The Wicket project announces the
availability of Wicket 1.1-beta 2. This is the second beta release of
their 1.1 product. The project expects to finalize the 1.1 product in the
first week of september.

Wicket is a Java web
application framework that takes simplicity, separation of concerns
and ease of development to a whole new level. Wicket pages can be
mocked up, previewed and later revised using standard WYSIWYG HTML
design tools. Dynamic content processing and form handling is all handled
in Java code using a first-class component model backed by POJO data
beans that can easily be persisted using your favourite technology.

Wicket 1.1-beta 2 is a beta release, so you may expect some API changes in
the coming releases. Most notable features in this release are:

  • JavaScript support
  • CSS support
  • Markup inheritence
  • Experimental AJAX support
  • Improved URL handling
  • Include of external markup
  • Simplified Choice component
  • Improved Feedback support
  • Thread safe validation (bug fix)
  • Immediate button support for Forms
  • Panel support for TreeView
  • Date picker component
  • Component reference examples
  • Upgrade of the log4j and concurrent dependencies to their latest releases

Please download this release and give us feedback on how you like these new features. A
final 1.1 release will be available around begin september, so we need your

Have fun!

The Wicket team