VirtualBox: 1.6.2 released, JAX-WS interface

1.6.2 released

VirtualBox 1.6.2 now available for download. There are fixes to some critical bugs, and performance work in a few areas; as usual the Changelog has the details. And among those changes, the new improved icon!

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Controlling VirtualBox via JAX-WS

Here's something that really caught our eye. Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote a very interesting blog entry about how to control VirtualBox via its new web services management interface using JAX-WS. Since all the VirtualBox interfaces are specified in an XML format IDL, many different interface styles are possible, so he wrote a Groovy script to create the Java classes from that IDL. The resulting interface has better type safety and is more natural for Java programmers. You can find the various references to all the code he created - including the Groovy script, and the Javadoc for the API - by following the links in his blog.

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Thanks goodness for the new icon! - the previous S curved effort was embarrassingly awful, and didn't to it justice with the quality of the app. 1.6.2 is a big improvement usability wise. Congrats!

Posted by Glynn Foster on June 09, 2008 at 09:57 AM PDT #

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