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Mach-II 1.6.0 Release Candidate 1

November 11, 2008 · 1 Comment

I just noticed that Mach-II 1.6.0 Release Candidate 1 has just been released! I remember looking at early builds of 1.6.0 some time ago and being very impressed by the additional features. It's great to see it reach RC status (in time for MAX?). You can read the What's New in 1.6 wiki page to learn about the recent additions. I had already used the publish/subscribe listener invocation (more like Model-Glue), the improved Application.cfc integration and the ColdSpring Property (which replaces the old Plugin). The major new features in 1.6 are caching and logging which were not in the early build I was using, unfortunately (for me!). Official support is provided for Adobe ColdFusion MX 7 / 8, Open BlueDragon 7+, New Atlanta BlueDragon 7+ (but not BlueDragon.NET - which I was a bit surprised by). They're hoping to add official support for Railo soon - but have heard that it runs just fine on that engine.

Tags: coldfusion · machii

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Peter J. Farrell // Dec 2, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Just thought I would comment on not officially supporting BD.net. There reasons are thus:

    1) None of Team Mach-II uses BD.net
    2) Due to #1, we don't test on BD.net
    3) We do not know of anybody that has used or wants to use Mach-II on BD.net
    4) We do use several Java classes such a string buffers and hash sets among other things and their support on BD.net's C# java equivalents is unknown.

    Glad you liked the features in 1.6 Sean. Even more exciting stuff in 1.8 such as loading page-views by convention using view loaders, packages, toolkit improvements (bundled plugins, properties, event-filters) and the ability to reload a single listener (filter, plugin or property) from the Mach-II dashboard without having reload the entire framework. Some of these things are already in the 1.8 BER.

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