September 17, 2010

Aida/Web 6.1 released

Janko Mivsek has annouced that a new version of Aida/web Application server and Web framework is released for Squeak/Pharo and Visualworks.

What's new in 6.1?
  • Inline translation to multiple languages: to translate your web applications to other languages inline by just clicking the text on the page. Translation is immediately stored in class methods on your web app classes.
  • Standalone web apps, no link to the domain model needed
  • Ajaxified input validation
  • Action blocks (aka callbacks)
  • Routing of web requests
  • Static serving moved to a special StaticServer class
  • IE8 support in IE7 emulation mode to avoid manual checking of IE8 Compatibility view
  • AdvancedSearch widget introduced, for easier implementation of advanced search in web apps
  • Email messenger introduced for easier sending emails with notifications and similar from your web apps
  • RegistrationApp, a standalone web app to guide the user registration process
  • Pluggable authentication, with default authenticator from local security settings included, LDAP authenticator as add-on.
See the release notes for detailed list of all new features and bugs resolved, with most important ones emphasized at
For Squeak/Pharo there is now a Metacello configuration available. To install for instance Pharo just evaluate this script:

Gofer new
        squeaksource: 'MetacelloRepository';
        package: 'ConfigurationOfAida';

((Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfAida) project version: '6.1') load.
SwazooAida demoStart.

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