merb-core is a new branch of Merb (also referred to as merb-next or the 0.9 series) which aims to provide a stable, stripped down API for a future Merb 1.0 release.

This branch is based off the 0.5 release series but with significant rewrites.

Goals of this release:

* Stabilize the @public interface methods to provide for a more consistent application development experience.
* Remove features until nothing except a central application API is left
* Improve comments on methods using a standard documentation methodology as described in DOCUMENTATION_STANDARDS
* Separate the tests into two sections... "private" and "public"
  * Public methods are methods tagged with @public that will be part of the standard, stable Merb API
  * Private methods are implementation methods that might 
* Implement a new render API
* Build more extensions to regain selected features when needed

To familiarize yourself with how a merb-core application might look, use merb-gen (from merb-more) to generate a few apps: $ merb-gen app myapp # a “normal” merb app $ merb-gen app myapp –flat # a flattened app $ merb-gen app myapp –very-flat # a single-file app