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Version 0.5b4 of Woof! has been released.  Primary difference
from 0.5b3 are bug fixes, particularly one that caused SSL
connections to fail in some configurations.

## What is Woof!

Woof! - Web Oriented Object Framework - is an open-source, platform
and server-independent, web application framework written in the Tcl
programming language. It is intended to be easy to install and deploy,
simple to understand and customize, and embedable into other

* Platform independent (requires Tcl 8.6)
* Web server agnostic with CGI, SCGI support and API's for writing 
  adapters for other interfaces
* Configurable page layouts
* Templates with inheritance
* Plug-in template engines
* Support for responsive web design
* Pure CSS controls
* Built-in query, session and cookie handling
* Flexible routing with matching URL generation
* Localization support
* Scaffolding tool for method and template generation
* Built-in web server for development
* Interactive debugging console
* Documentation generator
* Comprehensive documentation

## Files

The download area is at

bowwow-VERSION.exe is a single file Windows executable
with Woof, Tcl and a web server built in and no
external dependencies. Just download and run. and woof-VERSION.tar.gz are source
distributions for use with other web servers. contains some Tcl packages that
are needed by Woof! and bundled together for convenience. Many
Tcl installations will already have these in place.

## Requirements

Woof! has been tested with IIS on Windows,
Apache on Debian Wheezy and Lighttpd on Ubuntu.

## Release Notes

This is the fourth public release of Woof! and is
intended to allow people to try out Woof! and
provide early feedback. The API is stabilizing but
still subject to change.

Unfortunately, Woof 0.5 has some incompatibilities with previous versions.
The page layout system in particular has been changed due to the underlying
YUI CSS libraries no longer being developed by Yahoo.

## Installation

for install instructions.  Upgrades are not yet supported.

## Getting started

See the Woof! Quick Start Guide at

## Useful URLs

* Home page -
* Programming guide -
* Reference pages -
* SourceForge project -