With this release, Impala is now feature complete for the 1.0 final release, with only minor enhancements and bug fixes planned before this happens.
Impala 1.0 RC1 contains a number of big feature improvements from the previous release:
- a more powerful and flexible mechanism for mapping web requests to and within modules, making it easier to build truly multi-module web applications.
- a new Spring web namespace for registering servlets, filters and other web artifacts in Impala web modules.
- enhancements to make the automatic module reloading mechanism more robust and suitable for applying in production environments.
- various other minor bug fixes and enhancements, particularly in the areas of build, dynamic services and class loading.