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The Eclipse Foundation is set to become the new steward of enterprise Java, taking over from Oracle, which no longer wants to manage Java EE.As part of the adoption, Java EE will likely get a new name, something Oracle recommended in its proposal to have a foundation adopt Java EE.[ Learn whatrsquo;s new in Java EE 8. |  Keep track of whatrsquo;s changed in Java SE 9 in InfoWorldrsquo;s live changelog, “Whatrsquo;s new in Java 9.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]A month ago, Oracle said it would end its stewardship role of Java EE and turn it over to an open source foundation.

Following consultations with Java partners such as IBM and Red Hat and after meeting with several foundations, Oracle has settled on an organization that has had a long history in Java development: the Eclipse Foundation. Eciipse created its popular Eclipse IDE and managed multiple other Java technologies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Red Hatrsquo;s Project Atomic is an opinionated way to run Linux containers.

The Atomic Host operating system comes with Docker (containers), Flannel (networking), OSTree (host management), Etcd (distributed key-value store), and Kubernetes (orchestration) already installed. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
Now that Oracle wants to turn over leadership of enterprise Javarsquo;s (Java EErsquo;s) development to a still-unnamed open source foundation, might the same thing happen with the standard edition of Java (Java SE) that Oracle also controls? Such a move could produce substantial benefits.

But it does not seem unlikely, at least at the moment.Oracle said it has no plans to make such a move.

But the potential fruits of a such a move are undeniable.[ Keep track of whatrsquo;s changed in Java 9 in InfoWorldrsquo;s live changelog, “Whatrsquo;s new in Java 9.” | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]If Oracle steps aside, therersquo;s more room for many others For one, a loosening of Oraclersquo;s control could entice other contributors to Java to participate more. Java development has had other participants, including IBM, Red Hat, and SAP.

But with the current Oracle-dominated setup, other companies and individuals could be reluctant to contribute a lot if they see it as benefiting a major software industry providermdash;and possible rivalmdash;like Oracle.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Companies that need to deliver applications quickly and efficiently — and today, what company doesnrsquo;t need to do this?— are turning to Linux containers. What they are also finding is that once they get past the “letrsquo;s see how these container things workrdquo; stage, they are going to end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places.Linux container technology is not new, but it has increased in popularity due to factors including the innovative packaging format (now Open Container Initiative (OCI) format) originally invented by Docker, as well as the competitive requirement for continual development and deployment of new applications.
In a May 2016 Forrester study commissioned by Red Hat, 48 percent of respondents said they were already using containers in development, a figure projected to rise to 53 percent this year. Only one-fifth of respondents said that they wouldnrsquo;t leverage containers in development processes in 2017.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Companies that need to deliver applications quickly and efficientlymdash;and today, what company doesnrsquo;t need to do this?— are turning to Linux containers. What they are also finding is that once they get past the “letrsquo;s see how these container things workrdquo; stage, they are going to end up with a lot of containers running in a lot of different places.Linux container technology is not new, but it has increased in popularity due to factors including the innovative packaging format (now Open Container Initiative (OCI) format) originally invented by Docker, as well as the competitive requirement for continual development and deployment of new applications.
In a May 2016 Forrester study commissioned by Red Hat, 48 percent of respondents said they were already using containers in development, a figure projected to rise to 53 percent this year. Only one-fifth of respondents said that they wouldnrsquo;t leverage containers in development processes in 2017.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Open Shortest Path First(OSPF)protocol implementations may improperly determine Link State Advertisement(LSA)recency for LSAs with MaxSequenceNumber.

Attackers with the ability to transmit messages from a routing domain router may send specially crafted OSPF messages to poison routing tables within the domain.
Red Hatrsquo;s ongoing experiments with making its Linux distributions more modular and flexible have yielded a new sub-distribution of Fedora.Dubbed Fedora Boltron Server, the new prototype server project uses the various modularity technologies that Red Hat has been building into Fedora.
Its goal is a Linux distribution in which multiple versions of the same system components can live and work side-by-side, non-destructively.One of the problems Red Hat has cited with a traditional Linux distribution is that versions of the software packages shipped with the distro are typically tied to the revision of the distro itself.
If you want to reliably upgrade one package, you must reliably upgrade all of its dependencies. However, in some situations, the user might need a heterogenous mix of product versions that might not be supported.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The state of Java 9

Java 9 Standard Edition should bring big benefits to developersmdash;as soon as it actually arrives.The planned update to the popular enterprise language and platform is set to offer a world of new capabilities.

Among these are modularity, an experimental version of ahead-of-time compilation, and a REPL (read-eval-print-loop).

But the release keeps getting stalled by the major overhaul required for modularization.[ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Already delayed several times before (it was set to arrive in September 2016 at one point), the upgrade is now due as Java Development Kit 9 in September 2017.

The release has been mired in disagreements pitting Java steward Oracle against major Java participants such as Red Hat and IBM over whether modularization is on the right track.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Java 9 wonrsquo;t be released on July 27 after all.Oracle has proposed that Java 9 Standard Edition be delayed until September so the open source community that is finalizing Java 9 can address the ongoing controversy over a planned but later rejected approach to modularity, said Georges Saab, vice president of software development in the Java platform group at Oracle and chairman of the OpenJDK governing board.[ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]The Java Platform Module System, a key capability of Java Development Kit 9 and the subject of Java Specification Request (JSR) 376, failed in a vote by the Java executive committee earlier this month.
IBM, Red Hat, and Twitter, among others, voted against the plan, because they believed it would be too disruptive to developers and would fragment the Java community.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Beta release of Red Hat's flagship Linux platform adds support for Network Bound Disk Encryption and the USBGuard software framework, providing improved security.
It's been a long time in the works, but a memory management featurenbsp;intended to give machine learning or other GPU-powered applications anbsp;major performance boostnbsp;is close to making it into one of the next revisions of the kernel.Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a devicersquo;s drivernbsp;to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jeacute;rocirc;me Glissenbsp;explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything.
It also doesn't violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
A Java modularity specification failed to pass in a vote by Java executive committee members, leaving the future of the technology in question. The issue could hold up the planned July 27 release of Java 9, which is slated to include modularity.Balloting on Java Specification Request 376 was completed on Monday.

The modular plan for Java, intended to make it easier to scale the platform, has been opposed by companies including Red Hat and IBM. Red Hat, in particular, questioned many parts of the plan, including raising issues about potential application compatibility problems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here