GWT 2.5.1 RC1 is here!

Posted by Bhaskar Janakiraman - Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:54:00 PM

Today we are excited to announce GWT 2.5.1 Release Candidate 1.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

GWT 2.5.1 is a maintenance release, with many bug fixes. For a quick run-down of GWT 2.5.1 changes, read the release notes.

You can download this release from here.

- GWT Team


Hidra said...

Great work!
Do you have a public timeline of how long the release candidate phase will last? Yes, I'm another annoying user asking for a release date. But it would be nice to see a release process, similar to the Mozilla's, for instance.
Thank you.

Bhaskar Janakiraman said...

For minor releases, I expect it to be a couple of weeks, but it depending on what critical issues are found, and how long it will take to fix them.

Hidra said...

"We will release as soon as it is done" is the typical saying when there isn't a release process. =/

Maybe I'm asking too much. I just would like to know if there will be a release in the next month, for instance, to prepare my team to upgrade versions (and to sync with other upgrades). I know when my browser will be updated, my OS will be updated, my web server will be updated, but I don't know when GWT (one of the core libraries of my projects) will be updated. Is that ... bad? Not exactly. But could be better.

Bhaskar Janakiraman said...

Yes, you are asking too much.

A Release Candidate gets promoted to Final after community use, feedback and additional fixes if any, all of which are done voluntarily.

You can help this process by trying out the Release Candidates and reporting issues. But if you choose to wait for a Final version, you just have to be patient, since we believe more in getting a quality release out, than the exact timing of the release.

Hidra said...

Working with open projects is really nice. I wish I could just say to my customers "I'll deploy it only when it's done, don't ask me for dates!".

(The typical response to that is "ok then, I'll pay for it when I want, don't ask for dates...".)

So distant worlds...

Anyway, keep going with the good work ;-) Maybe someday I join your world, the open world.

Lehel Sipos said...

Great work, waiting for 2.6 :)
Does the gwt4nb plugin (gwt for netbeans ide) need to be recompiled?

Hidra said...

Sorry for rising the undead, but just to finish the talk: at the Google I/O of this year (2013), Daniel Kurka and Ray Cromwell presented a session called "GWT Roadmap for the Future". Link:

At this session, near in the end (31:20), Ray talked about a release process, quite the thing I was asking (too much) here. That's all I wished to hear, and now I'm confident again in using GWT in my projects. Thanks for the attention and keep going with the good work!

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