Monday, June 11th, 2007
Jack Slocum saw our post on the Joomla widget, and pointed us to a his FeedViewer 3 application, slated to be released with Ext 2.0:
The FeedViewer example app has been rewritten from scratch for Ext 2.0. It is intended to be a good reference implementation of 2.0 and unlike the other examples which were written with speed of development in mind, FeedViewer 3 features it’s code broken up into logical classes. This makes the code much more organized and easier to maintain.
Some new things in FeedViewer 3 are reading pane placement, post summaries, context menus (tabs, grid and tree context menus), combobox (in “Add feed” window) and some significant performance improvements. It starting to look pretty decent, so I have thrown a dev copy up. It is checked into the examples folder of the Ext 2.0 branch in SVN.
There is also a beta of Ext 1.1:
This build includes Ext Stand-alone, a lightweight HTML editor, Ext.Ajax utility class, DateField enhancements, more documentation and many bug fixes.
Ext can now run on its own without a base library. The ext-base file weighs in at 34kb minimized. This is less than YUI utilities + adapter (58kb), Prototype/Scriptaculous + adapter (71kb) or jQuery + required plugins + adapter (62kb – minimized, not packed).
They are moving pretty darn fast.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:04 am