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From Charles Harvey III <charl...@alloy.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] VelocityTools 2.0 Beta 1 Released
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:21:59 GMT
Just a quick note, the 2.0beta1 jar file is still not posted to the
download page.  I had to go to www.ibiblio.org/maven2/velocity-tools/
to get it.  Is it actually going to show up on the Velocity download
page at any point?

Thanks.


Charlie



Nathan Bubna said the following on 1/4/2008 1:02 PM:
> The Velocity developers are pleased to make the first beta release of
> VelocityTools 2.0 available for download and testing.
>
> Downloads of VelocityTools 2.0-beta1 are available here:
> http://velocity.apache.org/download.cgi#tools
>
> This release marks the completion of major development in
> VelocityTools 2.0, which is now the main development trunk.
> Significant new features in 2.0 include very flexible, composable
> toolbox configuration (via either java, xml, and/or properties),
> lazy-loading/initialization of tools, the VelocityViewTag for
> embedding Velocity within JSP, an assortment of new and improved
> tools, and much more.
>
> This should be useable as a drop in replacement for Tools 1.4, with a
> few minor exceptions  here things already deprecated earlier in 1.x
> have been removed.  This also is the first Tools release to require
> both Velocity 1.5+ and JDK 1.5+.
>
> At this point, the new tool management and configuration facilities
> are extremely stable and useable.  Documentation has been radically
> improved since the alpha release, though more work
> remains there before 2.0 final is released.  There are no open or
> known bugs in this release and encourage further testing (especially
> of the library's backwards compatibility) as we progress rapidly
> toward the 2.0 release. We are also more than happy to answer
> questions on the mailing lists.
>
> More information on the major changes between Tools 1.x and 2.x may be
> found here:
> http://wiki.apache.org/velocity/VelocityTools2Planning
>
> We are very interested in all feedback regarding Tools 2.0, especially
> regarding backwards compatibility with apps designed for Tools 1.4 or
> earlier.  We aim to enable a smooth, incremental transition for
> developers and their applications.
>
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