Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M2 released

02 Jun 2019

The Apache Wicket PMC is proud to announce Apache Wicket 9.0.0-M2!

Apache Wicket is an open source Java component oriented web application framework that powers thousands of web applications and web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more. You can find more about Apache Wicket at https://wicket.apache.org

This release marks another milestone release of Wicket 9. Since Wicket 9 is still in development, backward api compatibility between milestone release is not guaranteed. We will continue to use semantic versioning when we will made Wicket 9 final and maintain api compatibility between minor versions of Wicket 9.

New and noteworthy

Ajax JavaScript clean-up

File wicket-ajax-jquery.js has been cleaned up from obsolete code and unused functionalities.

Package org.apache.wicket.util.time has been deprecated

Legacy package org.apache.wicket.util.time from module wicket-util has been deprecated. Users are recommended to migrate to standard classes java.time.Instant and java.time.Duration. See WICKET-6662 for more details.

Using this release

With Apache Maven update your dependency to (and don’t forget to update any other dependencies on Wicket projects to the same version):

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.wicket</groupId>
    <artifactId>wicket-core</artifactId>
    <version>9.0.0-M2</version>
</dependency>

Or download and build the distribution yourself, or use our convenience binary package you can find here:

  • Download: http://wicket.apache.org/start/wicket-9.x.html#manually

Upgrading from earlier versions

If you upgrade from 9.y.z this release is a drop in replacement. If you come from a version prior to 9.0.0, please read our Wicket 9 migration guide found at

  • http://s.apache.org/wicket9migrate

Have fun!

— The Wicket team

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This Release

CHANGELOG for 9.0.0-M2:

Bug
  • [WICKET-6611] - Missing check for IScopeAwareTextResourceProcessor when concatenating resources
  • [WICKET-6669] - CSS Resource Bundling throws exception when used with CssUrlReplacer
  • [WICKET-6671] - IAjaxLink should be serializable
Improvement
  • [WICKET-6618] - Stateless pages and access to unconfigured components
  • [WICKET-6656] - JSR 303 - @NotNull validation problems
  • [WICKET-6657] - change replaceAll() to replace() when a regex is not used
  • [WICKET-6658] - Allow nested forms on non-<form> tag
  • [WICKET-6659] - commons-io:commons-io is used in multiple versions at same time
  • [WICKET-6662] - Remove legacy package org.apache.wicket.util.time from wicket-util
  • [WICKET-6667] - Ajax JavaScript clean-up
  • [WICKET-6668] - Sign out the existing session if a sign in attempt has failed
Task
  • [WICKET-6653] - Upgrade Velocity to 2.x
  • [WICKET-6654] - Upgrade JQuery to 3.4.0
  • [WICKET-6661] - Upgrade jquery to 3.4.x
  • [WICKET-6665] - Upgrade various dependencies