Friday, October 17th, 2008

Mootools 1.2.1 Released

Category: MooTools

Tom Occhino has released Mootools 1.2.1, a backwards compatible release that also features:

Element.Properties.html (element.set(‘html’, html);) now works even with select and table element’s in Internet Explorer. Element:clone is also now faster than ever, and retains the values of form elements being cloned. A lot of work has also been done to fix some bugs in Class.js, and Safari 2 support is now back. With the help of Daniel Steigerwald, we’ve also cleaned up quite a few memory leaks in IE related to events and Element storage, and destroyed elements are now more effectively destroyed.

Tom also tells us what is new….

We are going to keep going through all the tickets, and try to start fixing the bugs that have cropped up with some of the plugins. 1.2.2 might also see a few new features as we start preparing for some exciting changes and additions we have planned for 1.3.

MooTools 1.2 will be the last version of MooTools to support Safari 2 and Opera 9.5. These browsers have been advancing at a tremendous pace, and have a user base which updates regularly, so we don’t think this will be much of an issue when the time comes. Note that you don’t need to worry about this for quite some time yet because 1.3 is a long way off, but we just thought this was a good place to let everyone know.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

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Keep it up MooTools team!

Comment by davidwalsh83 — October 17, 2008

Well it was actually the whole MooTools dev team that released, not just me!

Comment by tomocchino — October 17, 2008

Tom, I have a large web application that uses MooTools 1.11. Is this new release backwards-compatible to that version as well?

Comment by starkraving — October 17, 2008

If YUI is Pearl Jam and JQuery is Nirvana, then Mootools is Stone Temple Pilots. Hmmm. I’m tired.

Comment by ilazarte — October 17, 2008

@starkraving, not really, but there are some compatibility scripts and such available to help in the upgrade process. Feel free to join the mailing list and we can help explain what’s changed.

Comment by tomocchino — October 19, 2008

I’m using 1.11 and feels good! but some fixes with this release tempting me (like IE/Safari hacks, speedfixes)

Comment by (v) — October 25, 2008

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