Red Hat
Dec 1, 2011
by The Entire TorqueBox Team

TorqueBox v2.0.0.beta1

The entire TorqueBox team is proud to announce immediate availability of TorqueBox v2.0.0.beta1.

What is TorqueBox?

TorqueBox builds upon the JBoss AS Java application server, mixing in JRuby, to provide a scalable platform for Ruby applications, including support for Rails, Sinatra and other Rack-based frameworks.

In addition to supporting popular web frameworks, TorqueBox bridges many common Java facilities provided by JBoss, including scheduled jobs, caching, messaging, and services.

What's in this release?

This is the first beta for our 2.0.0 release, which is a major upgrade over the 1.x you may already be familiar with. Notable inclusions in this release include

  • JRuby 1.6.5 (with better Ruby 1.9 support)
  • JBoss AS7 (faster boot time, smaller memory footprint)
  • Multi-resource distributed XA transactions
  • WebSockets/STOMP

If you've been following our incremental builds, this will mostly be just a label change for you.

What's next?

We'd like everyone to give our beta1 release a whirl, report any issues you find in JIRA, and we hope to have another beta before the end of the year. We absolutely promise not to let Bob run this beta cycle, in order to keep it a reasonable length.

The final 2.0.0 really shouldn't be too far down the line, now.