MyEclipse Blue Edition Release Notes

MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1

Release Notes

February 1, 2013


  1. What's New in MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 - A Quick Flyover
  2. Additional Enhancement / Fix Details for 10.7.1
  3. Getting Help
  4. License and OSS Information

1. What's New in MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 - A Quick Flyover

MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 is the next generation of the MyEclipse Blue Edition IDE for enterprise Java and web developers working with the WebSphere 5, 6.x, 7, 8 and WebSphere 8.5 application server platforms.

Built on the Eclipse 3.7.2 (Indigo) and Genuitec Pulse Eclipse Management and Runtime Services platforms, MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 provides hundreds of new and improved code development, testing and deployment features.

As an affordable alternative to the Rational Application Developer, MyEclipe Blue Edition 10.7.1 focuses on improving developer productivity by simplifying the development lifecycle in the delivery of web, J2EE/JEE, JAX-RPC, JAX-WS, RESTful web services, XML, JSP , JSF, Struts, Ajax, EJB3/JPA, Spring, Hibernate, UML, enterprise reporting and database applications. MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 is supported on the Windows and Linux platforms.

Following are highlights of key new and improved features. For a more complete list of all MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 features and screenshots see the New and Noteworthy.

New Editors in 10.7.1

  • Working with connector projects is now easier with our new form based editor for the ra.xml connector configuration file.
  • Our web deployment descriptor editor for web.xml files has been rewritten from scratch to be easier to use, more complete and fully compatible with the Java EE 6 specification.

Improved RAD Enhancement & Project Support

  • Using the WebSphere Target Server property page, WebSphere runtime containers corresponding to configured WebSphere servers can easily be attached to JEE projects.
  • When enhancing RAD projects for use in MyEclipse, you can now point to servers and connectors which are already configured as opposed to having to point to a file system path. This makes enhanced projects less system dependent.

Hibernate 4.1

Hibernate 4.1 is now supported for both standalone Hibernate projects and as a JPA 2 provider in JPA applications.

New Server Support

You can now manage the following servers from within Blue. Debug and deploy applications to the following servers with ease:

  • WebSphere 8.5
      Completely supported, including the ability to deploy applications with the fast, new in-workspace mode.
  • WebSphere Community Edition 3.0
  • WebLogic 11 & 12
  • SpringSource tcServer
      While we haven't added a new connector, support for this server has been significantly enhanced and tested with the latest tcServer releases.

Spring 3.1 and Spring Web Flow 2.3

Create projects with Spring 3.1 / Spring Web Flow 2.3 libraries. Content assist and validation for the new schemata, annotations and classes are supported.

Add and Delete Database Rows

In the Edit table view, you now have the ability to add and delete table rows in addition to being able to edit fields in existing rows.

J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA)

MyEclipse Blue 10.1 introduces JCA project support. You can now create, deploy and test connector projects across all deployment modes to WebSphere 6.1 and above.

WebSphere Configuration Archives

A configuration archive (CAR) file can be used to clone an application server configuration from one instance of WebSphere to another instance. In Blue, for WebSphere 6.0 and above, configuration archives can be exported and imported from the Servers view. For best results, archives should be imported into new profiles.

ICEfaces 3

ICEfaces 3 capabilities can be added to JSF 2 projects to develop next gen AJAX applications. Our Visual Designers support ICEfaces 3, ICEfaces 2 and ICEfaces 1 components and tags while the source editors provide content assist and validation. With Java EE 6 projects, ICEMobile components are also supported to ease the development of enterprise Java applications for mobile devices.

Java EE 6

With MyEclipse 10, you can now take advantage of Java EE 6 features, such as:

  • Servlet 3.0
  • JSF 2.0
  • JPA 2.0
  • EJB 3.1
  • JAX-RS 1.1

Maven Updates

Our Maven support has been significantly enhanced with support for the following:

  • Flexible Maven project structures
  • Maven based EAR projects
  • Multi-module Maven projects
  • Maven 3.0
Traditional Maven projects can now be imported into MyEclipse with ease; little to no post-import configuration is required.

Bling Support

Since MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.1, you can now add the MyEclipse for Spring feature to your installation from the configuration center's Dashboard tab to easily create a MyElipse Bling installation that allows you to take advantage of extensive Spring tools and scaffolding for your WebSphere applications. Please note that continued use of the Spring functionality will require an upgrade to a MyEclipse Bling license.

EJB Deploy

The EJB Deploy tool can now be used for EAR or EJB projects which are to be deployed to WebSphere 6.1 and up. This allows you to turn off the EJB deploy step during deployment resulting in a much faster deployment experience. Run the EJB Deploy manually only when required.

Instant Deployment (Experimental)

This new mode can be used to deploy projects in a few seconds by pointing WebSphere to the project that exists in your workspace as opposed to using a production-quality deployment that includes copying your application out to WebSphere. Synchronization of resources and code is handled by WebSphere directly. This mode is most appropriate for rapid application evolution while debugging.

Extended Application Client Project Support

  • Support for ACP versions 1.4, 5 and 6
  • Supports client creation against EJB 2.1, 3.0 and 3.1
  • Supports WebSphere 6.1, 7 and 8
  • Advanced application-client.xml editor
  • Better integration into the MyEclipse project model and deployment engine

Extended DB2 Support

CRUD support for DB2 stored procedures, user defined functions and triggers.

EJB Deployment Descriptor Editor

The EJB Deployment Descriptor editor allows you to easily edit EJB deployment descriptor files (ejb-jar.xml) via a form based editor. EJB versions 2.1 and above are currently supported.

WebSphere Portal Server 7 and WebSphere 8

Start, stop and deploy applications to WebSphere Portal Server 7 and WebSphere 8.

64-bit Windows support

A 64-bit version of MyEclipse is now available for users running 64-bit Windows. To install this version, choose 64-bit when prompted by the offline installer, or install a 64-bit version of Pulse and when provisioning MyEclipse Blue 10.7.1, choose 64-bit.

Note: Due to technical constraints, the 64-bit version of MyEclipse on Windows will not include Visual Designers, the REST Explorer and JavaScript debugging. These features will be re-introduced in subsequent releases. Users can always choose to provision a 32-bit version of MyEclipse, even on 64-bit systems to retain access to all features.

2. Recent Enhancements and Fixes

Additional details for enhancements and bug fixes for MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 are identified in the following summary.

NOTE: Not all enhancements and fixes that went into MyEclipse are listed below. We try and cull the list down to ones that were reported in the forums to help visibility of fixes for effected customers. Internally we track 100s of fixes against any given release.

Work Completed in MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1

IDEnhancements and FixesNotes
23221Issue with JDK for server connectors in MacSee link for details
21977Configure Tomcat server with just JRE instead of JDKSee link for details
21894Empty buttons on Installation Details screen
23530[Hibernate] Add hibernate mapping annotations to pojo is disabled for hibernate 3.2 and spring project
22775[Hibernate] Derby dialect not listed, when using Hibernate 4.1
21736[Hibernate] Incorrect hibernate version reported on the hibernate mapping file
22415[Hibernate] ME generating deprecated code for Hibernate 4.1 SessionFactory classSee link for details
22397Reverse Engineering wizard for Hibernate 4 UI errorSee link for details
21131[JSF] XHTML template for JSF 2.0 should use <h:head>link for details
22109Validator: JSP Tag Attribute Default to rtexprvalue=falseSee link for details
22228Maven pom validator shows error for valid filter line if path contains profile defined propertySee link for details
23291Importing existing maven projects - "Path for project must have only one segment" errorSee link for details
22634[Maven] Excetions are thrown if equals to ${basedir}
22633[Maven] M2E discovery site property page is hidden
22110[Maven] Files get deployed to root folder of the serverSee link for details
21130[RAD] NPE during imported project container initialization
15844[Reports] "New Report" wizard title is missing when opened from Cheat sheets view and from the tool bar
8245[MER] MyEclipse JDBC data source property page shown incorrectly
21242[Spring] Spring 3.1 DAOs use deprecated code
22137[WAS8] WebSphere 8 32-bit fails to start on Windows 7 64-bit if run a serviceSee link for details
22067[WAS] Contents of WAS runtime containers are being deployed for web projects

3. Getting Help

MyEclipse provides the following free technical support resources:

Commercial support options are also available from Genuitec.

4. License and OSS Information

MyEclipse Blue Edition 10.7.1 is a product of Genuitec, LLC and released under the Genuitec End User License (GEULA). This product includes open source modules. To view a list of the open source modules and their individual licenses see <install commons directory>com.genuitec.myeclipse.product/LICENSE directory. Click this link to access the public open source code used in MyEclipse.

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