[ANNOUNCE] Velocity Engine 2.0 RC5 test build available

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[ANNOUNCE] Velocity Engine 2.0 RC5 test build available

Claude Brisson-2
A new test build of Velocity Engine 2.0 is available (RC5).

No determination as to the quality ('alpha,' 'beta,' or 'GA') of
Velocity Engine 2.0 has been made, and at this time it is simply a "test
build". We welcome any comments you may have, and will take all feedback
into account if a quality vote is called for this build.

Release notes:

*
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/velocity/velocity-engine/2.0/release-notes.html 


Distribution:

  * https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/velocity/velocity-engine/2.0/

Maven 2 staging repository:

  *
https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachevelocity-1015/

A vote regarding the quality of this test build will be initiated within
the next couple of days.

Release Candidates changelog:
   RC1: initial candidate
   RC2: bugfixes
   RC3: review SLF4J Logger names (instead of a single logger named
"Velocity", have a hierarchy of loggers with a base of
'org.apache.velocity')
   RC4: minor fixes
   RC5:
    * the default encoding is now UTF-8 (and not the platform default)
    * commons-collections is not any more a compilation dependency
    * commons-lang3 dependency is not any more shaded
    * the configuration API doesn't reference ExtProperties
    * the events API has been optimized and reviewed: all events do
receive the current Context
    * there has been a few optimizations in ASTStringLiteral rendering


Regards,

   Claude