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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Media Alert: The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Wicket™ v6.0
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:05:54 GMT
[this announcement is also available at http://s.apache.org/ThA  ]

Who  The Apache Software Foundation (ASF): all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators
of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives.


What  Version 6.0 release of Apache Wicket, the Open Source component-based Java Web application
framework in use at Symantec, Walmart, Netherlands Internal Revenue Service, and more.

Why  Apache Wicket v6.0 is the latest version of the popular Java component-oriented Web
framework used by thousands of development shops around the world, including an array of large
and small organizations such as Symantec Corporation, Walmart, Vegas.com, email provider GMX,
and the Dutch Internal Revenue Service. Providing an Open Source, component-oriented development
model for Web application development, Wicket eases the creation and maintenance of complex
Java Web applications; v6.0 enhances core functionality and offers many new features, from
OSGi compatibility to AJAX attributes to Big Data support. 

"This release delivers a reinvigorated implementation of our client side API that enables
developers to integrate rich JavaScript libraries and components with minimal effort. We have
updated and broadened the capability and flexibility of many existing features throughout
the framework," said Martijn Dashorst, Vice President of Apache Wicket.

Where  As with all Apache products, Apache Wicket is overseen by a self-selected team of
active contributors; a Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day
operations, including community development and product releases. The Apache Wicket PMC has
released a new Technical Fact Sheet on Apache Wicket v6.0 at https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/apache_wicket_v6_0_0

When  Apache Wicket v6.0 is released under the Apache Software License v2.0 and is now available
for download at http://wicket.apache.org/

Contact  Sally Khudairi, ASF Vice President Marketing & Publicity, at press@apache.org
or on +1 617 921 8656

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)  Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation
oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server
— the world’s most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process
known as "The Apache Way", more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully
collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of
users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License;
and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon,
the Foundation’s official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)©
not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD,
Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group,
SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For
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