Ramaze 2008.06

This time we are proud to announce Version 2008.06 of Ramaze, the light
and
modular open source web framework.

This release features a lot of work directly from our community and we
are
really greatful for everybody who helped in testing, patching and
contributing
exciting new features.

Our extensive set of specs and docs now covers almost every detail of
implementation and usage. Ramaze is under development by a growing
community
and in production use at companies.

Home page: http://ramaze.net
Screencasts: http://ramaze.net/screencasts

View source: http://source.ramaze.net
Github: http://github.com/manveru/ramaze
Git clone: git://github.com/manveru/ramaze
Current tarball: http://github.com/manveru/ramaze/tarball/master

IRC: #ramaze on irc.freenode.net

Simple example:

require ‘ramaze’

class MainController
def index
‘Hello, World!’
end
end

Ramaze.start

This is a special release, and the first of the upcoming new series of
monthly releases.
As you may have noticed, Ramaze has changed to a date base versioning
system,
although this means that people who have waited for a 1.0 for the past
years
may be disappointed it provides much larger flexibility in detecting new
versions and comparing them with nightly builds.

Another change is the switch from darcs to git and moving our primary
repository to github. There have been serious performance issues
regarding
darcs as Ramaze gathered a longer history, using git allows us to move
on at a
faster pace again.

Please regard this release as a major step from the previous one, over
450
patches have been applied and there were changes in the internal API.

We are unable to nicely summarize these changes, so this release will
not have
a list of the most important ones, if you are concerned about a specific
area
feel free to ask on the Mailing list or stop by on IRC.

Special (alphabetic) thanks go to:

Aman ‘tmm1’ Gupta - Tons of patches, support
andy - Cleanup
Ara T. Howard - Tagz templating engine
Clive Crous - Patches, cleanup
evaryont - Patches for identity helper
James T. - OSX compatibility, cleanup and fixes
Jonathan ‘Kashia’ Buch - Patches, support and the first ramaze
paper
Keita Y. - Much work on the benchmark suite
Leo Borisenko - Fix for SourceReload on windows
Pistos - Mathetes, patches and lots of friendly
support
Riku Räisäenen - Patches for scaffolding example
Ryan Grove - Various fixes and patches
Sam Carr - Patches and action matching speedup
Thomas L. - Patches for identity helper
Wang Jinjing - patches, 1.9/1.8.7 compatibility

A complete Changelog is available at
http://github.com/manveru/ramaze/tree/master/doc/CHANGELOG?raw=true

Known issues:

  • none yet, waiting for your reports :slight_smile:

Ramaze Features:

  • Builds on top of the Rack library, which provides easy use of
    adapters like
    Mongrel, WEBrick, LiteSpeed, Thin, CGI or FCGI.

  • Supports a wide range of templating-engines like: Amrita2, Erubis,
    Haml,
    Liquid, Markaby, Remarkably and its own engine called Ezamar and
    (still
    unofficial) Nagoro.

  • Highly modular structure: you can just use the parts you like. This
    also
    means that it’s very simple to add your own customizations.

  • A variety of helpers is already available, giving you things like
    advanced
    caching, OpenID-authentication or aspect-oriented programming for
    your
    controllers.

  • It is possible to use the ORM you like, be it Sequel, DataMapper,
    ActiveRecord, Og, Kansas or something more simplistic like DBI, or a
    wrapper around YAML::Store.

  • Good documentation: although we don’t have 100% documentation right
    now
    (dcov says around 75%), just about every part of Ramaze is covered
    with
    basic and advanced docs. There are a variety of examples,
    screencasts and a
    tutorial available.

  • Friendly community: there are people from all over the world using
    Ramaze,
    so you can get almost instant help and info.

For more information please come to http://ramaze.net or ask directly on
IRC
irc://irc.freenode.net/#ramaze

Thank you, Michael ‘manveru’ Fellinger and the Ramaze community

Michael F. wrote:

Sweet!

Thanks to the Ramazers for such great work.