We're pleased to announce the first official release of Escalante - version 0.1.0. We consider this release to be beta quality, and lacks some of the features and API stability that will end up in the 1.0.0 release.
What is Escalante?
Escalante is an application server for Scala. It's an integrated platform built on JBoss AS7 that aims to provide an environment for deploying and running Scala applications that is easier to use and more efficient to run than other existing solutions.
What's in this release?
For this first release, we've focused on Lift web applications, trying to make them easier and leaner to deploy compared to other plattforms. With just a little bit of information, Escalante can vastly reduce the size of your deployments and can make it more efficient to run multipl Lift applications in paralell within the same Escalante server. You can find out more by checking Escalante's documentation.
Now that we have 0.1.0 out the door, we'll be focusing on:
- OpenShift cartdridge for Lift applications
- Providing more Lift quickstarts
- Investigate other Scala frameworks
- SBT build files for Escalante quickstarts
The simplest way to install 0.1.0 is downloading our binary distribution.
Get In Touch
From here I'd like to thank everyone who's been encouraging and helping me get this first Escalante release out. From Mark, who a less than a year ago inspired me to get Escalante started, to the Project:odd team who have been helping me with all the pain points of doing your first ever release, setting up the site, put up with my questions...etc ;). Thanks you all.