We're happy to announce the release of Solar 1.0.0alpha2. After almost a year of changes and improvements, this one has been a long time in coming. You can see the download-and-installation instructions here.
Changes include updates to Solar_Auth, Solar_Cache, Solar_Sql, some schema changes, additions of some new classes like Solar_Factory, Solar_Service_Akismet and lots more. Check out this blog entry for the complete list (along with what was changed in detail).
Oh yeah, did we mention the project now has a blog? Paul Jones and crew have whipped up a blog application (written with Solar, of course) they've launched to help the community keep track of the latest from the framework. The source for the blog will be coming soon for those who are looking to see how it all works.