We're working hard on AppFuse 2.0. The good news is things are coming along really nicely. There's quite a few developers working on the project now and they've been a tremendous help. If I knew the move to Maven 2 would've inspired so much help, I would've done it a long time ago! We've got most of the archetypes created and we just need to work on documentation for the 2.0 release M1 release. As far as the roadmap is concerned, we've finished most of the code for an M2 release, but we still need to do documentation. I'm hoping to release 2.0 M1 on Thursday of next week.
If you want to try it, you can checkout the Hello World with AppFuse 2.0 video. After that, feel free to take it for a test drive using the QuickStart Guide.
New features in AppFuse 2.0:
- Maven 2 Integration
- Upgraded WebWork to Struts 2
- JDK 5, Annotations, JSP 2.0, Servlet 2.4
- JPA Support
- Generic CRUD backend
- Full Eclipse, IDEA and NetBeans support
- Fast startup and no deploy with Maven Jetty Plugin
- Testable on multiple appservers with Cargo and profiles
Speaking of goodies, I uploaded a bunch of AppFuse desktop backgrounds to Flickr. Thanks to Max Hays of Timberline Group for creating these.
Only 26 days left until the AppFuse 2.0 Release Party! Location TBD.