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Subject cvs commit: jakarta-commons/betwixt RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2003 18:32:02 GMT
rdonkin     2003/01/29 10:32:02

  Modified:    betwixt  RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  Made release notes for last release available in the main CVS
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.2       +29 -7     jakarta-commons/betwixt/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  Index: RELEASE-NOTES.txt
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-commons/betwixt/RELEASE-NOTES.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.1
  retrieving revision 1.2
  diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
  --- RELEASE-NOTES.txt	10 Jun 2002 17:53:32 -0000	1.1
  +++ RELEASE-NOTES.txt	29 Jan 2003 18:32:02 -0000	1.2
  @@ -1,23 +1,45 @@
   			 Commons Betwixt Package
  -			   Version 1.0-dev
  +			   Version 1.0-Alpha-1
   			    Release Notes
  -This document contains the release notes for this version of the Commons
  -Betwixt package, and highlights changes since the previous version.  The
  -current release adds new features and bug fixes, and is being done now to
  -follow the release early/release often mentality.
  +Betwixt provides a flexible way to map beans into XML - and vice versa. This is the 
  +first betwixt release.
  +There's quite a lot of work to be done before Betwixt is ready for a full 
  +release - but it's already used by other projects. This alpha will give a 
  +versioned release for these projects to depend on. A word of warning - though 
  +the betwixt developers take backwards compatible very seriously, it's likely that
  +some parts of the internal API are going to have to change - and some of these 
  +changes may break compatibility. 
  +Everything :)
  +But here's some features you might like to take a look at:
  +* Betwixt can write beans to character streams or as SAX events
  +* Betwixt builds on Digester ( 
  +  to allow xml to be read (using SAX) and mapping into beans in a compatible way
  +* Betwixt supports powerful pluggable general strategies but also allows mappings 
  +  to be customized at the bean level.
  +* This release of betwixt does not validate the element and attribute names 
  +  specified in .betwixt files to ensure that they will produce well formed xml. 
  +  Please take care to ensure that the names you choose for you elements and 
  +  attributes will result in well formed xml.
  +* Betwixt is not usable for swing components, unless you write a wrapper class 
  +  around the Swing component. The XMLEncoder that is used in JDK 1.4.x does a 
  +  better job in this, by analyzing what is needed based on what clone() does and 
  +  custom processing for swing components. If you really need this and are writing 
  +  wrappers around swing components, please contribute it to the betwixt project. 

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