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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Equinox 1.5 Beta 1 Released

This release is mainly to test out dependency downloading using Maven 2's Ant tasks. In addition, a few bugs have been fixed, but there's quite a few more on the roadmap. I plan to fix all of these before releasing 1.5 in a couple weeks.

Please test out this release if you have a chance. One of the nice things about using Maven 2's Ant Tasks, is you can download Maven 2 and generate your Eclipse or IDEA (possibly even Netbeans) project files using "mvn eclipse:eclipse" or "mvn idea:idea". You can also use Maven 2 to build and test things if you like. The only thing that doesn't currently work with Maven is the web tests with Cargo. I can try to get those working if there's enough demand. For now, you'll have to use Ant if you want to test the UI.

The download is much smaller now - barely over 1MB vs. ~20MB for 1.4. Most of the size comes from the Maven 2 Ant Tasks - which is a 869KB JAR. Of course, I could've made the distribution even smaller and required you to download the JAR and put it in $ANT_HOME/lib, but I decided to make things easier by including it.

For more information about installing the various options, see the README.txt file. Currently, you can use the following persistence frameworks:

  • Hibernate
  • iBatis
  • OJB
  • Spring JDBC

And a number of web frameworks too, as listed below with links to demos.

Update: I forget to mention that I owe a big thanks to Carlos Sanchez. He (and the other Maven developers) have been great in helping to resolve all the issues I found with transitive dependencies.

Posted in Java at Nov 26 2005, 04:51:48 PM MST 4 Comments

[Trackback] Dopo Ajax ecco AHAH! Un subset di Ajax specifico per la manipolazione di pagine (x)HTML via DOM. Equinox 1.5 Beta 1 Released Rilasciata la nuova versione della demo-app Equinox di Matt Raible, se volete cominciar...

Posted by Smoker's Area on November 28, 2005 at 02:38 AM MST #

[Trackback] A few weeks ago, I realized I was developing webapps the hard way, by re-deploying everytime I made a change. It's important to have a build process that can create a WAR and deploy, but it's also important to have a system where you can edit/save/vie...

Posted by Raible Designs ~ We Build Web Apps on November 28, 2005 at 02:09 PM MST #

Hmmm...I'm getting an Error 500 when I attempt to download. Do you have a mirror or could you email me Equinox 1.5? Thanks, Lou

Posted by Lou Tilities on January 20, 2006 at 03:03 PM MST #

Sorry about that Lou - the correct URL is

Posted by Matt Raible on January 21, 2006 at 10:32 PM MST #

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