Monday, March 21, 2011

RHQ tab sweep

We had a productive time since last tab sweep and released a third developer preview of RHQ, as well as RHQ 4.0.0 Beta 1. Please give the beta a try and report issues, as well as file feature requests.

The JBoss developers webinars series had a session about RHQ. The recording is available on Vimeo.

Ian Springer has answered the forums post about "JBoss AS 5.1 and RHQ"


As you probably know, RHQ team is hanging out on IRC in irc:// If your access to IRC is blocked for whatever reasons, you can still try to use the web front end to join us.

Blog postings

I've written: An explanation of metrics and their per minute counterparts

Mazz has written two blog posts: Alerting and Remote Script Execution and an update on Bundle provisioning with RHQ both with flash demos.

Speaking of Bundles, John Sanda has created a bundle receipt for deploying JBossAS.

Lukáš Krejčí has written about running CLI scripts as alert notifications. This feature made it into RHQ 4 beta 1.

Jay Shaughnessy has written a hint about regular expression evaluation in GWT.

Developer mailing list (subscribe here)

We had some discussions about a new Auditing subsystem (this would be a great topic to start RHQ hacking, as this can be (mostly) done in great isolation to the existing code base.

Another discussion went around the new Summary/Activity pages for groups and about displaying recent package history and bundle deployments on those.


Monday, March 14, 2011

RHQ 4 beta 1 available

Last week the first beta version of RHQ 4 has been made available. This beta is the first large milestone towards a RHQ 4 release later this year. The bigest part of the UI has been transitioned to GWT and is now in a state for serious testing.

One new cool feature made it in to the beta (since the last DP3 release): there is now an alert sender that can run CLI scripts when an alert has fired.

Check the release notes page which also contains the link to the downloads.

As always: please give us feedback!

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