Get a great Linux dedicated server for less than $4 a day!
Share on Twitter
Feb. 7, 2011
After more than two long years of constant developement, changes, last-minute modifications and many improvements,
Debian Squeeze version 6.0 has finally been released today. This new kernel release comes with many updates and new
features, and it includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the Debian GNOME, Xfce and the LXDE desktop environment.
Debian's new release of its operating system also features some new server applications, numerous updated software
packages, about 10,420 new packages like the new Chromium browser, server monitoring solution Icinga and a bit more.
Debian 6.0 (dubbed 'Squeeze') introduces a few technical previews of two new ports to the Linux kernel of the FreeBSD
project using the known Debian/GNU userland: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD for the 32-bit PC (kfreebsd-i386) and the 64-bit PC
These ports are the first ones ever to be included in a new Debian release which are not based on the Linux kernel. The
support of common server software is strong and combines the existing features of Linux-based Debian versions with the
unique features known from the BSD world. But for this release these new ports are limited.
For example, some advanced desktop features are not yet supported. Another first is the completely free Linux kernel,
which no longer contains problematic firmware files. These were split out into separate packages and moved out of the
Debian main archive into the non-free area of our archive, which is not enabled by default.
In that manner Debian users have the possibility of running a completely new and free operating system, but may still
choose to use non-free firmware files if necessary. Firmware files needed during the initial installation may be loaded
by the installation system. Special CD images and tarballs for USB-based installations are available as well.
More information about this may be found in the Debian Firmware wiki page.
Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" introduces a dependency-based boot system, making system reboots faster and more robust due to
parallel execution of boot scripts and correct dependency tracking between them. Various other changes make Debian more
suitable for small form factor notebooks as well, like the introduction of the KDE Plasma Netbook shell."
Linux system integrator and open source vendor Red Hat is updating its JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform with its
new 5.1 version. The news follow the 5.0 release which came out in June of 2010, and provides several new enhancements
to help large businesses with workflow and open source application management.
The new Site Publisher add-on
technology was included as a technical preview in the 5.0 portal release and with 5.1 is now a fully supported technology.
With the new capabilities, Red Hat is aiming to further improve portal usability for enterprise users.
The Site Publisher technology has its roots in an open source effort led by web content manager vendor eXo.
"What we do at Red Hat is we take the eXo project and bring it in-house and put it through our productization process,"
said Jason Andersen, senior product manager at Red Hat. "We make sure everything works correctly, get the performance
in line, get the documentation work done and then we bring it to market as a Red Hat product."
Andersen explained that Site Publisher is all about the idea of authoring content. He noted that with the Enterprise
Portal Platform, users previously could have taken content and wrapped it up into a portlet. In contrast, Site Publisher
provides a business user author interface that easily enables users to author content and then upload it to the portal.
"What it also gives us the ability to do is to have a lot of richness around how content is presented on the page,"
Anderson noted that new page templates in Site Publisher make it easier for enterprise users to understand and
format content. Additionally, Anderson said that in Enterprise Portal Platform 5.1, Red Hat has provided enhanced
enterprise features for Site Publisher over what had been in the 5.0 release.
"There is a much better set of capabilities around internationalization and handling translated content," Andersen
The 5.1 release also includes a new technical preview of a content staging feature. Andersen noted that a challenge
with embedded web content management systems is that users are often working on a piece of content that is live on the
The content staging feature enables a new workflow process that can isolate content for approval before it goes live.
Another key area for enteprise technology users today is with mobile access. Anderson said that Red Hat has partnerships
in place for the mobile enablement of Enterprise Portal Platform. Just don't expect an iPhone or Android app from Red
Hat directly though, as that will certainly have to take more time.
"We're not specifically building those applications, it's more of a partnership and certification process for now,"
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) integrates the powerful JBoss Seam Framework which offers a wide set of
Java Annotations that enable app developers to enhance their existing POJOs with the Web application and middleware
services they need.
The use of Java Annotations focuses application developers on business logic rather than enterprise Java boilerplate
code, greatly improving productivity and streamlining the development, compilation, and deployment cycles altogether.
JBoss Seam is an application framework that complements and extends the EJB 3, JSF and RichFaces component models by
providing declarative application state management for all Java components. JBoss Seam components are stateful and
contextual, with a well-defined container-managed lifecycle.
That approach helps solve an entire class of software bugs and performance problems that plague Internet applications
that manage state manually.
JBoss Seam fully integrates JBoss jBPM into this state management architecture, making it easier than ever to write
applications with complex workflows and user interactions.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) is a Web application framework for developing feature-rich user interfaces. Part of the Java
EE 5 specification, JSF provides a standard for building dynamic, server side user interfaces.
By clearly defining a separation between application logic and presentation, JSF makes it easy for developers to connect the presentation
layer to the application code.
JBoss EAP provides full support for JSF and includes RichFaces, a rich component library for JSF and advanced
framework for easily integrating AJAX capabilities into business applications. RichFaces components come ready to use
out-of-the-box, so applications developers can save time creating Web applications that provide a greatly improved user
RichFaces includes strong support for the skinnability of JSF applications. RichFaces also takes full advantage of
the benefits of the JSF framework including lifecycle, validation, and conversion facilities, along with the management
of static and dynamic resources.
Get a great Linux dedicated server for less than $4 a day!
Share on Twitter
All logos, trade marks or service marks on this website are the property of their respective
companies or owners.
Linux News Today.org is read by over 450,000 people involved in the field of Linux application development,
professional Web hosting services, Linux
security, Linux Web development, etc.
Inquire about our reasonable advertising rates
on our news website. One of our advertising representatives will be in touch with you. Simply email us to learn
about our ad rates and how we can help drive relevant traffic to your website. Advertising space is limited.