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Updated announcement for 0.8.3.

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@@ -6,31 +6,54 @@ Weblocks is an advanced web framework written in Common Lisp.
It is designed to make Agile web application development as
effective and simple as possible.
+
+WHY YET ANOTHER WEB FRAMEWORK?
+
+This is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill web framework in PHP,
+Python or Ruby.
+
Weblocks uses powerful Lisp features like multiple dispatch, the
metaobject protocol, lexical closures, keyword arguments, and macros
to build abstractions that make web development easy, intuitive, and
free of boilerplate. In addition, control flow is easily expressed
using continuations.
Things that are hard or mundane in other frameworks become easy and
-fun in Weblocks.
+fun in Weblocks. A fine example of this are Weblocks' AJAX capabilities
+which relieves you from writing Javascript in a lot of situations.
AUDIENCE
People who want to get their real-life web programming done
as effectively as possible.
-Weblocks is not only targeted at old hands but also at
-newcomers to Lisp and Lisp web programming.
+Weblocks is especially targeted at newcomers to Lisp
+and Lisp web programming.
It offers a helpful community and code that prevents you
from shooting yourself too easily in the foot.
+IS IT USABLE? CAN I SEE SOME DEMOS?
+
+Weblocks is well-tested and has proven its worth in daily usage.
+It is used by a community of developers all over the world.
+
+Public applications running Weblocks include
+
+ * LAMsight https://www.lamsight.org/
+ * Aula Polska http://aulapolska.pl/
+ * Thanandar http://www.thanandar.de/
+
+
CHANGES IN 0.8.3
-* Vastly overhauled nav system
+* Greatly enhanced performance in the request handler
+* Support for request timeouts
+* Automatic bundling/versioning of static files
+* Rudimentary profiling
+* Fundamentally overhauled nav system
* CLSQL demo fixed
* Updated Simple Blog example
* New HTML error handler
@@ -41,7 +64,7 @@ CHANGES IN 0.8.3
MORE INFORMATION
Platforms:
- Well-tested on SBCL and Clozure.
+ Well-tested on SBCL and Clozure CL.
Partially tested on CMUCL, Lispworks, AllegroCL, and OpenMCL.
Official site (with detailed installation guide):

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