On the road to Merb-1.0
Posted by ezmobius Mon, 14 Jan 2008 21:35:00 GMT
We are currently slaving away on a complete refactor/revamping of the merb framework on our way towards 1.0.
Here is a nice article about the progress and roadmap we are taking.
You can follow the merb-core development on github here:
Basically we are completely refactoring merb into a merb-core and merb-more gem plus many pliugins. This is to make it as tight as humanly possible going forward so merb1.0 will be a stable api and system upon release.
This means new documentation standards as well as full Rack support so merb will run on mongrel, evented_mongrel, swiftiplied_mongrel, thin, fcgi, webrick and ebb. Plus any other rack servers that come into existence.
This also means that merb’s app layout is no longer hard coded. You will be able to run a single file merb app or the current rails-like app layout or create your own with a flexible dsl.
I’m pretty excited about the future of Merb. Yehuda Katz and I are now working full time on Merb and related technologies. Engine Yard’s new control panel will be written in merb and EY is also offering the same level of support for Merb that it does for Rails apps. Cool stuff is on the horizon.
So bear with us a bit as we head for Merb 1.0 with a scalable API as well as scalable ruby web platform.