AppFuse 2.0.1 Released
The AppFuse Team is pleased to announce the release of AppFuse 2.0.1. This release squashes a number of bugs and includes an upgrade to Spring 2.5. To learn more about Spring 2.5's features, see InfoQ's What's New in Spring 2.5: Part 1 article.
For information on upgrading from 2.0, see the 2.0.1 Release Notes or changelog. AppFuse 2.0.1 is available as a Maven archetype. For information on creating a new project using AppFuse, please see the QuickStart Guide or the demos and videos.
What is AppFuse? Click here to find out.
AppFuse is an open source project and application that uses open source tools built on the Java platform to help you develop Web applications quickly and efficiently. It was originally developed to eliminate the ramp-up time found when building new web applications for customers. At its core, AppFuse is a project skeleton, similar to the one that's created by your IDE when you click through a wizard to create a new web project.
AppFuse 1.x uses Ant to create your project, as well as build/test/deploy it. AppFuse 2.0 uses Maven 2 to create your project as well as build/test/deploy it. IDE support is much better in 2.0 because you can generate the IDE project files with Maven plugins. AppFuse 1.x uses XDoclet and JDK 1.4+.
This project was started in April 2003.
The 2.0 series of AppFuse has a minimum requirement of the following specification versions:
- Java Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 (2.1 for JSF)
- Java 5+
If you've used AppFuse 1.x, but not 2.x, you'll want to read the FAQ. Join the user mailing list if you have any questions.
Thanks to everyone for their help contributing code, writing documentation, posting to the mailing lists, and logging issues.
We greatly appreciate the help from our sponsors, particularly Atlassian, Contegix, JetBrains, and Java.net. Atlassian and Contegix are especially awesome: Atlassian has donated licenses to all its products and Contegix has donated an entire server to the AppFuse project. Thanks guys - you rock!
Please post any issues you have with this release to the mailing list.
In additional support of AppFuse (thank you for your already nice comments), Atlassian has released a new connector for AppFuse that provides a Crowd authentication connector using Acegi.
Integrating AppFuse - a Crowd-Acegi Integration Tutorial
Posted by Justen Stepka on November 27, 2007 at 05:07 PM MST #
Posted by Peter Mularien on November 28, 2007 at 01:38 PM MST #
Peter - we're not using Spring MVC 2.5's annotations in AppFuse 2.x yet. I might consider it when ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping understands @Controller and defaults the URLs. I'd rather have controllers mapped by conventions than having to use @RequestMapping annotations everywhere.
AppFuse Light 1.8.1 will include Spring MVC's annotations. I hope to release it sometime this week.
Posted by Matt Raible on November 28, 2007 at 01:44 PM MST #
Posted by Peter Mularien on November 28, 2007 at 02:13 PM MST #