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Many new features in latest 0.6.2 release of Seagull Framework

Posted on 27 April 2007 by Demian Turner

Okay … it took a bit of time to get this release
out, 4 months to be exact which broke our monthly release cycle that
has been maintained for several years now. What’s up you ask? Have been
very busy working on a startup venture with some clever guys, more info
to come.

The main focus of 0.6.2
has been managing module resources so that they are completely
independent from the core framework and are easy to install. To that
end, everything a module might need can now be bundled in a single
archive which can be unzipped in the modules directory, and Seagull
will take care of everything else during the install process. Modules
can now additionally contain any template or data resources, which
include HTML, CSS, js and a range of data files. With the possibility
of adding additional include paths, and config or setup files on a
per-module basis, it’s much easier to incorporate advanced features
into your projects without touching the core.

Having said that, now the the 0.6 branch is quite
stable and feature complete we’ll be moving back to trunk and
developing new features that have been in the pipeline for several
months. The main focus will be on further decoupling the core framework
(everything in seagull/lib/SGL) from the bundled modules, and in future
releases all non-core features will be installable on-demand only. The
result will be a much smaller, more manageable core, therefore more
frequent releases, and better choice in terms of extra components for
framework users.

Back in 0.6.2 there has been a lot of work going on
behind the scenes, here are a few highlights from a quick look at the
CHANGELOG:

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Fabio Says:

    \o/ Great news! Awesome work.

    You guys rock,
    Fabio:)

  2. Davert Says:

    At last 😉

    But you was faster then my FirstPage. Ok, I will have some free time and update it to 0.6.2

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