I really enjoy the weekly recaps that Ben Browning has been producing for SteamCannon. I also have a boss who likes end-of-the-month updates. Considering TorqueBox is open-source, I might as well kill (or just injure) two birds with one stone.
Hi, Mark. Here's your status report.
I'd like to try posting these every weekend, but we'll see how it goes. For now, this one will wrap up all of January, because a lot has been afoot lately.
First, I'd like to happily welcome the increased participation within the TorqueBox project by Lance Ball, Ben Browning and Toby Crawley. We're of course already familiar with them from the SteamCannon project. Expect great things from these guys.
A note about versioning…
At JBoss, the version-numbering scheme includes the suffixes
CR, and either
CR suffix is used to
denote a candidate release, which the rest of the world calls a release candidate.
Given that the next release will be a candidate release, it must potentially be able to be declared "done" and released as the final. This means the CR1 release will wait until we have no outstanding JIRAs. CR is not just a fancy name for "beta".
A variety of improvements have occurred this month. They will all be included
in the upcoming
Additionally, Jim produced a fantastic 3-part series on cluster-related issues.
Toby Crawley added support for any object to have asynchronous tasks.
Very easily TorqueBox now supports the same sort of idioms as
I (Bob) worked on Windows compatibility, improved and documented Capistrano support, and started slimming the binary distribution (45% smaller!) by restricting the gems and profiles we include.
We tried the JRuby 1.6.0.RC1 release, and while it seemed to function within TorqueBox itself, it exhibited regressions when used with our integration test harness. We eagerly await the 1.6.0.RC2 release from the JRuby team.
This past week, the team held a post-1.0 planning meeting on IRC. A lot of great ideas were generated by the community, along with some fantastic use-cases. We're all quite excited as to where TorqueBox will go after the 1.0 release.
This upcoming weekend, Jim Crossley will be presenting Crank Up Your Apps With TorqueBox at the MagicRuby conference in Orlando. Ben and Toby will also be present, with stickers that would look awesome on your laptop. Drop by, strike up a conversation. Earn yourself a knob (or a monkey).
In preparation for the hordes of visitors after Jim's talk, we're sprucing up the site. Upcoming talks are displayed on the front page, and more latest news is shown. Plus, more knob.
- TORQUE-199: Session replication
- Deployment & Systems