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From Richard Eckart de Castilho <...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache uimaFIT 2.0.0 released
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:05:28 GMT
The Apache UIMA team is pleased to announce the release of 

  Apache uimaFIT, version 2.0.0 (initial Apache release)

Apache uimaFIT is a library that facilitates the building of 
Apache UIMA components, the programmatic use of Apache UIMA
analysis pipelines, and their testing.

uimaFIT employs Java annotations to integrate UIMA meta data
directly into the source code, allowing for less lines of code
and better refactorability then traditional, XML descriptor-based
UIMA projects. It is capable of automatically detecting meta data,
e.g. type system information, from the classpath. Convenience
methods are provided for constructing components, pipelines,
and for accessing annotations.

This is the first Apache release of the project previously known 
simply as "uimaFIT".

The major changes in this release are:

  * Migration to Apache Foundation as part of the Apache UIMA project
  * New Maven coordinates 
    (groupId: org.apache.uima; artifactId: uimafit-core)
  * New uimaFIT Maven plugin for automatically generating uimaFIT 
    meta data in component classes and UIMA descriptors from 
    uimaFIT-annotated component classes
  * New module for backwards compatibility with uimaFIT 1.4.x-based  
    components
  * Consolidated documentation in HTML and PDF format
  * Moved CPE support to separate dependency 
    (groupId: org.apache.uima; artifactId: uimafit-cpe)
  * Improved component life-cycle handling
  * New support for setting multi-valued parameters with simple single 
    values (no need to wrap them in a collection or array anymore)
  * Improved support for external resources, including support for
    multi-valued external resources

Note on compatibility and migration:

Apache uimaFIT 2.0.0 is not a drop-in replacement for uimaFIT 1.4.x, 
although, it was tried to keep the migration effort minimal. Please 
refer to the migration guide for all the details on incompatible
changes between uimaFIT 1.4.0 and Apache uimaFIT 2.0.0:

  http://uima.apache.org/d/uimafit-2.0.0/tools.uimafit.book.html#d5e617

Additionally, there have been more bug fixes and minor improvements. 
For a full list of the changes, please refer to Jira:

  http://uima.apache.org/d/uimafit-2.0.0/issuesFixed/jira-report.html

-- Richard Eckart de Castilho, for the Apache UIMA development team

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