2011-04-07:    Parsley 2.4.0 Final Release

After two milestones released in recent months, the new version is finally ready. Like all Parsley 2 releases with a change in the second digit, it is a bigger update, with significant improvements around reflection performance, several new features and a few internal refactorings.

The version should be fully backwards-compatible for application code and configuration, so it can be used as a drop-in replacement for applications based on Parsley 2.3. For custom extensions it might happen that they need some level of adjustment, as there were a few refactorings in the kernel API, but not nearly as many as for the 2.3 release.

These are the major additions and enhancements for Parsley 2.4, including all features that were already added in the two milestone releases:

List of smaller additions and enhancements that make your life easier:

List of internal improvements for increased robustness, simplicity and efficiency:

The final release of version 2.4 will be followed by one or at most two maintenance releases, depending on how many issues will surface. Version 2.4 will be the last major update to Parsley 2. After the maintenance releases, development of version 3 will start, with first milestones expected this summer. A separate news entry will be posted in the coming weeks that will summarize the plans for the new version.

You can download the new version here.

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