Cross-posted from the ModeShape blog.
The ModeShape community is very proud and happy to announce the availability of 3.0.0.CR1.
This is our first candidate release (CR) for 3.0, which means that if all goes well and no issues are found, we’ll simply retag this as 3.0.0.Final. However, if issues are discovered with CR1, then we’ll fix those and cut a CR2 release for additional testing. This will continue until we release 3.0.0.Final, which will be no earlier than October 17 so that people have time to test and use the candidate release.
All the artifacts are available in the JBoss Maven repository, and you can follow our instructions for using ModeShape in your Maven application. Or, download one of our distributions, including kits to install ModeShape as a service within JBoss AS7.1.1.Final or AS7.2 (which hasn't yet been released, but you can build it from the source). Check out our documentation, release notes, JavaDoc, and our code on GitHub; use our forums or IRC channel to ask questions, and log any issues in our JIRA.
If you’re using an alpha or beta release, we strongly urge you to upgrade to this release since we think this might be what we’ll deliver in 3.0.0.Final, and because we’ve made almost 3 dozen fixes and improvements compared with the previous beta versions.
As with earlier beta releases, this release passes 100% of the JSR-283 TCK tests with all JCR features that were available in ModeShape 2.x. (Note that we won’t officially certify until 3.0.0.Final, but you can run the TCK tests yourself by downloading our source and running “mvn -s settings.xml clean install -Pjcr-tck”.)
As always, we couldn't do this without all the help from our community members. Well done, and keep up the great work!