[ANN] Ramaze 2009.07


Michael Fellinger

The Ramaze development team is happy to announce version 2009.07 of Ramaze,=
light and modular open source web framework that tries to stay out of your =

This release contains mostly bug fixes and compatibility improvements,
but also a new
LRU cache and support for the Less templating engine.

Also, thanks to the work of Jeremy Evans, Scaffolding Extensions works with=
current version of Ramaze again, giving you a powerful and simple way to
provide CRUD and admin interfaces for Sequel and ActiveRecord.

I also would like to take this opportunity to ask for volunteers that are
running on Windows, we are currently working on a major overhaul of the ram=
executable and would like to make sure it behaves correctly.
If you are interested, check out the modular-bin branch and report any issu=
on the bug tracker or hang out on IRC.

=3D=3D Metadata

Home page: http://ramaze.net
Wiki: http://wiki.ramaze.net

Repository: http://github.com/manveru/ramaze
Bug tracker: http://github.com/manveru/ramaze/issues

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 < Ramaze::Controller
def index
'Hello, World!'


=3D=3D Summarized changes with their respective commits

- Aaron M=C3=BCller
- Update identity helper with new link helper

- Masahiro Nakagawa
- Rewrite localization example

- Michael Fellinger (manveru)
- Adding support for the less CSS templating engine
- Adding LRU cache
- Fixing problems in paginate
- Better defaults for proto specs
- The Helper::Cache#cache_value optionally takes a block now
- Make sure proto/config.ru points to correct location
- Fix annoying behaviour when '/' location is assigned to an app loaded
earlier, apps loaded afterwards would overwrite the mapping. This cause=
some very annoying and hard to debug behaviour.
- Fix bacon task dependency
- Fix Controller to work properly on Ruby 1.8.6
- Fix bug when using localmemcache on Ruby 1.9
- Fix the misc/css example
- Remove Helper::Cache#cache method
- Use absolute paths for requires in all ramaze specs, $LOAD_PATH in Ruby
1.9.2 will not include '.'
- Remove ContentLength middleware from :live and :dev modes. Rack handler=
use it already.
- Refactor contrib/addressable_route, it now uses instance variables and =
take a mapping on initialize.

A complete Changelog is available at

=3D=3D Known issues

- When running on Ruby 1.9.x, Rack 1.0.0 has problems with the encoding, it=
recommended to use master HEAD from http://github.com/rack/rack until the
next release of Rack.
- When running on Ruby 1.9.2dev (ruby trunk), using the thin handler can le=
to memory leaks. The cause is yet unknown, please use Ruby 1.9.1 or anoth=
handler (mongrel, webrick, and fcgi are known to work well)

=3D=3D Ramaze Features

- Builds on top of the Rack library, which provides easy use of adapters li=
Mongrel, WEBrick, LiteSpeed, Thin, CGI, SCGI, or FCGI.

- Supports a wide range of templating-engines like: ERB, Erubis, Haml, Less=
Liquid, Maruku, Redcloth, Remarkably, Sass, Tagz, Tenjin. And its own eng=
called Etanni, Ezamar, Gestalt, and 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 advance=
caching, OpenID-authentication or aspect-oriented programming for your

- It is possible to use the ORM you like, be it Sequel, DataMapper,
ActiveRecord, Og, Kansas or something more simplistic like M4DBI.

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

- Friendly community: there are people from all over the world using Ramaze=
, so
you can get plenty of help and information around the clock.

For more information please come to http://ramaze.net or ask directly on IR=

Thank you, Michael 'manveru' Fellinger and the Ramaze community

^ manveru


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