|From:||Christopher Arndt <chris-AT-chrisarndt.de>|
|Subject:||[ANN] TurboGears 1.1 final released|
|Date:||Mon, 05 Oct 2009 02:30:37 +0200|
On behalf of the TurboGears Team, I am pleased to announce that TurboGears 1.1 final is available for download at http://turbogears.org/ and the Python package index http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TurboGears TurboGears 1.1 is the first stable release of the TurboGears 1.1 branch, which is the evolution of the TurboGears 1 codebase. The 1.1 branch now uses SQLAlchemy as the default database layer and Genshi as the standard templating engine but is 100 percent compatible with applications built on TurboGears 1.0. During its long beta period, versions of TurboGears 1.1 have been in use in real, high-demand production environments for over a year now, so we believe this release is rock-stable. What is TurboGears? ------------------- TurboGears is a rapid development, "front-to-back", open source web meta-framework. Its aim is to simplify and speed up the development of modern web applications written in the Python programming language. TurboGears is designed around the model-view-controller architecture, much like Struts or Ruby on Rails, and takes the best Python web components available (hence "meta-framework") and combines them into one easy-to-install, documented whole. What's new? ----------- Apart from the change of defaults to SLQAlchemy and Genshi, TurboGears 1.1 has a new testing framework built on WebTest, a new quickstart design (backported from TurboGears 2) and many, many bigger and smaller fixes and improvements over version 1.0 in its internals. We made a few more important changes after the 1.1rc release candidate, in particular some fixes in the Genshi support and the templating plugin support in general. For a comprehensive list of changes, as always, see the changelog in our Trac at http://trac.turbogears.org/wiki/ChangeLog How to install? --------------- The easiest way to install TurboGears 1.1rc1 is via setuptools: [sudo] easy_install [-f http://turbogears.org/download/] TurboGears We recommend that you install TurboGears into its own virtual environment using the virtualenv tool: [sudo] easy_install virtualenv virtualenv --no-site-packages /path/to/tgenv source /path/to/tgenv/bin/activate easy_install [-f http://turbogears.org/download/] TurboGears How is it related to TurboGears 2? ---------------------------------- TurboGears 1.1 is based on the original TurboGears 1.0 codebase and still uses CherryPy 2.3 as the underlying web application server. It is 100 percent compatible with existing TurboGears 1.0 applications and porting an application using SQLObject and Kid to use SQLAlchemy and Genshi is easily achieved. TurboGears 2 has almost the same API as TurboGears 1.x but builds on Pylons as the underlying web engine. Most new development for TurboGears now happens in version 2, but the 1.1 branch will be continued to be supported and maybe even developed further for the foreseeable future. The Future ---------- We plan to issue a maintenance release for the TurboGears 1.0 branch, which would be version 1.0.9, within the next two weeks. Further development on the TurboGears 1.1 branch depends on community feedback, which we plan to collect by conducting an online survey amongst TurboGears users. You may expect a separate announcement for this very soon! Share & enjoy! -- Christopher Arndt <email@example.com> TurboGears Systems Administrator http://www.turbogears.org/ -- http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-announce-list Support the Python Software Foundation: http://www.python.org/psf/donations/
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