Dear Spring Community
I'm pleased to make the following two announcements:
* Acegi Security will become a Spring subproject from release 1.0.0.
* Acegi Security release 0.8.0 is now available.
OFFICIAL SUBPROJECT STATUS
Official subproject status means a closer relationship with the Spring Core project, broader adoption in Spring-powered projects, and the availability of quality professional services via Interface 21. A separate announcement will be published in the near future with additional details.
Rod Johnson comments: "Subproject status for Acegi Security is overdue. Its quality and flexible design makes it a worthy part of the Spring family, and it exhibits the architectural consistency our users expect. Security is a core concern in the enterprise, and as in so many other areas a good generic framework offers tremendous value to developers. We're already seeing a lot of interest in the community and among our clients, and expect that adoption will progress in leaps and bounds with the 1.0.0 release."
There are many improvements and fixes in release 0.8.0 (as listed at http://acegisecurity.sourceforge.net...es-report.html). New features include:
* Significant simplification of filter setup
* Anonymous authentication support
* Remember-me authentication support
* Concurrent login prevention support
* Digest authentication support (safer than BASIC authentication)
* Source ZIPs for easier IDE integration, and nightly CVS snapshots
* Various other fixes and improvements
Most of these new features were added as a direct result of community feedback. We always welcome your feedback and suggestions.
As per the Apache APR project versioning guidelines, this is a major release. We definitely expect the next major release will be 1.0.0, although release 0.8.0 should be considered stable enough for most projects to use. There are detailed upgrade instructions included in the release ZIP and on the Acegi Security home page.
For Maven users, Acegi Security's latest JARs are available from http://acegisecurity.sourceforge.net...isecurity/jars. Release 0.8.0 will be added to iBiblio very shortly.
Please visit http://acegisecurity.sourceforge.net to learn more about Acegi Security's features, browse online documentation, or download the latest release.
We hope you find this new release useful in your projects.