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Restlet 1.1.0 released ! October 28, 2008

Posted by Jerome Louvel in Restlet Releases.

Since the launch of Restlet 1.0 in April 2007, we have been working hard to prepare this new version. To protect your investment in existing code, we have maintained the initial API design, extending it where necessary and always ensuring a direct if not transparent migration path.

Here is a selection of the most exciting new features:

  • Broader and deeper HTTP support with features such as partial downloads, resumable uploads or content integrity validation.
  • Best support for the WADL specification in the industry, allowing an automatic and always in sync documentation of your REST APIs. WADL documents can be generated in XML or converted on the fly to HTML using the popular stylesheet from Yahoo!
  • One of the first and most complete implementations of the new JAX-RS 1.0 specification provided for those preferring an annotation-oriented approach.
  • New Restlet-GWT module provided, porting the client-side of the Restlet API to the popular Google Web Toolkit 1.5 JavaScript platform, allowing you to invoke RESTful applications right from your Web browser.
  • New extensions for easier integration with the JAXB 2.1, JiBX 1.1, Spring 2.5, OAuth, OSGi, Oracle XDB and SSL technologies.
  • Improved support for Atom Syndication XML format and for Atom Publishing Protocol. Both formatting and parsing are now available.
  • New POP3 connector based on JavaMail to access RESTfully to remote mail boxes.
  • New Grizzly HTTP server connector, first to fully leverage the NIO support in the Restlet API, leading to new levels of scalability and performance.
  • New internal HTTP client and server connectors to simplify development phases (zero configuration necessary) and allow very small footprint deployments.

Direct contributors since 1.1 RC2:
  • Aaron Crow
  • Aaron Roberts
  • Adam Harris
  • Bruce Lee
  • Diego Ballve
  • Erik Beeson
  • Jérôme Bernard
  • Kevin Conaway
  • Richard Hiberman
  • Tim Peierls

In addition, we have significantly expanded our documentation with a 150 pages long Restlet User Guide, a screencast and first steps tutorials. We have also added new licensing options: LGPL 3.0 and transferable commercial licences (OEM).

You just need to download Restlet 1.1.0 to enjoy those new features !

Update 1: Launch coverage

Update 2: Migration guide from Restlet 1.0 to 1.1



1. Espace de François » Blog Archive » Restlet 1.1 - October 30, 2008

[…] d’actualité en ce moment sur la planète REST ! Jérôme Louvel vient d’annoncer sur le blog de sa société Noelios la sortie de la version 1.1 du framework Restlet. Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas ce framework, il […]

2. John - October 31, 2008

Hi, when will the maven repository (maven.restlet.org) be updated with 1.1.0?

3. Jerome Louvel - October 31, 2008

Hi John,

Our public repository is updated twice a month, once the 1st and 15th exactly. So, 1.1.0 should appear tomorrow.

For details on our update policy, please visit:

Best regards,

4. The Disco Blog » Blog Archive » Poll: Java’s 2008 memorable moment - November 2, 2008

[…] of REST. REST is by no means a new buzz word; however, this year saw JSR 311 formalize and the Restlet framework’s 1.1 release (after almost a year since its 1.0 debut). What’s more, REST articles appear to be increasing […]

5. Blog Xebia France - Revue de Presse Xebia - November 10, 2008

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6. dattal - November 16, 2008

I have used the installation and hello applications.

Eclipse says that “org.restlet.resource.ResourceException” is missingg

7. Jerome Louvel - November 17, 2008

Hi Denis,

Are you sure you have installed Restlet 1.1? ResourceException didn’t exist in Restlet 1.0 which may explain your issue.

Best regards,

8. Stephen Colebourne - December 2, 2008

Is there a page anywhere detailing how to upgrade from 1.0 to 1.1? Its very well hidden if it exists, as I’ve searched through the site. If it does exist, then please edit the original post to add the link.

9. Jerome Louvel - December 2, 2008

Hi Stephen,

There is a “Migration guide from Restlet 1.0 to 1.1” available in the User Guide. Here is the link:

Best regards,

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[…] source Mule ESB product. This pack has just been updated and now includes support for the latest Restlet 1.1 […]

11. GWT Community Updates | rapid-DEV.net - June 15, 2009

[…] Restlet 1.1.0 released: Using REST APIs with Servlets used to require wasted hours writing custom code. Fortunately, Restlet came along to take that pain away. Even more fortunately, Restlet integrates with GWT to make dealing with REST APIs a breeze. The team has recently announced their 1.1.0 release, might be worth a spin if you’ve exhausted yourself writing custom code and need some REST. […]

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