[Ann] Lift 2.0 M4 Release

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David Pollak

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Apr 8, 2010, 1:48:14 AM4/8/10
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The Lift Web Framework team is pleased to announce the framework-2.0-M4 release!
 
Lift is an expressive and elegant framework for writing web applications.
    Lift stresses the importance of security, maintainability, scalability
    and performance while allowing for high levels of developer productivity.
    Lift is a Scala web framework.
 
Changes in this version include:
 
New features:
o Added a flag to disable Loc uniqeness testing  Issue: 452. 
o Added default settings for FadeIn and FadeOut  Issue: 235. 
o Added warnings on attempt to access non-existant props file  Issue: 444. 
o Enhanced JSON support in Lift based on the new JSON library  Issue: 365. 
o Added equals and hash methods for mapper based on primary key  Issue: 408. 
o support setObject without an explicit SQL type  Issue: 233. 
o Added a new ImageResizer utility class to lift-imaging to provide additional resizing options which preserve
        aspect ratio and orientation.  Issue: 297. 
o Make lift-mapper an OSGi bundle and fix broken OSGi configuration of other modules.  Issue: 445. 
o Updated lift-core_pl.properties for Lift 2.0  Issue: 409. 
o German lift-core.properties  Issue: 175. 
o Added javascript interface to the CalendarMothView which resembles the ones already available for the week and
        day view.  Issue: 104. 
o Added a trait with createdAt and updatedAt mapper mixins  Issue: 390. 
o Added an option to SiteMap to not flatten the sitemap when retrieving a group  Issue: 424. 
o Added a flag to preserver XML scope. Necessary when you're doing bind on top-level XML  Issue: 432. 
o Don't cache resource bundles in dev mode  Issue: 391. 
o Detect and disallow duplicate URIs in SiteMap  Issue: 423. 
o XML entities preserved  Issue: 274. 
o Dynamic reloading of sitemap during dev mode  Issue: 385. 
o Added helpful extractors (AsInt, AsLong, AsBoolean)  Issue: 400. 
o Adds .json method to Req  Issue: 395. 
o Added asValid and JSON helpers to Mapper  Issue: 397. 
o Unapply on MetaMapper  Issue: 399. 
o More flexible CometActor creation  Issue: 392. 
o Converting a null String to an empty String  Issue: 414. 
o Add core dutch language files  Issue: 131. 
o Add Ext Core support to Lift  Issue: 132. 
o Support for HTTP Reason Phrase  Issue: 334. 
o Support for snippets lookup in subpackages  Issue: 396. 
o Create a generic continuation mechanism  Issue: 401. 
o Stateless JSON code  Issue: 420. 
o Add support for call-once functions  Issue: 435. 
 
Fixed Bugs:
o Fixed an initization order issue in LoggingStatementWrapper  Issue: 442. 
o MappedLongForeignKey apply() methods which take reference now prime the Obj  Issue: 411. 
o MappedDate and MappedDateTime setFromAny now handle Numbers (millis)  Issue: 427. 
o MappedString.crop gracefully handles null  Issue: 426. 
o Fix lift-osgi boot.  Issue: 448. 
o Synchronized a variable  Issue: 433. 
o More precise (and correct) shutdown process. This fixes a shutdown problem while CometActors are running.  Issue: 436. 
o fix two bugs with findClass not titlecasing correctly (helloWorld to HelloWorld)  Issue: 429. 
o SHtml.link and redirectTo properly deal with hash in URL  Issue: 382. 
o Eliminated a potential deadlock in MetaMapper  Issue: 419. 
o FactoryMaker request and session values no longer stomp on each other  Issue: 418. 
o Date/time parsing and formatting should be divided into Date, Time, and Date-time  Issue: 257. 
o MappedTime, MappedDate, and MappedDateTime should use different parsers and formatters  Issue: 258. 
o Cleanup lift-openid dependencies  Issue: 338. 
o OpenId attribute exchange support for well known providers  Issue: 348. 
o Deprecate createRecord and createRecordFromJSON preferring new MyRecord  Issue: 355. 
o Rename OpenId -> OpenID  Issue: 361. 
o Foreign Key rules moved to MapperRules  Issue: 388. 
o Add MapperRules.displayNameCalculator to allow easy localization of displayName  Issue: 389. 
o lift-couchdb: Field types using JSONEncodedStringMixin compile but give AbstractMethodError due to type erasure
        fumble  Issue: 403. 
o lift-couchdb: JSONField that encodes an enumeration by its name rather than ID  Issue: 404. 
o SetValueAndFocus should not be in JqJsCmds  Issue: 405. 
o Create/Init a LiftSession from outside a Lift-handled request  Issue: 406. 
o JsCmds/JqJsCmds API normalization  Issue: 407. 
o StackOverflowError in JSON Serializer with large Lists  Issue: 410. 
o lift:lazy-load doesn't work properly with ajaxSelect  Issue: 412. 
o Statefull snippets redirect is broken  Issue: 425. 
o XML is converted to invalid JSON when array has attributes  Issue: 428. 
o S.logQuery has wrong signature for use with DB.addLogFunc  Issue: 431. 
o Jetty 6 correction for comet  Issue: 439. 
o Ability to disable unique Loc check  Issue: 455. 
o Improve JSON extraction error message  Issue: 456. 
 
Changes:
o added blob to the list of reserved sql-words  Issue: 402. 
o Made ParamFailure not a case class  Issue: 398. 
o Add logging to Lift's internal code  Issue: 310. 
o Request for convenience conversion on MappedLongForeignKey fields  Issue: 394. 
o Move common dependencies from lift-base, lift-persistence, etc. into lift-parent  Issue: 421. 
o Add logging functions to Schemifier  Issue: 422. 
o Update AMQP dependencies to use RabbitMQ 1.7.2  Issue: 450. 
 
Removed:
o Remove the deprecated meta module lift-core  Issue: 451. 
 
Have fun!
-Lift Web Framework team


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