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From "Marius Danciu" <>
Subject Re: [scala] [ANN] Lift 0.10
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:44:34 GMT
It is Fantastic to see Lift evolving in the way it does and work with a
Wonderful team!

And Dave don't you dare getting hit by a bus :)


On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:56 AM, David Pollak <> wrote:

> Folks,
> After many months of "breaking changes", the Lift team is proud to announce
> Lift 0.10.  Lift 0.10 has frozen APIs and barring any material problems, the
> 0.10 APIs will be the same as the upcoming 1.0 APIs.  We're planning to
> release 1.0 at the end of February.
> Lift is an expressive and elegant framework for writing web
> applications. Lift stresses the importance of security, maintainability,
> scalability and performance while allowing for high levels of developer
> productivity. Lift is a Scala web framework.
> Over the next 6 weeks, the Lift team will be focusing effort on cleaning up
> some Lift internals, improving performance, improving documentation, and a
> new Lift web site.
> There are a ton of people who have contributed to Lift over the last two
> years by writing code, by writing documentation, by asking questions, by
> building Lift-based apps, and by participating in the Lift community.  I
> would like to extend special thanks to some folks who have made Lift 0.10
> both possible and awesome:
>    - Marius... he's an awesome developer who has amazing vision and
>    understanding of what Lift is and should be.  If I got hit by a bus, Marius
>    could continue to drive the Lift code base forward.
>    - DavidB provides great structure and process to Lift.  He runs the
> site and keeps all the dependencies and pieces of Lift
>    and the greater Scala/Maven ecosystem humming.
>    - Jorge's calm, deliberative way helps bring the needs of all users
>    into perspective.
>    - Derek's JPA contributions have moved Lift into a place where it can
>    play in non-greenfield apps.
>    - Tyler's energy is infectious.
>    - Tim's energy is properly infectious.
>    - Derek, Marius, and Tyler have conspired to deliver some excellent
>    Lift bookage for those who can convert LyX to PDF.
>    - Charles who delivers apps and asks questions.
>    - Debby who is bringing her legendary cat-herding skills to the Lift
>    committers.
> So, as we spirit Lift through the final part of the beta process, thank you
> all for participating in the community.
> Changes in this version include:
> New features:
> o A Currency class
> o Added a nifty mechanism for stateful form management (Hoot)
> o Added fix CSS support
> o Added support for other JS libraries
> o Added JSON forms support
> o Added PayPal Integration module
> Changes:
> o Consolidate LiftRules
> o Added HTTP authentication support
> o Upgrade to Scala 2.7.3
> o Upgrade to Scalacheck 1.5
> o Upgrade to Specs 1.4.0
> o Added Record/Field generic support
> o Changed Can to Box
> o Changed RequestState to Req
> o Updated LiftView to be more syntactically pleasing
> o Fixed a bug with how RequestVars and traits work
> o Enhanced the DateTime inputs
> o First pass at complete PayPal ITN and PDT stuff
> o Refactoring of the PayPal stuff
> o Updated to jQuery 1.2.6
> o Redesigned Gavatar widget
> Thanks,
> David
> --
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