We've been hard at work on on ColdBox 4.0 ever since we announced the public roadmap back in February. There has been two good rounds of feedback in our Alpha and Beta cycles and we are pleased to announce the general availability of our first release candidate for ColdBox 4.0.
ColdBox 4.0 is a major release of the software with a completely revamped core that's seen a complete modularization of 75% of of the features. That means ColdBox is now leaner, faster, and more focused. Don't worry, all your favorite libraries are still available to you, but they've been moved to ForgeBox and you can install them easily with our new CLI and package manager CommandBox.
Please take ColdBox 4.0 out for a spin and kick the tires. If you're currently using an older version of ColdBox, start by reading our Compatibility Guide here:
You can also get a leg up on the long list of the new features on our What's New page here:
Once you're ready to give it a spin, download ColdBox 4.0 Release Candidate from the "Upcoming Release" portion of our download page:
Or better yet, fire up CommandBox, CD into your web root and run
And as usual, please report any issues or questions you have to our Google Group.