LightFront 0.4.4 has been released, and it's production ready!

I've updated LightFront, the zip file and all of the examples to 0.4.4.

This new core is based upon work on a production application, and I officially deem LightFront a production ready framework.

I'll document more on the changes soon!

Skeleton app released in 0.3.5

I've uploaded some changes in the zip file and the repo for 0.3.5.

There is now a skeleton application at the root. The original sample application is now at examples/sample1.

In this release, be careful where you place your org/lightfront folder. For best results, place it at your server root. If not, you need a mapping for org/lightfront in your CF Administrator. There were changes to correct where you could place your folders, but this means you may have to move things around to get LightFront working.

0.3.2 is out! Blog post on brianmeloche.com

I've pushed another update to LightFront. We've eliminated some of the settings, added more FAQs and made several more settings have defaults. Only four settings are required to be set for LightFront to work out of the box.

Also, I posted a much longer post, introducing LightFront to the blogosphere:

http://www.brianmeloche.com/blog/index.cfm/2009/10/7/LightFront-The-incredibly-simple--approachable-MVC-Framework-for-ColdFusion

0.3.1 is out!

I've modified a fair number of things in this release. lightfront.cfc, which used to be in the root has been moved to org/lightfront/lightfront.cfc. This makes it easier to use LightFront outside the root.

I've also added a lot of detail to the FAQs. I've got more to add, but you'll find there's a lot more there than there was last time.

Next on the horizon is 0.3.2, which will include more FAQs, more default settings, making LightFront even easier to configure if you follow conventions, and less settings, including removing settings that are no longer needed by LightFront.

If you don't see a question you have answered in the FAQs, please apply for the Google Group, and we can discuss it on there.

LightFront 0.3.0 has been released!

It's finally out!

I've finally released my pet project: A lightweight CF MVC framework I call LightFront.

If you're familiar with Sean Corfield's FW/1 framework, you'll find that they are quite similar, so similar in fact that I nearly stopped working on LightFront.

FW/1 is best designed for a new application. LightFront's good for that, too, but it's also a little easier to work with existing applications. First off, it's designed to work with CFC-based controllers, but it can also support old-school Fusebox-style applications, too, by supporting switch files.

That said, you don't need a controller for everything, and that's part of the magic to help you convert legacy websites. If you know where to call your views, just call them... you can even go more than two levels deep!

LightFront is designed to be SIMPLE... VERY SIMPLE. In some ways, it's not really a framework at all. It's a single CFC that's only 207 lines long at the time of writing.

The initial download is pretty straightforward. A basic site with some how-to's shown in the code. Not all the FAQs are in place yet, so don't balk too badly if you get a 404 error on some of them.

The zip and the repository are being updated at a fast pace, so check often for changes.

I've created a Google Group for LightFront here:

http://groups.google.com/group/lightfront/

The Subversion repository can be found here...

http://svn.lightfront.org/svn/lightfront/

I hope you find LightFront interesting!

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