As we had hoped, GWT 1.3 RC 2 has proved stable and is ready to graduate today, making build 1.3.3 the official GWT 1.3 distribution. If you've been waiting to upgrade to 1.3, it's ready when you are.
In case you missed the news, GWT 1.3 is the first fully open source version of GWT. Our open source charter, "Making GWT Better," explained that GWT development would take place in the open, and that we'd even publish our engineering meeting notes. We're happy to report that it's working out really well. We've had many fruitful discussions on the contributors forum, and we've already received and accepted some patches that will make it into the next version of GWT.
There have also been a few noteworthy developments in the larger GWT community:
- Instantiations just announced a new Linux-compatible version of GWT Designer, which is also bundled with WindowBuilderPro 6.1.
- David Geary has recently put the finishing touches on his online book, Google Web Toolkit Solutions: Cool & Useful Stuff.
- GWT engineers Miguel Mendez and Kelly Norton are going to run a GWT tutorial at EclipseCon 2007 in March.
- Also in March, I'll be at TSSJS Vegas discussing how developers can write big apps effectively with GWT and how you can help make GWT better now that it's fully open source.