The real release will be over the weekend, but I'm calling myself "code complete" for now on StructureMap development for the long delayed 2.0 release. If you're curious, the bits are in SVN at https://svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/structuremap/trunk. I'll make a much longer set of release notes later, but at a high level:
- Fullblown support for Generics including "auto-wiring"
- Ease of use
- Much, much more flexible configuration options
- Make composite applications and configuration merging easier
- New Fluent Interface API for programmatic configuration and component wiring (it turned out much differently than the previous blog post though)
- DRY'ed out and streamlined Xml configuration. Express the same configuration with much less xml
- Plugin ASP.net UserControl's (it's in the Trunk Jeffrey, but it's strictly programmatic at the moment)
- Use the Prototype pattern
- Bug fixes of course
- Little bit better runtime diagnostics
I'll post several tutorials on the blog post for both the new features and some old features that are probably overlooked. I occasionally get asked the advantage of StructureMap compared to the other tools, so I think I'll finally get around to that one.
Before the release, I still have to:
- Update the Xml comments for public API's
- Update the schema documentation
- Fix a build script problem
- Wrestle with SourceForge. I'm debating with myself whether or not I want to move StructureMap to somewhere else in the long term. I think Tigris is a lot easier to use, so that's a possibility.
I did get a last minute feature request for better Setter injection support that I'll try to pick up very shortly.
And thanks to Ayende for a tip on Generics support – just the comment was enough actually. The basic support wasn't that bad, but it played havoc with the diagnostic code.