This release contains a number of enhancements:
- simplifications making it easier to migrate existing Spring-based projects to use Impala. It is now possible to run Impala as part of an existing virtually unchanged traditional Spring web application, which should significantly simplify the task of migrating an existing Spring application to use Impala.
- support for JSPs deployed within individual web modules. Prior to 1.0 RC3, JSPs need to be contained within the web application folder. With 1.0 RC3 it is now possible to completely modularise the web elements of a JSP-based web application.
- support load time weaving of aspects created using AspectJ.
- various other minor features and bug fixes.
For more information on this release see: http://code.google.com/p/impala/wiki/Release1_0RC3Announcement.
In the next couple of weeks, I plan to add more documentation on how to get Impala working nicely with Maven, and how to migrate an existing Spring-based project to use Impala.
Please don't hesitate to report any issues you may encounter, which you can do on the Impala issue tracker: http://code.google.com/p/impala/issues/list.