Finally we have released our first beta of the Wicket 1.2 product. Wicket 1.2
has many improvements and features over Wicket 1.1, including:
Wicket's AJAX cross-platform capabilities
have been rated 'A'
- Render multiple components in one AJAX call, where each component can occupy any part of the page
- Improved markup inheritance: panels, pages, header contributions
- Improved and simplified internationalization (i18n) support, using
better resource bundle lookup strategy
- Multiple form component validation, validate two or more fields that are related
- Improved form handling: clear form validation workflow that allows you to much easier defined required and type conversion attributes of a form component
- Nice URL support through URL mounting
- Markup fragments (inline panels)
- Improved performance by replacing OGNL with our own object graph language parser
- Response filter support, added ServerTime and ServerClientTime filters
- Reloading of resource bundles in development mode
- Improved unit test support for your Wicket components and pages through the WicketTester,
create unittests that run outside the container.
- Out-of-the-box AJAX components: paging navigator, link with fallback, auto-updater,
AJAX form, AJAX submit buttons, etc.
- Improved authorization and authentication support, giving you the power to specify
authorization at the component level. An example project featuring a
role based, annotation framework is now part of the standard distribution.
- Spring support for injecting your business logic into your web pages in a
non-intrusive manner, while still being able to use the convenient Wicket
idiom for creating pages (using the Java new operator).
- Improved settings system: settings are now partitioned into logical groupings to make them easier to find
- Numerous bug fixes and minor improvements
The upcoming final Wicket 1.2 release will be a major landmark in the history of
Wicket and is highly anticipated.
We have tried to keep API changes to a minimum, but had to change and remove
some methods and classes. Wicket 1.2 will not be a drop-in replacement, though most of your application's pages and
components should not be affected. There is a migration guide available on our wiki:
This is the first beta release, so not considered production ready. Please help us iron
out the last bugs by downloading and testing this beta release.