I am pleased to announce the release of Impala 1.0M5, which introduces many API and configuration improvements into the framework.
Following 1.0M5, only minor changes in internal APIs are now expected prior to the 1.0 final release. The 1.0M5 release also features improvements which make it much easier to configure Impala-based applications, and to add your own extensions to the framework. While Impala is still very heavily based on the Spring framework, 1.0M5 now also makes it possible to plug in other runtime frameworks into Impala's dynamic module loading mechanism.
For more information on this release see: http://code.google.com/p/impala/wiki/Release1_0M5Announcement