A bit late for an announcement when it has already taken place a couple of days ago, but due to the fun on Apache Con it got lost in the activities. So here it is:

Apache Wicket 1.3.0-incubating-beta1 released

The Apache Wicket team is proud to announce Wicket’s first Apache Incubator release. This release is officially approved by the Incubator PMC.

In this announcement:

  • Apache Wicket
  • This release
  • Migrating from 1.2
  • Downloading the release
  • Reporting bugs
  • Fixing bugs
  • Incubating Apache Wicket

We thank you for your patience and support. Next stop: graduation!

– The Wicket Team

Apache Wicket

Apache Wicket is a component oriented Java web application framework currently undergoing incubation at the Apache Software foundation. With proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing web-apps simple and enjoyable again. Swap the boilerplate, complex debugging and brittle code for powerful, reusable components written with plain Java and HTML.

You can find more information on Apache Wicket here:


This release

This release is a first in a series of beta releases until we feel confident to finalize Wicket 1.3. This is called a beta because we don’t have fixed all bugs, and probably haven’t found them all either (can you ever be sure?). However, we are confident that most major API changes are in and therefore want to give you access to a more stable platform than depending on trunk.

Migrating from 1.2

If you are coming from Wicket 1.2, you really want to read our migration guide, found on the wiki:


Downloading the release

You can download the release here:


If you want to use maven to download the release, add the following repository to your pom:


Reporting bugs

In case you do encounter a bug, we would appreciate a report in our JIRA:


Fixing bugs

If you want to generate a patch against this release, you can do so based on the tag:


Incubating Apache Wicket

Apache Wicket is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.

You can find more information on the status of Apache Wicket’s incubation here: