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19 December 2011, 14:55

Spring Roo 1.2.0 released

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Version 1.2.0 of Spring Roo, the development tool for the rapid creation of Java apps, has been released. In an announcement on the SpringSource blog, project lead Alan Stewart says Roo 1.2.0 "represents a significant amount of engineering effort" and includes "all the most popular" features that the Roo community have requested.

Spring Roo now supports multi-module Maven projects allowing the creation of projects that have a parent Project Object Model (POM) with multiple project modules. It also supports JSF 2.0/PrimeFaces, allowing the use of components from the PrimeFaces 3.0 library. Other new features include support for a services layer and a flexible repository layer, flexible GWT support, MongoDB support, multi-schema support for Roo's DBRE (database reverse engineering), and improvements in the usability of Roo's shell. Another major change is the switch to the Apache 2.0 licence following requests from the community; previously Roo was primarily licensed under the GPLv3.

Spring Roo 1.2.0 is available to download from the Spring Community Downloads page. Full documentation is available in both HTML and PDF formats.

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