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DZone Daily Dose - 2009/12/3

12.02.2009
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It seemed like Apple was ready to annihilate Psystar's business a few weeks ago. The Mac Clone maker has been bankrupt for some time and last month a judge ruled in favor of Apple's copyright infringement case. In a surprise move, Apple recently called for a truce with Psystar, agreeing to settle the lawsuit and leave Psystar in business. Apple even said it would let Psystar finish the appeals process before paying damages. The settlement includes at least $2.7 million in damages and legal costs. However, Apple reserves the right to refile charges again because of a separate filing.

The JSR-316 (Java EE 6) spec was just ratified by the JCP and an implementation will arrive in about two weeks - just in time for the holiday season! You can thank Red Hat for finishing its present to the Java community after three years of deliberations. The spec passed by a vote of 12 to 1. The dissent came from Apache. It appears that they are still mad at Sun for the dispute over a TCK for Harmony. Check out DZone's interview with Red Hat's Gavin King, the specification lead.

Nokia, the company that loves filing lawsuits, is suing 11 companies including Samsung, Sharp, and LG. The Mobile company says the companies conspired to fix prices on LCD displays. Several years ago, many of the companies Nokia is now suing were fined by the US Justice department for price fixing. Nokia is interested in discussing compensation outside of the courts. They haven't named any figures, but they are expected to ask for large sums of money.

SpringSource decided to publish one more release candidate of the Spring 3.0 framework before the GA release. Spring 3.0 RC3 features extended <mvc.*> functionality and start up/shut down revisions. Spring 3.0 is now waiting for integration test feedback from developers. The announcement in the SpringSource blog says Spring 3.0 will go GA in mid December, but no date has been confirmed.

Geertjan Wielenga's Javalobby post "How to Split an Application into Modules" is the top link on DZone in the last 24 hours. There's no one right way to split an application into modules, but this article shows you some of the best ways.