Latest developments in TurboGears land
There hasn't been a major TurboGears release for some time now, so some people might have gotten the impression that this project is stalled. But this is fortunately far from the truth. While Florent Aide is working continuously on fixing bugs in the TG 1.x branch and preparing a 1.1 release, the folks around Mark Ramm are advancing towards bringing the new TG 2.0 to a point where it is ready for wider use.
So, to bring you up to speed on what's happening in the TurboGears world, here's a summary of the latest and upcoming events:
- On Dec 2, 2007 Florent Aide released TurboGears 1.0.4b3. This is the third in a row of beta releases before 1.0.4 final and there will probably be one more beta release before the final version is ready. 1.0.4 will be the last release of the 1.0.x branch, before it goes into maintenance mode and work on the 1.x front will concentrate on a TG 1.1 release.
- On Dec 9, 2007 Christopher Perkins announced version 0.1a2 of DBSprockets a future replacement for CatWalk and FastData. Currently, DBSprockets only works with TG2 and SQLAlchemy, but TG1 and SQLObject support may be added in the future.
- Yours Truly announced TurboFeeds 0.1b on Dec 8, 2007, a TurboGears extension for generating Feeds in RSS and Atom formats.
- Bruce Eckel will host The Flex-TurboGears Jam on February 18-21, 2008 in Crested Butte, Colorado, USA.
- We are planning a world-wide TurboGears 2 sprint in January. I will probably host the German section in Cologne. I will post more details here in time.
- Mark Ramm will hold a talk about TurboGears 2 and Pylons at PyCon 2008.
That's all for now, if you want to stay up to date on TurboGears, you can also go to the TurboGears planet, where this blog is monitored as well.