Apache Wicket v7.0 released

28 Jul 2015

The Apache Software Foundation announces Apache Wicket™ v7.0 Open Source Java web framework that powers thousands of web applications and web sites for governments, stores, universities, cities, banks, email providers, and more.

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache™ Wicket™ v7.0, the Open Source Java web framework for high performance, scalable, component oriented web applications. This marks the seventh major release of the project that celebrated its 10 year anniversary last year.

This framework allows Java developers to write web applications using components. This way developers can reason about the user interface in user interface building blocks, making it easier to link specific user interactions to server-side code. Wicket is a high performance framework processing billions of requests daily across the world.

“With this release we have added a major improvement to our framework, making development with Wicket even easier.”, said Martijn Dashorst, Vice President of Apache Wicket. “By adding ‘Component Queuing’ we have divorced the strict relationship between the Java component classes and the markup. This has been a headache for many users and sparked one of the longest discussions on our community lists. We finally put this issue to bed.”

“Other major improvements are the move towards Java 7, newer Java EE standards, security features and the addition of new components. Wicket now bundles a cross site request forgery (CSRF) prevention measure, and provides support for inline images using the data: protocol,” continued Martijn Dashorst.

Apache Wicket v7.0 reflects over 2 years of development, testing and feedback from hundreds of knowledgable users, bringing a highly stable, production ready release of the popular web framework. The release consist of almost 300 features, improvements and fixes. In accordance with Semantic Versioning, this major release contains several documented API breaks. Following the Semantic Versioning standard, future minor releases of Wicket v7 will remain API compatible.

Availability and Oversight

As with all Apache products, Apache Wicket software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project’s day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. Apache Wicket release notes, source code, documentation, and related resources are available at https://wicket.apache.org.

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