Thursday, December 9th, 2010

New Version of qooxdoo out the door. v1.3 == New Features, v1.2.2 == Bug Fixes

Category: Qooxdoo

<p>The Open Source JavaScript framework qooxdoo just shipped two new releases 1.2.2 and 1.3. While the first one is a regular bugfix release, the latter one includes substantial improvements across almost the entire range of the framework. Some highlights of the 1.3 release:

  • New virtual List widget to visualize even huge data sets with supports advanced features such as single and multiselection, filtering, sorting and grouping, custom renderers
  • New widgets and UI features (Tri-state CheckBox, ProgressBar, Toolbar with overflow handling, …)
  • New experimental unit test runner with lightweight UI called Testrunner2
  • Support for touch-enabled devices
  • Deep integration of automated GUI testing with Selenium
  • New qx-oo package for non-browser environments like Rhino or node.js
  • More than 360 bugfixes and enhancements over the previous release

You can see lots of screenshots of these new controls and test out the features at the qooxdoo blog.

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How can I compare Qooxdoo and other JS frameworks? Advantages? Disadvantages? I can see Qooxdoo is getting support for SVG, Canvas, WebGL containers, etc.

Comment by Liburn — December 10, 2010

It seems like a very comprehensive framework and up there with Dojo and ExtJS in terms of out-of-the-box suitability for large apps. It does seem to be crying out for an art direction tho and may not get the recognition it deserves until it gets a makeover, as wrong as that may be!

Comment by friendlyjs — December 11, 2010

A makeover would be nice! Technically it looks alright, but Extjs looks much more professional. I would like to see a good opensource gpl/bsd/other free license alternative to extjs and the likes.

Comment by BozeWolf — December 13, 2010

@BozeWolf: ExtJS _is_ GPL. You may use it under the terms of the GPL.

Comment by pianoroy — December 15, 2010

Ahh, great. Didn’t interpret their licenses page that way.

Comment by BozeWolf — December 16, 2010

:-(

expect this site to be shut down in the new year. so sad.

Comment by grimreeper — December 17, 2010

Speaking of a makeover, there is some effort going on. Check out http://news.qooxdoo.org/simple-theme and http://news.qooxdoo.org/the-week-in-qooxdoo-2010-12-23.

Comment by wdso — December 27, 2010

I have written a few projects in ExtJS and QooXDoo. Strictly from the engineering and architecture side QooxDoo is far superior to ExtJS. Sencha obviously spends a lot of time and money on marketing and design but this does not make the architecture any better. QooXDoo is also truly open source (LGPL), which was a major factor for me. ExJS has a very confusing dual licence / per developer situation that I am not comfortable with.

On another point, I find QooXDoo far better at handeling large projects with multiple developers. The last ExJS project I was on became a huge mess. I have used many frameworks from Java Spring to Rails, Apple Frameworks and Microsoft Frameworks. I find some a the best ideas from other frameworks are well represented in QX, Mixins, Varients, MVC components, etc..

However, QX really could use a good graphic re-design of their website.

Comment by cjimti — January 9, 2011

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