Accessing the Source Code
The source code for Fénix Framework is available from this GitHub repository. We follow a gitflow-oriented development process. To obtain the version of the code that you want, you should take into account the following branch names:
master(here): Fénix Framework official releases
develop(here): Development branch. Features are developed from this branch on forks of the main repository
cloudtm/master(here): Fénix Framework releases customised for the Cloud-TM project.
cloudtm/develop(here): Development branch for the Cloud-TM project's specific features.
During the second half of 2012, Fénix Framework has undergone a significant refactoring, in which we added the concept of a Backend. Each concrete backend is a replaceable sub-module of the framework that provides the bindings from the DML model to a concrete transaction system and a concrete data storage system. Above all, this allows the programmer to replace one backend with another without having to rewrite any of the application code. This is possible because the code generators provided by each backend maintain a common API for the generated code. This and many other core changes have led to the release of Fénix Framework 2.0.
However, not all features from Fénix Framework 1.x we're initially ported to the
new architecture. We intend to integrate all those features, but, until that
master branch will be dedicated to releases of versions 1.x, as
this is the version used, in production, by all applications that are deployed
using the Fénix Framework. Versions 1.x will only support the JVSTM on top of
a MySQL database. The already release version 2.0 supports only the backends
used in the Cloud-TM project, as porting all the 1.x codebase was more
complex. That has been achieved and is already in the development branch,
ready to be included in release 2.1. Hence, from release 2.1 upwards, the
framework fully supersedes the functionality of versions 1.x.