Velocity v1.0 Released
The Velocity team is proud to announce that version 1.0 of the
Velocity Template Engine is now released.
Congratulations and thanks to all participants in the
Update April 10, 2001 : A minor bugfix release candidate, Velocity v1.0.1-rc1,
has been made available for download and testing. This release candidate contains minor fixes
and documentation updates to the v1.0 release. Please see the
Velocity in the News
The Sun Dot-Com Builder developer information site just did a "Best Practices" product profile on Velocity. Check it out
here. Thanks Sun!
What is Velocity?
Velocity is a Java-based template engine. It permits web page designers
to use simple yet powerful template language to reference objects
defined in Java code. Web designers can work in parallel with Java
programmers to develop web sites according to the Model-View-Controller
(MVC) model, meaning that web page designers can focus solely on creating
a site that looks good, and programmers can focus solely on writing
top-notch code. Velocity separates Java code from the web pages,
making the web site more maintainable over the long run and providing
a viable alternative to
Java Server Pages
(JSPs) or PHP.
Velocity's capabilities reach well beyond the realm of web sites; for
example, it can generate SQL and PostScript and XML (see Anakia for more information on XML transformations)
from templates. It can be used either as a standalone utility for
generating source code and reports, or as an integrated component of other
systems. Velocity also provides template services for the
Turbine web application
framework. Velocity+Turbine provides a template service that will allow
web applications to be developed according to a true MVC model.
Where do I get releases?
The current release version is version 1.0.
The release distribution is available in both
formats, and are found here.
We also have a release candidate of a minor bugfix release, version 1.0.1-rc1.
It is found here.
Where do I get nightly snapshots?
Nightly snapshots of the Velocity CVS can be found
These are meant to provide easy access to the actual project CVS tree.
As this is our live development workspace, there are
no guarantees as to what you will find there,although we do our best to maintain
a buildable source tree.
If you are looking for the stable supported release, please use the current
release of Velocity.
If you are willing to risk getting dirty, we invite you to try the nightly snapshot
to see the current state of affairs (and help out!)
Public CVS access is also available.