The Apache Wicket team is proud to announce the availability of the first milestone release of our first java 1.5 Wicket version: Apache Wicket 1.4-m1.

In this announcement:

Eager people click here to download the distribution, others can read further:

We thank you for your patience and support.

The Wicket Team

Apache Wicket

Apache Wicket is a component oriented Java 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.

You can find out more about Apache Wicket on our website:

This release

The Apache Wicket team is proud to announce the availability of the first milestone release of our first java 1.5 Wicket version: Apache Wicket 1.4-m1. This is the first release with java 1.5 as a minimum. Not everything has been converted to java 1.5 yet but we are getting there.

Migrating from 1.3

If you are coming from Wicket 1.3, you really want to read our migration guide, found on the wiki:

Downloading the release

You can download the release from the official Apache mirror system, and you can find it through the following link:

For the Maven and Ivy fans out there: update your pom's to the following, and everything will be downloaded automatically:


Substitute the artifact ID with the projects of your liking to get the other projects.

Please note that we don't prescribe a Logging implementation for SLF4J. You need to specify yourself which one you prefer. Read more about SLF4J here:

Validating the release

The release has been signed by Frank Bille, your release manager for today. The public key can be found in the KEYS file in the download area. Download the KEYS file only from the Apache website.

Instructions on how to validate the release can be found here:

Reporting bugs

In case you do encounter a bug, we would appreciate a report in our JIRA:

The distribution

In the distribution you will find a README. The README contains instructions on how to build from source yourself. You also find a CHANEGELOG-1.4 which contains a list of all things that have been fixed, added and/or removed since the first release in the 1.4 branch.

Release Notes - Wicket - Version 1.4-M1



  • WICKET-1371 - cannot be found in OSGi
  • WICKET-1418 - org.apache.wicket.MarkupContainer swallows AbortException
  • WICKET-1496 - DataTable.html does not validate (HTML 4.01/XHTML-Strict)
  • WICKET-1499 - AjaxEditableMultiLineLabel + race condition /
  • WICKET-1501 - MarkupCache.putIntoCache doesn't behave correctly!!
  • WICKET-1504 - AutoCompleteTextField - javascript error "type mismatch" in line 227 in IE
  • WICKET-1508 - EmptyStackException parsing HTML
  • WICKET-1512 - Widen Generics for Lists/Iteratos
  • WICKET-1514 - DataView generified
  • WICKET-1532 - Generified IConverter
  • WICKET-1536 - Enclosure permanently hides direct children after it has been itself hidden once
  • WICKET-1537 - SelectOption generates non xhtml compliant markup
  • WICKET-1548 - PagingNavigator calls factory methods from constructor
  • WICKET-1551 - javascript status variable hides the window.status variable because it is not declared as a far in wicket-ajax.js
  • WICKET-1555 - AbstractTree shouldn't require tree nodes to implement TreeNode
  • WICKET-1570 - We should mark session dirty when at least one page is touched


  • WICKET-1344 - BigDecimalConverter is not precise
  • WICKET-1427 - make setAfter/BeforeDisabledLink return "this" for chaining
  • WICKET-1509 - Add QueryString property to RequestParameters and Request
  • WICKET-1524 - Disable javadoc plugin in regular build to make it faster

New Feature


  • WICKET-1515 - Update project structure to match jdk1.5
  • WICKET-1522 - Merge wicket-spring and wicket-spring-annot


  • WICKET-1506 - More Generics (IBookmarkablePageRequestTarget)
  • No labels