Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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

Category: Qooxdoo

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.

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:43 am

3.1 rating from 8 votes


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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 and

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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