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Subject svn commit: r1798500 - /cayenne/site/cms/trunk/content/2017/06/cayenne-40B1-released.mdtext
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:24:40 GMT
Author: aadamchik
Date: Mon Jun 12 18:24:40 2017
New Revision: 1798500

announcement edits


Modified: cayenne/site/cms/trunk/content/2017/06/cayenne-40B1-released.mdtext
--- cayenne/site/cms/trunk/content/2017/06/cayenne-40B1-released.mdtext (original)
+++ cayenne/site/cms/trunk/content/2017/06/cayenne-40B1-released.mdtext Mon Jun 12 18:24:40
@@ -19,21 +19,27 @@ Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Softwa
 ## Cayenne 4.0 Beta 1 Released
 _Jun 12, 2017_ 
-Apache Cayenne team is glad to announce the beta release of Cayenne - 4.0.B1. 
-This is a really important step on the way to **4.0** release. 
-The new release features a number of important things:
-* Introduces native **Gradle Plugin**
-* Fresh **Modeler design** (along with many small improvements and bug fixes)
-* Switches from _commons-logging_ to **_SLF4J_** API
+Apache Cayenne team is glad to announce a beta release of Cayenne 4.0. What this means for
our users is
+that now the API is frozen and it is safe to try it out even if you are not usually confortable
+on the bleeding edge of unstable releases. We'd like to hear from you about your upgrade
+And of course we'll strive to fix any remaining bugs before 4.0 goes final. To give you more
+we'd like to mention that most of the Cayenne developers have been using 4.0 in production
for years. 
+From now on the 4.0 branch will concentrate on bug fixes, Modeler improvements, documentation,
web site
+and other such things.
+We are planning to publish a more detailed 4.0 comparision with 3.1 shortly. For now let's
take a look at
+things that have changed since the late milestone - M5:
+* A native **Gradle Plugin**.
+* Fresh **Modeler design** (along with many small UI improvements and bug fixes).
+* A switch from _commons-logging_ to **_SLF4J_** API
 * Optional **HMAC** in crypto module
-* Fixes bugs, updates docs, etc. 
+* Numerous bug fixes, updated docs, etc. 
 Cayenne can be downloaded from [here](/download.html). Make sure to consult [UPGRADE.txt](
file before updating.
-Now the new things in a bit more detail:
-### Gradle Plugin:
+BTW, here is an example of the Gradle plugin use :
     buildscript {
         repositories {

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