After a *lot* of development effort, the Apache Isis committers are delighted to announce the release of v2.0.0-M3 of the framework.

This is a major milestone release that "re-platforms" Apache Isis so that it now runs on top of Spring Boot 2.x.  JDK8 is the minimum.  Some highlights:

  • A new convenience parent pom builds on top of Spring Boot’s similar parent pom, to make it easy to develop new apps, along with simplified "mavendeps" pom’s.
  • The Maven archetypes have been replaced with Starter Apps in github repos.
  • Configuration properties have been refactored, and can now be specified (with intellisense hints) using Spring’s or application.yml

New features:

  • a new @Property#projecting allows view model summaries to be returned as "projections" of underlying entities.
  • new layout() method (or UI event) allows a domain object to specify which layout file should be used to render it.
  • there is no longer any need to specify @ParameterLayout#named()
  • there is now a security integration with Keycloak

There are also a number of new extensions:

  • Flyway (integrating with Spring Boot’s support)
  • pdf.js (for Wicket viewer)
  • fullcalendar (for Wicket viewer)
  • excel download (for Wicket viewer)

Other improvements include:

  • Integration test support, and BDD (Cucumber) "spec" support have been refactored to run on Spring Boot with Junit 5.
  • New demo app to demonstrate new features.
  • New smoketest app to catch regressions

Finally, the website has been updated to use Antora.

Full release notes are available on the Apache Isis website at [1].
You can access this release directly from the Maven central repo [2].
Alternatively, download the release and build it from source [3].


--The Apache Isis team