Thursday Nov 12, 2009

GlassFish v3 Prelude Rolls Out Update Center Toolkit 2.2 Update 2

GlassFish v3 Prelude is the highest volume adopter of Update Center and the pkg(5) system on multiple OS platforms, but has been running with an older version of the Update Center Toolkit (2.0) since Prelude shipped a year ago.  Last week the GlassFish team pushed Update Center Toolkit 2.2 Update 2 to the Prelude repositories and we are starting to see significant uptake. With UC 2.2 Update 2 customers will see a more streamlined update experience as well as a number of other improvements.

In addition to updating the UC toolkit packages the Prelude team upgraded their repository runtimes resulting in an improved web UI for their repositories.


Tuesday Sep 29, 2009

2.4 Release Planning

As the Update Center Toolkit team wraps up the development of the 2.3 release, planning for the 2.4 release has started. There is now a 2.4 planning page on our development wiki with a draft schedule and ideas about major themes and features. If as a user you would like to provide input to this planning process, that input would be most welcome. Just send email to dev@updatecenter.dev.java.net.

One of the big changes that will be in 2.4 is the version of pkg(5) that will be shipped with OpenSolaris 2010.02, which includes changes in the way that the meta data is stored for an image.  These changes are expected to have a big improvement on performance along with better update planning through the SAT solver feature.

If you have filed issues against the toolkit and would like to express the need to have the issue resolved, please update the issue with that information on Issue Tracker. We will take that information into consideration when planning the next release.


Friday Jul 24, 2009

Update Center Toolkit 2.3 Build 33 Available

The Update Center 2 development team is pleased to announce the availability of build 33 (download) of the Update Center Toolkit. This is the third development build for the 2.3 release that is targeted for delivery later this year.  This build resolves 27 issues and contains 8 enhancements beyond the previous build.  

Included in this build are better support for non-default users in makepkgs, a new source column in list of components displayed by the Software Update GUI, fixes to various display problems with the Update Tool GUI, improved support for Windows 7, and the ability to view only recent versions (instead of all versions) of a package in the Update Tool GUI.  There are many other fixes and enhancements that can be seen at the link above.

Monday Jun 08, 2009

New Software Update GUI

The recent release of Update Center 2.2 included a new Software Update GUI:

Update Center Software Update Interface

For details about this new feature visit Chris Kasso's blog.

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