Griffon 0.9.5-rc2 released
Griffon is a Grails inspired framework for writing RIAs on the JVM using Groovy.
A list of bugs fixed in this release can be found at [http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=11833&version=18330].
Full release notes located here.
This release fixes some issues found in the build system after the big overhaul we did in the last release. Offline mode is finally available. When engaged all dependencies will be resolved against the local caches, also no remote nor legacy artifacts repositories will be reachable, only local ones.
Speaking of artifact repositories, we'd like to announce the immediate availability of the new Griffon Artifact Portal located at http://artifacts.griffon-framework.org. The code that runs this portal is Open Source and can be obtained from https://github.com/griffon/griffon-artifact-portal; and as a matter of fact is the only way for now to setup a remote artifact repository. This portal contains a minimum set of features that we wanted to expose for the first release. Rest assured we'll update it as time goes along.
The Griffon runtime has a few new features too. It's now possible to disable the application's event bus for a while, useful to avoid an event storm for example. Also, MVC groups have the capabilities to skip firing MVC lifecycle events, as well as instantiation events.
Finally, all threading methods have been renamed. this is an important step into providing better threading options as the previous method names were confusing for many. The old method names are still available but have been marked as deprecated; they will be removed by the time Griffon 1.0 is released so take note and update your code as soon as possible.
You can download the Griffon distribution from the download page.
Thanks to all who contributed to this release!
Keep on Groovying!
PS: Can't wait for an issue to be fixed? Have an idea for a cool feature? Fork us at github and send us a pull request :-)