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This is a summary page of all New & Noteworthy for 4.1.1.CR1, 4.1.1.Beta1, 4.1.1.Alpha2 and 4.1.1.Alpha1

What's New in 4.1.1.Final


Archive of 'rar' type

Now, the Arquillian Generate Deployment method can create archives of the type 'rar'.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-14779

Missing Deployment method quick fix

There is a quick fix for the "Missing Deployment method" issue.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-14527

Generate Deployment method on abstract classes

The Generate Deployment method can be created within an abstract class.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-14527


Hybrid Mobile (Cordova) Tools

Export Native Platform Project Wizard

Exports Hybrid Mobile projects as XCode or Android projects.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-13651

Export Mobile Application Wizard

Sister wizard to the Export Native Platform Project Wizard. Export Mobile Application Wizard creates compiled binary for running on the targeted platform(s).

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15197

Cordova Plug-in Discovery Wizard

Discover and install Cordova Plug-ins from a registry to your Hybrid Mobile projects. Wizard also enables installation of plug-ins via a Git repository or from a directory.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-13647

Project Explorer extensions for Cordova Plug-ins

Extends the Project Explorer so that installed Cordova Plug-ins are visible, enables easy installation and removal of Cordova Plugins. Also enables the properties view for installed Cordova Plug-ins.



Error Logging

BrowserSim and CordovaSim now log their runtime errors to the Error Log. This should help if something goes wrong.

Error Logging

Related JIRAs: JBIDE-15293, JBIDE-15165

Cordova 3 support in CordovaSim

CordovaSim is moved to the simulation of Cordova 3 projects. Now it is able to simulate the environment of Cordova 3.1, multiple version support is in our plans for JBoss Tools 4.2.0.

CordovaSim running Cordova 3 Application

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15302

Simulation of Touch Events

BrowserSim and CordovaSim got touch events simulation. It gives the ability to simulate touchstart, touchend and touchmove events as if the device is touched with a finger.

Touch Events Simulation

Touch Events Simulation

The simulation is disabled by default. You should use the context menu to enable it:

Enable Touch Events

Related JIRA: JBIDE-12192

InAppBrowser plugin support in CordovaSim

Now CordovaSim is able to simulate the inAppBrowser API. The InAppBrowser is a web browser view that displays when calling window.open(). The InAppBrowser window behaves like a standard web browser, and cannot access Cordova APIs.

CordovaSim running InAppBrowser example from PhoneGap API Documentation

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15512

ChildBrowser plugin support in CordovaSim

Now CordovaSim has ChildBrowser plugin support. ChildBrowser plugin is considered to be deprecated (InAppBrowser is an up-to-date substitution), nevertheless it’s one of the most popular plugins overall.

CordovaSim running Twitter OAuth example using ChildBrowser API

Related JIRA: JBIDE-13743

Forge Tools

New Embedded Forge 1 Runtime

The embedded runtime is now Forge 1.4.3.Final!


Experimental Forge 2 Support

Good news related to the Forge2 support. The included runtime is now Forge 2.0.0.Beta3. Bring up the pop up with possible commands using the Cmd+5 key combination.


JBoss Central

JDK 7u40 compatibility

Both Oracle JDK and OpenJDK 1.7 update 40 have a known issue when creating temporary files (see http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=8025128 and https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8025128), preventing JBoss Central from fetching informations and remote project examples.

We fixed JBoss Central to work around this issue but you may still encounter difficulties with other IDE tools (m2e, p2, subclipse…​). If this is the case, use an alternative version of Java developer kit 1.7 before or after update 40 (fixed in 1.8 and set to be included in 1.7 update 45).

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15494

JST / JSF / HTML Editor

HTML Editor

Content assist for filenames in HTML

Content assist (Ctrl+Space) now works for file names in the following HTML tags:

  • <script src="*.js">

  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="*.css">

  • <img src="image files">

  • <video src="video files">

  • <audio src="audio files">

  • <source src="video or audio depending on the parent element">

  • <a href="HTML files">

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15384

Properties view for HTML elements

Properties view for HTML now supports multiple categories of properties. For example HTML image now has two categories: Often used and Advanced HTML. jQuery Mobile elements have three categories: Often used, Advanced jQuery and Advanced HTML:

Related JIRA: JBIDE-14591

HTML Editor

Content assist for AngularJS

Content assist (Ctrl+Space) is now available for AngularJS ng-* and data-ng-* attributes in HTML:


ng class ca

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15378

When hyperlink is detected for references to missing resources new Hyperlink Detector offers to create new file. There are two options either just create empty file or start specific New Wizard found by file extension.


New Hyperlink Detector supports files with extensions: ".js", ".css", ".jsp", ".htm", ".html" and ".xhtml".

If 'Use New Wizard' is selected corresponding wizard started with file name matching the missing file name and you can continue to select template for default content in new file.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-15348


Bug fixes

This release of JBoss Tools LiveReload fixes 2 issues reported and fixed with the help of a community member, Pei-Tang Huang:

  • When using LiveReload embedded proxy to preview local files with non UTF-8 characters (such as CJK characters), the returned content would contain '?' characters instead of the expected ones. From now, the embedded LiveReload proxy relies on the Eclipse settings applied on the file (or at the project or workspace level) to read the content.

  • As a side effect, when accessing workspace files with special characters, the value of the "Content-Length" header in the HTTP response was not correctly calculated and Chrome would simply not process the response body, eventually leaving the user with a blank page.

Related JIRAs: JBIDE-15317, JBIDE-15430

Asciidoc support

This release of JBoss Tools LiveReload brings support for Asciidoc files (.adoc and .asciidoc). Using a basic Text Editor in combination with the LiveReload tooling and the Asciidoctor.js Chrome extension and FireFox add-on, users will now have instant reload of their documentation in their browser !

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15506


Application Wizard

Create applications with your own source

You can create a new application with your very own source code since JBoss Tools 4.0.

use your own source code

There are openshift quickstarts that require long timeouts because the size of the source code being checked out is very large. Another frequent requirement is that embedded (add-on) cartridges have to be present when the application is created. Adding the cartridges in a 2nd step wont help; the initial application build fails. It was not possible, for example, to create the OpenShift wordpress quickstart at https://github.com/openshift/wordpress-example within JBoss Tools. The update to 4.1.1.Alpha1 fixed this.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15261

OpenShift java client

Embeddables cartridges at application creation time

The openshift-java-client now allows you to provide embeddable cartridges when you create an application. Previously these could only get added once the application was ready. This might be required when you use your own application template source.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15262

Specific timeouts

The openshift-java-client now allows you to use a specific timeout in your operation. This is useful if you know that it takes much longer to create your application with your custom source than it takes for the default. Previously you had to increase the global timeout.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-14366

Tail Log Files

OpenShift Java Client

When looking at the log files in your OpenShift application the tooling allows you to provide your very own settings. In Alpha2 we now store these personalized options on a per-application basis. This frees you from re-providing them.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15389

Application Wizard

Multiple Domains

OpenShift now allows you to have several domains. You may own multiple domains if you are on Silver Plan. But it’s also possible to get access to other peoples domains. JBoss Tools now supports these setups and lets you choose the domain you’re creating an application for.

application wizard manage domain

The OpenShift Explorer now shows a domain-node.

multi domain in explorer

And we offer you a wizard to create, rename and delete your domains.

domain wizard

Related JIRA: JBIDE-12574

Environment Variables

Environment varibales in OpenShift allow you to easily customize your application at runtime. JBoss Tools allows you to provide environment variables when creating an application.

application wizard env variables
application wizard env variables

Existing applications may also have their environment variables modified.

edit environment variables

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15597

Tail Files

Tail files for scaled applications

In Beta1 we now allow you to inspect the log files on all gears of a scalable application. When executing "Tail Files…​" we’ll show you the number of gears that an application is running on.

tail log files multiple gears

We’ll then open a separate console for each of them and allow you to inspect all logs.

multiple consoles

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15484

Embedding Cartridges

Warn on incompatible cartridges

In Beta1 we start to warn you when you try to embed an incompatible cartridge. We’ll prmpt you with a warning that the non-scalable phpmyadmin cartridge cannot get added to a scalable application.

tail log files multiple gears


Remote request Timeout

There is now a preference available to set the timeout used when waiting for OpenShift requests to complete. We’re using a default of 120 seconds (2 minutes) if no preference value (0) is provided. You can try raise this value if you are getting time out errors when using OpenShift.

openshift client timeout

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15905

Web Services Tools

Bug fixes

A few bugs were fixed in the JAX-RS Tooling for this version of the Web Services component. In particular:

  • If a Web application contained 2 JAX-RS Application definition (in Java classes and/or as a declaration in the deployment descriptor), a warning on both elements would be set. But if the user removed one of those elements to fix the problem, the warning on the other element would remain. This is now fixed, the warning on the remaining is also removed.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-12860

  • When refactoring an annotation (such as a custom CDI qualifier), the JAX-RS Tooling would complain if the @Target was incorrect, even though the annotation was not related to JAX-RS. This is now fixed, the JAX-RS tooling checks that an @HttpMethod meta-annotation is set on the user’s annotation to validate it.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15508

  • If a Web application contained 2 JAX-RS Application definition (in Java classes and/or as a declaration in the deployment descriptor), there would be 2 warnings on each of those elements. This is now fixed, and only 1 warning will appear on each element.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-15504

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