[ANN] Aida/Web 6.2 Spring edition is out

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[ANN] Aida/Web 6.2 Spring edition is out

Janko Mivšek
Dear Smalltalkers,

On the sunny side of the Alps we have a spring already, so let me bring
a bit spring to you too with this new Aida release :)

Fresh features from last month:

  - new event framework
  - unified JSON messaging (over WebSocket, Ajax, Comet)
  - pure JavaScript for Ajax, Prototype loaded only on demand
  - image based persistence - snapshot every hour
  - view active/logged sessions in Security
  - whitelisted IPs in Security
  - red 'browser not supported' warning on top of page

And to repeat new features from Christmas beta:

  *Mobile* devices like smartpone and tablet support, with mobile
  device detection and special mobile CSS as addition to screen CSS, so
  that you can easily adapt your existing apps to mobile simply by
  overriding the existing CSS.

  *HTML5* support: Aida switches now to HTML5 by default and HTML5
  specific features will be gradually added, WebSocket is there
  already, local storage and offline support comes next.

  *WebSocket* support for bidirectional communication between server
  and browser, as a replacement for Comet. WebSocket channel is now
  automatically open on the session with WebSocket capable browser.

  *JSON* messaging introduced to be gradually used as only message
  format in unified (Ajax or WebSocket) communication between server
  and browser

  *Widget forms" introduced, hierarchy of forms follow the hierarchy of
  standalone widgets, each widget can Ajax submit its own form together
  with subforms in subwidgets.

There is now a continuously built One-click Pharo image (with new Aida
preloaded and running) available via Download now button on
http://wwww.aidaweb.si/download.html (thanks Pharo guys!).

6.2 is released on Squeak/Pharo and VisualWorks and it will be also
avaiable on the soon to be released VisualWorks 7.8 CD.

Release notes with most important new features highlighted are available
at: http://www.aidaweb.si/release-notes-6.2 .

Happy web smalltalking with new Aida!

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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Re: [ANN] Aida/Web 6.2 Spring edition is out

Geert Claes
Great stuff Janko!