Velocity news has been moved to http://velocity.apache.org/news.html
Old news items are listed below.
Velocity 1.5 Beta 2 Released
- The Velocity developers are pleased to announce the second beta release of Velocity 1.5.
You may download it at http://www.apache.org/dist/jakarta/velocity/beta/velocity-1.5-beta2/ .
This beta version is one of the final steps before the long-awaited version 1.5. Since Beta 1 we have added a new InvalidReferenceEventHandler (to catch invalid references), the SecureUberspector (to prevent introspection on "dangerous objects"), and a StringResourceLoader. We've also fixed some critical bugs, including a subtle synchronization problem causing page generation to fail under heavy loads.
Velocity Approved as Top Level Project
- The Board of the Apache Software Foundation has passed a resolution to upgrade Jakarta Velocity into an Apache Top Level Project (TLP), to be renamed Apache Velocity. We are excited of the new prominence of the Velocity project. Please stay tuned for our new website at
http://velocity.apache.org/. In the meantime, note that our new mailing lists are email@example.com (subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org) for general questions, and email@example.com (subscribe at firstname.lastname@example.org) for development-related activity.
Velocity 1.5 Beta 1 Released
- The Velocity developers are proud to announce the first beta version of Velocity 1.5. You may download it from
http://www.apache.org/dist/jakarta/velocity/beta/velocity-1.5-beta1/ . This is an early release intended as a preview of things to come. Many bugs have been fixed and new features have been added. A sampling:
- floating point number arithmetic
- new event handlers for altering #include/#parse behavior
- literal map syntax A complete list of changes is available at our
JIRA. Please report any additional bugs there, especially those that need to be fixed before our final release. (use 1.5 beta 1 as the version).
New Issue Tracker
The Velocity Project has moved from Bugzilla to JIRA. Many thanks to Tim Colson for spearheading this change and to Henning Schmiedehausen and Jeff Turner for helping to execute it.
More info on ASF and JIRA can be found at the ApacheJira page.
The main Velocity website has undergone a minor redesign. Content has been added to help new users get up to speed on Velocity and the layout has been converted to CSS. There's a new home page, a revised
Overview of Velocity, a Guide to Getting Started, a new article on Web Applications. The Table of Contents has been restructured and all community-based articles and content have been moved to the Wiki. The new CSS layout provides a printer-friendly format for easy screen viewing or generating hard copies.
Notice: JDOM API Change
- As part of their effort to reach v1.0, the JDOM community has made slight modifications to their API. This will affect Velocity users that use the 'Anakia' package. Velocity versions 1.4 and older require using a version of JDOM older than beta10rc1. All new releases of Velocity will require JDOM 1.0.
Another Velocity Article
article on a JSP to Velocity project.
Velocity Dreamweaver Extension
- Jason Gill (aka Pete the Chop) wrote a
Dreamweaver Extension that gives full Velocity support in Dreamweaver. Give it a look if you use Dreamweaver.
New Article on Velocity
- Sing Li discusses how to use Velocity in a standalone application as well as a replacement for JSP in the Struts MVC framework in this
ALE uses Velocity
- Brad Cox is pleased to announce the alpha (0.1) release of the
Action Learning Environment (ALE) , an open source environment for building experiential learning environments. ALE is open source (free) software and is available
New Article on Velocity
- Erik Hatcher's recent article
Velosurf 0.8 Released
Velosurf, a database access tool for use with the Velocity template engine, has released v0.8
Generate SOAP messages with Ivory
Ivory Soaplet framework uses Velocity to generate SOAP messages.
IntelliJ IDEA Uses Velocity
IntelliJ IDEA uses Velocity as its templating system for generating class and method javaodocs.
Cotsec Forms Uses Velocity
Cotsec has released a cross-language/cross-platform rapid development environment called Cotsec Forms that uses Velocity as its underlying template engine.
Velocity Tools 1.0
- The first release of the [tools/index.html Velocity Tools] subproject is
Velocity Template Editor Plugin for Eclipse
- The first public release of an editor plugin for Velocity templates is
Roller Weblogger Brings it Together
From the site : Roller is server-based weblogging software - a web application - that is designed to support multiple simultaneous weblog users and visitors. Roller was originally written as an example application for an article on open source Java development tools. The article describes how the Struts Servlet framework, the Castor JDO persistence engine, the XDoclet code generator, and the Velocity template processor can be used together to create a full-featured database-driven web application.
User's Guide Now Available in French
- Thanks to the translation contributed by Jean-Francois El Fouly, the Velocity project can now offer the [user-guide_fr.html User's Guide] in French. Thanks!
New Release : Maverick
- Another new release in the Velocity 'powered-by' family -
The Maverick team is happy to announce the version 2.1 release of the Maverick MVC Framework.
User's Guide Now Available in Spanish
- Thanks to the translation contributed by Juan Pablo Morales Olaya, the Velocity project can now offer the [user-guide_es.html User's Guide] in Spanish. Thanks!
New Release : vDoclet
- Another new milestone release in the Velocity 'powered-by' family :
New Releases : Turbine, WebWork and JPublish
- A few new releases in the Velocity family :
JeeWiz : The Enterprise System Builder
JeeWiz, a new product from New Technology/enterprise Limited, is a J2EE system development tool that uses Velocity templates to generate infrastructure code, deployment descriptors and build jobs for J2EE projects. And it's said Velocity has no place in J2EE...
User's Guide Available in Finnish
- Thanks to Juha Kilpi, we now offer a Finnish translation to the [user-guide_fi.html Velocity Users Guide]. Thanks Juha!
Velocity Tool Subproject
- The first code for the new Velocity Tool Subproject is in and can be found in CVS as
Introductory Velocity Article on ''JavaWorld''
- For a introduction to the Velocity Template Engine, a brief overview of the Velocity Template Language and some basic examples, see is the new
DVSL XML Transformation Tool Added as Subproject
- The DVSL XML transformation tool has been added as a new subproject. Check it out [/velocity/dvsl/index.html here].
Velocity mentioned in ZDNet Article (last May)
- It seems we could be a "can't-live-without-it piece of the
- infrastructure" of tomorrow. Check
Luxor, Velocity-based XUL Toolkit Released
- Luxor is an open-source XML User Interface Language (XUL) toolkit for
Java. Read more here.
Generate Code with Velocity in Borland's JBuilder
Hey, Maybe We're On The Right Track After All...
"The Resin-2.0.3 release allows an alternate JSP expression syntax similar to the Apache Velocity project that many find more maintainable than the JSP pointy brackets. Resin's syntax extension is compatible with the usual JSP features like tag libraries." We do think that this is a step in the right direction for JSPs, making the page content easier to write and maintain. However, we want to emphasize to users that this isn't the same thing as using Velocity - this is a small subset of the Velocity syntax which was reimplemented in Resin.
- Velocity is much more than an alternative syntax to the scriptlets and
Veltag JSP taglib which allows the full power of Velocity in your JSPs.
Velocidoc, a Velocimacro documentation tool modeled after Javadoc, is now available. Use Javadoc-style comments in your Velocimacro libraries, and use Velocidoc to generate HTML documentation.
New Apache Site Generated with Anakia
- The new web site of the
Need To Mix JSP and Velocity?
- Take a look at a new contribution, a [veltag.html Velocity taglib] that lets you use Velocity right in your JSPs.
4 published articles covering Velocity
Getting Up to Speed with Velocity is a really well written article by Jim Jagielski about the merits of using a tool like Velocity. Many people believe that Velocity can only be used in the context of web applications. This excellent
JavaWorld article by Leon Messerschmidt shows that the design of Velocity is such that it can be used in a myriad of applications. The Java Developer Journal recently
published an edited version of the [YMTD YMTD article] by Jon Stevens as the cover story for their July edition.
The Sun Dot-Com Builder developer information site has a "Best Practices" product profile on Velocity. Check it out here. Thanks Sun!
4 Products/Projects Now Depend on Velocity
- Gentleware, Xadra and Vamp have built products which depend on Velocity. J/Top, a server monitoring project, also uses Velocity for email output formatting.
We have listed them on our ever expanding PoweredByVelocity page.
5 Web Frameworks Now Support Velocity
Turbine, !JPublish, Melati, Maverick and WebWork all support Velocity. We have listed them on our ever expanding PoweredByVelocity page.