Cutelyst 0.10.0 released!
Cutelyst, a Qt web framework just got a new release, this version took a little longer but now I think it has evolved enough for a new version.
The more important improvements of this release were the new JSON view, which is an easy way to return a JSON response without worry with including QJson casses (all the magic is done by QJsonObject::fromVariantMap(), and the component splitting that help us get API and ABI stabilization.
The Cutelyst::Core target has all the Core functionality that simple application needs, it's the foundation of the framework, Context, Request, Response are all core classes that one cannot live without, then you can add Cutelyst::Plugin::Session target to add Session handling functionality, which in case you don't like it you can create your own session handling but still use Cutelyst::Core functionality. Action classes were also split out of Core, and are automatically loaded, thus only having code that you are really using ActionClass('REST') will load the ActionREST plugin or fail the application if it could not be loaded. Here is a more complete version of the changes:
- Reduce CMake requirement to cmake 2.8.12
- Use some Qt compile definitions to have more strict building
- Add a JSON view which gets stash data and returns it's data as JSON
- Split out components, Core, View::Grantlee, View::JSON...
- Make special Action classes loadable plugins ActionREST
- Fix build on OSX, with a working Travis CI
- Fix memory aliment of uWSGI plugin
- Make Authentication methods static for convenience
- Expose engine threads/cores information
- Align memory of some classes
- Fix compiling on Qt 5.5
- Rework Session handling and extend it to match Catalyst::Plugin::Session
- Now Controllers, Views, Plugins and DispatchTypes get automatically registered if they are children of Cutelyst::Application
- Fix Session cookie expires
- Require Qt 5.4 due QString::splitRef()
- Add some more documentation
- Removed ViewEngine class
The 0.11.0 roadmap:
- Add unit tests, yes this is the most important thing I want to add to Cutelyst right, having API and ABI stable means nothing if internal logic changes and your app stops working the way it should on a new Cutelyst release
- Depend on Qt 5.5
- Declarative way of describing application (QML)
- Some sort of Catalyst::Plugin::I18N for localization support