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From "Nathan Bubna" <nbu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] VelocityTools 2.0 Beta 1 Released
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:28:11 GMT
scroll down further.  it's in the alpha/beta release section of the
download page. :)

On Jan 22, 2008 2:21 PM, Charles Harvey III <charlieh@alloy.com> wrote:
> 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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