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From "Nathan Bubna" <nbu...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] VelocityTools 2.0-beta2 Release
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:23:52 GMT
The Velocity developers are pleased to make the second beta release of
VelocityTools 2.0 available for download.
Downloads are available here:
  http://velocity.apache.org/download.cgi

Major development in VelocityTools 2.0 has been essentially complete
for some time, and the focus is on fixing the remaining bugs,
completing the documentation, and providing clear migration paths for
users of VelocityTools 1.x.  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, simplified
embedding of VelocityTools in other frameworks, 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 where things already deprecated earlier in 1.x
have been removed.  The 2.x series of VelocityTools also requires 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 continued to
improve dramatically and is nearing completion. There are no open or
known bugs in this release nor significant changes anticipated before
2.0 final is released.

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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