The Betwixt library provides an XML introspection mechanism for mapping beans to XML in a flexible way. It is implemented using an XMLIntrospector and XMLBeanInfo classes which are similar to the standard Introspector and BeanInfo from the Java Beans specification.
Betwixt provides a way of turning beans into XML as well as automatically generating digester rules in a way that can be customized on a per type manner in the same way that the BeanInfo mechanism can be used to customize the default introspection on a java object.
Betwixt 0.8 is a feature release. Improvements have been made to suppression strategies. Enhancements have been made to mapping formats. Mixed collections are now handled more completely. For full details see the release notes and release documentation .
Betwixt 0.8 is available in binary and source distributions.
Betwixt 0.7 is a feature release. A number of new strategies have been introduced to add flexibility. Improvements have been made to binding and introspection including improved support for polymophism. Improvements have been made to the dot betwixt file format including support for multiple specifications within the same file. For full details see the tasks documentation .
Betwixt 0.7 is binary compatible with 0.6 but a number of changes have been made to some semantics. It is believed that the impact of these changes should be minimal. Details (together with some ways to mitigate) can be found on the list of semantic incompatibilities .
This release is binary compatible with the 0.6 codebase but the methods deprecated in 0.6 (and earlier) are likely to be removed soon.
Betwixt 0.7 is available in binary and source distributions.
Betwixt release 0.6 is the first release containing the refactored codebase featuring an improved design. This is a service release for those who have been using the code from the CVS branch and offers an easy, compatible upgrade path for those using the 0.5 design. It is recommended that all users should upgrade to this release since the 0.5 design is no longer actively supported and is limited in terms of functionality.
This release is binary compatible with the 0.5 codebase but the methods deprecated in 0.5 are likely to be removed soon after 0.6 is released.
Betwixt 0.6 is available in available in binary and source distributions.
Betwixt release 0.5 is intended to consolidate the codebase released as 1.0 Alpha 1. It is a service release for those users who want or need an official release of this codebase. This numbering system more accurately reflects the current state of the codebase - stable, mature but limited with APIs that may be subject to change in future releases. It is unlikely that active ASF development will continue for this released codebase since further development efforts are already focussed on newer designs.
The current CVS HEAD code now contains the merged refactoring branch. A baseline 0.6 release is planned for this code once 0.5 has been released.
For more information, see the road map on the wiki .
Betwixt 0.5 is available in binary and source distributions.
Betwixt 1.0 Alpha 1 - 28 Jan 2003
Betwixt 1.0 Alpha 1 is available in binary and source distributions.
Nightly builds are built once a day from the current HEAD. This is (nearly) the lastest code and so should be treated with caution!
You can get the nightly builds from here