The framework has attracted a lot of interest recently, going from its presence on major conferences like TheServerSide Java Symposium, JavaPolis and EuroOSCON to the endorsement of its viability as a modern Java web development solution by prominent developers like Bruce Tate, Guillaume Laforge, Patrick Lightbody and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Highlights of the releases since version 1.0 are:
- Important workaround for JDK 1.4 bug on Windows
- Pathinfo mapping for element inputs, which allow intuitive and flexible control over dynamic URL paths
- JNDI support
- Out-of-container testing framework
- Dual licensing under CDDL and LGPL
- Detailed template error messages
- Better Spring integration
- Dynamic embedded element differentiators
- Optional exit and output declaration
- Additional callback methods
- Arrival redirection
- Many bug fixes
The complete official announcement of this release can be found at the project's website.