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12 September 2011, 09:38

Apache Wicket 1.5: new event system and HTML5 components

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Apache Wicket Logo The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.5 of its framework. The developers say they have been working on this release for the last two years, which is why the list of new functions is so long.

In particular, the developers expressly point out that all modules used must be updated when you upgrade to version 1.5 because the new Wicket framework is no longer compatible with modules of previous versions. In addition to various new HTML5 components (EmailTextField, NumberTextField, UrlTextField and RangeTextField), revised URL handling and new browser caching, the developers have also presented a new event mechanism for communication between individual Wicket modules.

Apache Wicket is an open source, component-oriented web application framework for Java developers. While the project members know that it's not the first web framework, they argues that Wicket takes a different approach that makes do without special markups in HTML code, provides an easily accessible object model and provides components that can easily be reused in new projects.

Version 1.5 of Apache Wicket is available to download from the project's site; JDK 1.5 or later is required. Wicket is released under the Apache Licence 2.0.


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