Saturday, October 09, 2004

The coming of SOAP::Lite V0.65

It has arrived! Hallelujah! It has arrived! Or rather, it will shortly at any roads...

It's been over a year since the last release of SOAP::Lite, which is a long time in the web service world. Rumours of the next release started started spreading immediately after Byrne made the announcement on the SOAP::Lite home pages.

Perhaps the most pressing problem with the distribution that the new release should (will?) fix is the documentation. SOAP::Lite has always been powerful, but it was heavily under documented, and most of it's user base had a really hard time getting to grips with it. Randy's new documentation should clear up a lot of problems, for a lot of people. However I'm hoping Byrne has included his own contributions as well.

It's also good to see that DIME support is in the works, although it doesn't look like it's going to make it into the 0.65 release.

I must admit to much shame at this annoucement, as I promised Byrne that I would get round to looking at integrating DIME support during OSCON 2003. Unfortunately I got side tracked into working in Java for Starlink, rather than in Perl for eSTAR, and I never got my code into a state where it could be integrated. My bad.