplemente traducciones de noticias que se pueden encontrar antes en ingl√©s, con lo que pierden bastante inter√©s. Si tuviera m√°s tiempo me gustar√≠a echarles una mano, por lo menos de las noticias sobre Maven me entero r√°pido ;).
  • Rogelio Bernal de eListas, eGrupos y ZoomBlog. Otro que se ha tenido que ir a hacer las Am√©ricas y vive en el Silicon Valley. Parece un t√≠o majo que se lo curr√≥, ten√≠a que haberle hecho una visita cuando estuve por all√≠. La pr√≥xima vez ser√°.
  • Eduardo Pelegri de Sun y su Acuario sobre Glassfish. Tambi√©n por el Silicon Valley. Lo conoc√≠ en persona en JavaOne y est√° intentando posicionar Glassfish como una alternativa a los otros servidores de aplicaciones open source y creo que va en muy buen camino.
  • Martin Varsavsky, fundador de Jazztel, Ya.com, y ahora con FON. Al principio interesante para ver c√≥mo estuvo formando la empresa, consiguiendo capital, partners, etc. cada vez se hace m√°s aburrido porque te suelta el rollo publicitario FON en cada entrada. Y que si mi avi√≥n privado por aqu√≠, que si mi cena con Clinton por all√°,…

Otro día con más tiempo pondré algunos más.