Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Dojo 0.4 Release Upon Us

Category: Announcements, Dojo

The Dojo team is eyeing a full release for Tuesday at The Ajax Experience (a lot of the team will be here!).

Today they put out which will probably be the final release candidate, so baring any issues in testing we will be ready.

Dojo 0.4 Features

  • GFX Library
  • Internationalization infrastructure
  • dojo.debug.console: console logger, improved debugging with Firebug
  • dojo.html.metrics – scrollbar width measurement, current font size measurements, the ability to get how much of an HTML fragment will fit on a single line in a container, and to populate a container node with as much of an HTML fragment as will fit into it. Also included is a way of measuring the dimensions of a node if one was to populate it with a specific HTML fragment.
  • Widget Infrastructure: namespace support, subwidgets, refactoring of dir structure
  • Widgets: New widgets have been added and updated including: VML support, FilteringTable widget, Slider, Toaster, DropDownTimePicker, RadioGroup, Clock, ProgressBar, Datepicker, Editor, AccordionContainer, and many more.

Read more in the release notes, and stop by Alex Russells Dojo session at The Ajax Experience for more info. We will put up information from his talk.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 pm
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Editor? I’m somewhat curious about that – and the date picker as well.

Comment by Ryan Brooks — October 22, 2006

I have asked me more than twice since I develop web applications why dojo is not standard compliant. The most standard compliant browser – Opera 9 – doesn’t support dojo. This is a cause not to choose dojo although it looks great in FF.

Andi

Comment by Andreas Kalsch — October 22, 2006

Don’t forget the documentation efforts as well: http://dojotoolkit.org/api/

Comment by Dylan Schiemann — October 22, 2006

Well, the demo’s using the demo page run very very slow, and i have an AMD 4200 dual core at home.. They do have a lot of widgets though!

Comment by Gilles — October 23, 2006

Andreas, what are you talking about? We support Opera 9 in full.

Comment by Tom Trenka — October 23, 2006

hmm… i had some terrible problems with opera too ( windows xp), graphics glithes, accordian not responding, lots of other errors too, and extreme slowness in your demo. FF and explorer worked fine. Im not sure what cased it but its a fact :/

Comment by ergo — October 23, 2006

I test with Opera also. For graphics it is actually faster than Firefox (especially on Macintosh). If something is broken in Opera, it’s an opportunity to contribute a patch, not an intentional omission in dojo!

Comment by Gavin Doughtie — October 23, 2006

Ok, ive installed latest (9.02) Opera and tested in on dojo main site, everything is about 5-10x slower than firefox and ie ( like scrolling the page), fisheye widget is totally screwed, accordion is broken, layout widget gets broken on click, lfx demos dont respond :/ 90% of demos on main site are broken. On the other hand ive creted a banner rotator that uses dojo.lfx for transitions and this works fine on Opera.
hmmm.. after writing this ive begun to view the tests directory in opera and it seems that most of the widgets actually work ( fisheye is still having problems ), so it seems that something on main page is having big issues with opera. SortableTable widget does not mark the selected row… ehh lots of stuff working partially. hope this helps guys . Im on win 2k3 server now.

Comment by ergo — October 23, 2006

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ergo…just so you know, Sortable is being deprecated in favor of the new FilteringTable, and one of the main reasons why is because of an attribute bug in Opera 9, which is a known issue (basically, if you have an attribute called “selected” on a tr tag, and you try to access the value of it via getAttribute, it returns “selected”–the name of the attribute).

Comment by Tom Trenka — October 23, 2006

Hello Tom,

Im sent you a feedback about Opera 9 problems on http://feedback.jot.com/SubmitFeedback/

Greetings
Andi

Comment by Andreas Kalsch — October 26, 2006

[…] Widgets: New widgets have been added and updated including: VML support, FilteringTable widget, Slider, Toaster, DropDownTimePicker, RadioGroup, Clock, ProgressBar, Datepicker, Editor, AccordionContainer, and many more. Read more in the release notes, and stop by Alex Russells Dojo session at The Ajax Experience for more info. We will put up information from his talk. [via Ajaxian] […]

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Is it just me, or does Dojo’s TabContainer fail (even the TabContainer demo) if you correctly set the DOCTYPE as the first element on the page?

I have read the DOCTYPE documentation, and with a very simple page (copied the demo page), TabContainer – ContentPane fails to display the ContentPane’s contents if there is a DOCTYPE in place. I’ve tried HTML 4.01 amd XHTML 1.0 and 1.1, Strict and Transitional. I’m using Safari 2.0.4.

Comment by Troy Anderson — November 17, 2006

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