This page contains current thoughts of the developer community on the development and release plan for Velocity. Specific issues are listed in JIRA and should be tagged with the versions listed below.

Note that Velocity (as a mature open source project) successfully serves the needs of a wide variety of users across the Java community. In part, its strength comes from a simple syntax and a straightforward design that make it easy to use in most situations. In addition, the project strives to ensure backwards compatibility across all 1.x versions. Consequently, the Velocity developers tend to be conservative and new features tend to be incremental rather than revolutionary.

Having said all that, we welcome feedback and new ideas! Please send your thoughts to the velocity-dev mailing list or post enhancement requests on JIRA to take part in the discussion.

Release 1.6


Address well-defined enhancement requests and all outstanding bug reports. This update is intended to be a drop-in replacment for Velocity 1.5 and as such strict backwards compatibility is required. Issues accompanied by actual code will receive special consideration.

Specific issues are listed in JIRA

Issues of particular consideration include

(other suggestions for critical issues to include? leave initials if you are enthused enough to drive the issue)

Release Plan

no specific timetable as of yet

Release 2.0

(under discussion)


Refactoring of the design and template language to promote consistency and ease of use. Specific focus:

The basic operation and focus will remain the same. This release will not be a complete code rewrite. Instead it continues the incremental improvements but loosens backwards-compatibility requirements. Most old Velocity templates would still work fine with Velocity 2.0 and others will require a small amount of change.

Possible Enhancements

RoadMap (last edited 2009-09-20 22:06:05 by localhost)