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Last updated August 1, 2003
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Webware 0.8.1 Released
8/1/03

Webware 0.8.1 was released today. It contains an important security fix, and all users should upgrade. See the release notes for details. You can also browse the documentation online.

You can download 0.8.1 here.


Webware 0.8 Released
2/9/03

The final version of 0.8 was released today. Many improvements have been made since 0.7; see the release notes for details.

You can browse the documentation online, or go directly to the release notes

You can download 0.8 here.


Webware 0.8 beta 3 Released
2/4/03

The third preview version of 0.8 was released today. This includes an update fixing compatibility with PSP and Python 2.3a1 as well as minor updates to the documentation. This beta release is expected to last a few days to verify these final fixes prior to a final 0.8 release. You can browse the documentation online, or go directly to the release notes

You can download 0.8b3 here.


Webware 0.8 beta 2 Released
1/29/03

The second preview version of 0.8 was released today. This includes a working Apache2 adapter module mod_webkit2, as well as fixes to PSP and other areas. The documentation has been updated as well, moving towards the final release of 0.8. You can browse the documentation online, or go directly to the release notes

You can download 0.8b2 here.


Webware 0.8 beta 1 Released
1/21/03

The first preview version of 0.8 was released today. Many improvements have been made over the 0.7 release. See the release notes for more details. You can browse the documentation online.

You can download 0.8b1 here.


Webware 0.7 Released
3/30/02

The final version of 0.7 was released today. Many improvements have been made since 0.6.1; see the release notes for details. You can browse the documentation online.

You can download 0.7 here.


Webware 0.7 beta 3 Released
3/25/02

The third preview version of 0.7 was released today. Differences from 0.7 beta 2 are a few minor bugfixes, and a new setting in Application.config controlling email behavior.

Update 3/26/02: There is a known bug in emailing error messages. If you are emailing error messages, you will want to download a fixed version of WebKit/ExceptionHandler.py here. This fix will be incorporated into 0.7 final. There are no other known outstanding changes before final.

You can download 0.7b3 here.


Webware 0.7 beta 2 Released
3/16/02

The second preview version of 0.7 was released today. Differences from 0.7 beta 1 are a few minor bugfixes, a new feature in PSP, and a new version numbering policy: Webware components no longer have independent version numbers. There are no known outstanding changes for the final version.

You can download 0.7b2 here.


Webware 0.7 beta 1 Released
3/6/02

The first preview version of 0.7 was released today containing new features in MiddleKit, PSP and WebKit with some other minor changes and fixes. There are no known outstanding changes for the final version.

You can download 0.7b1 here.


PowerPoint Slides From Python10 Are Available
2/12/02

The PowerPoint slides from a presentation given by Geoff Talvola at the Python10 conference are now available in the Papers area.


Webware 0.6.1 beta 1 Released
12/9/01

The first preview version of 0.6.1 was released today featuring a few bugfixes for MiddleKit and WebKit. There are no known outstanding changes for the final version.

You can download 0.6.1b1 here.


Webware 0.6 Final Released
12/2/01

The final version of Webware 0.6 was released today. The release notes have been greatly expanded and should include all major items of interest.

This will be the last major release to support Python 1.5.2. Webware 0.7 will require Python 2.0 (which has been out for over a year) or greater.

You can download 0.6 here.


Webware 0.6 beta 3 Released
11/28/01

The third beta of Webware 0.6 was released today with very minor changes. The most notable improvement is that Python 2.2 is now supported (and still going back to 1.5.2). This is the last beta for 0.6.

You can download 0.6b3 here.


Webware 0.6 beta 2 Released
10/29/01

The second beta of Webware 0.6 was released today. The only change from the first beta is that support for Python 1.5.2 is functional again.

You can download 0.6b2 here.


Webware 0.6 beta 1 Released
10/28/01

The first beta of Webware 0.6 was released today. The code in this release is near final, although release notes are fairly sketchy. This release will mostly likely be followed by a beta 2 in 1-2 weeks featuring solutions to problems you report.

You can download 0.6b1 here.


Webware Wiki Created
10/27/01

The Webware Wiki has been created in order to capture the knowledge being shared on the discussion list in a form that is easy to reference and browse. We'll be exploring the relationship and boundaries between the Wiki and official Webware docs as we go.

If you have some Webware knowledge to share, please stop by the Wiki and drop it off!

Thanks to Ian Bicking at ColorStudy for providing this.


Webware 0.6 alpha 1 Released
10/8/01

The first alpha of Webware 0.6 was released today. The code in this release is near final, although release notes for 0.6 are fairly sketchy. This release will mostly likely be followed by a beta in 1-2 weeks featuring solutions to problems you report.

You can download 0.6a1 here.


InfoWorld Article
6/11/01

Nicholas Petreley says "the WebKit portion of Webware...really carries Python into the big leagues for Web application development." See more at:
InfoWorld: The OpenSource


Template Library Index
4/30/01

An index of various templating packages (most in Python; some in Java) has been created at Papers/Templates/.

Some of these are under active development via discussions on webware-discuss.


Linux Journal Coverage
4/26/01

Mike Orr writes "My favorite discovery was Webware." Read more at:
It Fits Your Brain...


Release Candidate #3 for 0.5.1
4/26/01

Release candidate 3 of Webware 0.5.1 is now available:
  Webware-0.5.1rc3.tar.gz (421 KB)

This release contains security fixes and bug fixes and is recommended for all users. Details are in the release notes.

Please give it a try and report any problems.


Introduction to Webware

This paper, presented at the Python 9 conference, has now been uploaded to the new Papers section of the web site.


Webware at Python 9

Most of the Webware development team and several users were at the Python 9 conference.
Here are highlights from the conference.

Webware for Python is a suite of software components for developing object-oriented, web-based applications. The suite uses well known design patterns and includes popular features such as:

  • A fast, easy-to-use application server
  • Servlets
  • Python Server Pages (PSP)
  • Object-relational mapper
  • Task scheduler
  • User manager with authentication
  • CGI wrapper

Key goals of the project include:

  • Python-oriented.
  • Object-oriented.
  • An expansive suite of components and features to cover common needs of web developers.
  • Modular architecture where components can be used together or independently.
  • Excellent documentation and numerous examples.
  • Open source development and community.

Download

Download Webware 0.8.1 (738 KB).

After downloading the distribution, which is a .tar.gz file, unravel it:

  • UNIX: tar xzf Webware-0.8.1.tar.gz
  • Windows: Use WinZip or any other tool that understands gzipped tar files. Make sure the filename ends in .tar.gz or .tgz.

The _README file is in the Webware-0.8.1/ directory.
The documentation starts at Webware-0.8.1/Docs/index.html.

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