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Apache Wicket 1.3 ================= This is the readme file for the Apache Wicket project. Apache Wicket is an open source, java, component based, web application framework. With proper mark-up/logic separation, a POJO data model, and a refreshing lack of XML, Apache Wicket makes developing web-apps simple and enjoyable again. Swap the boilerplate, complex debugging and brittle code for powerful, reusable components written with plain Java and HTML. Apache Wicket can be found at: http://wicket.apache.org and is licensed under the Apache Software Foundation license, version 2.0. Contents -------- - License - Java/Application server requirements - What is in this package - Getting started - Dependencies - Building Wicket from source - Migrating from 1.2 - Getting help - Cryptographic Software Notice License ------- Wicket is distributed under the terms of the Apache Software Foundation license, version 2.0. The text is included in the file LICENSE in the root of the project. Java/Application server requirements ------------------------------------ Wicket requires at least Java 1.4. The application server for running your web application should adhere to the servlet specification version 2.3 or newer. What is in this package ----------------------- The archive you just downloaded and unpacked contains the source code and the jars of the core projects of Wicket. If you are just starting out, you probably only need to include wicket-x.jar, where x stands for the version. As a rule, use just the jars you need. You will find the source code here: - src/jdk-1.4 - wicket - wicket-extensions - wicket-datetime - wicket-ioc - wicket-spring - wicket-velocity - wicket-quickstart - src/jdk-1.5 - wicket-examples - wicket-auth-roles - wicket-spring-annot - wicket-guice - wicket-jmx - wicket-objectssizeof-agent Here is a list of projects in this distribution and what they do. - wicket: the core project, includes the framework and basic components; - wicket-extensions: contains utilities and more specialized components; - wicket-auth-roles: a basic authorization package based on roles; - wicket-datetime: contains date/ time specific components such as a date picker; - wicket-jmx: registers JMX beans for managing things like your Wicket configuration and markup cache; - wicket-objectssizeof-agent: utility for making better estimates of object sizes in the JVM - most people probably never need this; - wicket-ioc: base project for IoC (aka DI) implementations such as Spring and Guice; - wicket-spring: support project for using Spring with Wicket; - wicket-spring-annot: supports including Spring managed dependencies through using @SpringBean annotations - recommended for most users who use Spring and can use JDK 5 and up; - wicket-guice: support project for using Google Guice with Wicket; - wicket-velocity: contains special components for rendering Velocity templates using Wicket components - most people probably don't need this, but it can be neat when you want to do CMS-like things; - wicket-examples: contains a basic component reference and many examples of how to use Wicket and Wicket components, including examples for sub projects such as wicket-spring, wicket-velocity and wicket-auth-roles. Getting started --------------- The Wicket project has several projects where you can learn from, and get started quickly: - wicket-examples: shows all components in short usage examples, also available live on: http://www.wicketstuff.org/wicket13 - wicket-quickstart: provides a skeleton project for use in NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and other major IDE's, without having to configure anything yourself. You can copy'n'paste the examples from the website into your pages and see them running on your own box. - qwicket (http://www.antwerkz.com/qwicket): Qwicket is a quickstart application for the wicket framework. Its intent is to provide a rapid method for creating a new wicket project with the basic infrastructure in place so that you can quickly get to the meat of your application rather than mucking with the plumbing of a wicket application. Currently, the system only supports spring and hibernate built with ant. - AppFuse light - Wicket edition (https://appfuse-light.dev.java.net/) AppFuse Light is a can all do it all quickstart setup for almost all possible permutations for building Java web applications and ORM technologies. It features over 60 downloads and combines each available web application framework with Hibernate, iBatis, JDO (JPOX), OJB and Spring JDBC. Dependencies ------------ The easiest way of getting the dependencies of your Wicket based projects right is to use Apache Maven (http://maven.apache.org) with your projects and include the wicket dependencies you want is outlined in the wicket-quickstart. Maven will then take care of including the appropriate dependencies. If you do not want to use maven, here is a break down of the dependencies you need. - wicket and wicket-extensions: You only need to include the Servlet API (2.3, just for compiling) and the SLF4J logging implementation you want. You cannot use Wicket without adding a SLF4J logging implementation to your classpath. Most people use log4j. If you do, just include slf4j-log4j12.jar on your classpath to get Wicket to use log4j too. If you want to use commons-logging or JDK14 logging or something else, please see the SLF4J site (http://www.slf4j.org/) for more information. As the following projects all depend on wicket, they inherit these dependencies. - wicket-auth-roles, wicket-jmx and wicket-objectssize-agent: JDK 5 or up (though JMX can be run on 1.4 with an extension package if you really need to). - wicket-datetime: Joda-Time 1.4 (http://joda-time.sourceforge.net/) - wicket-velocity: Apache Velocity 1.4 (http://velocity.apache.org/) and it's dependencies (it ships a velocity-deps jar for convenience) - wicket-ioc: gclib nodep 2.1.3 (http://cglib.sourceforge.net/) and asm 1.5.3 (http://asm.objectweb.org/) - wicket-spring: wicket-ioc and Spring (http://www.springframework.org/) and it's dependencies - wicket-spring-annots: wicket-spring and needs to run on JDK 5 or up - wicket-guice: Google Guice (http://code.google.com/p/google-guice/) and runs on JDK 5 or up. - wicket-examples: All of the above. Building Wicket from source --------------------------- The Wicket distribution contains the final Wicket jar. You can use this directly in your applications. The Wicket project also uploads the source and JavaDoc jars as well as the final jar to the Maven repository used by the Maven build tool. So there is actually no specific need to build Wicket yourself from the distribution. Building using maven 2, change the working directory to src and either do: - mvn package creates wicket-x.y.z.jar in target/ subdirectory. - mvn install creates wicket-x.y.z.jar in target/ subdirectory and installs the file into your local Maven repository for use in other projects. Migrating from 1.2 ------------------ We have included a migration guide in the distribution called: migrate-13.html This file is a copy of the migration guide from available on our Wiki: http://cwiki.apache.org/WICKET/migrate-13.html Getting help ------------ - Read the online documentation available on our website (http://wicket.apache.org) - Read the migration guide (migrate-13.html) - Read the mailing archives available on Nabble, GMane and Apache - Send a complete message containing your problem, stacktrace and problem you're trying to solve to the user list (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ask a question on IRC at freenode.net, channel ##wicket Cryptographic Software Notice ----------------------------- This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if this is permitted. See http://www.wassenaar.org for more information. The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object code and source code. The following provides more details on the included cryptographic software: For encoding HTTP URL data (see org.apache.wicket.protocol.http.request.CryptedUrlWebRequestCodingStrategy) Wicket requires the Java Cryptography extensions (http://java.sun.com/javase/technologies/security/). Wicket does not include these libraries itself, but is designed to use them.