Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 1.6.4 Released

Category: Prototype

The releases are coming fast and furious for Prototype and Thomas Fuchs has sync’d up to the latest Prototype adding features along the way:

  • Merge assertElementsMatch and assertElementMatches from Prototype’s
    [4986] unittest.js [Sam Stephenson]
  • Add assertRespondsTo and shouldRespondTo assertions

      // object
      var testObj = {
        isNice: function() { }

      // test
      assertRespondsTo('isNice', testObj);
  • Make Sortable.serialize handle DOM IDs like “some_element_1” correctly, fixes #5324
  • Add support for onStart, onDrag and onEnd events directly on Draggables (invoked from the Draggables.notify), fixes #4747 [thx scriptkitchen]

      new Draggable('some_id',{
        onStart:function(){ /* ... */ },
        onDrag:function(){ /* ... */ },
        onEnd:function(){ /* ... */ }
  • Add autoSelect option to Autocompleters to auto select an entry if only one is returned, fixes #5183 [thx cassiano dandrea]
  • Added delay option to Draggables and Sortables, see test/functional/dragdrop_delay_test.html for usage, implements #3325 [thx lsimon, tomg]
  • Add version and timestamp to indvidual library files for easier identification (the files are preprocessed by the Rake fresh_scriptaculous task), fixes #3015 [thx Tobie]
  • Add assertIndentical and assertNotIdentical unit test assertions, which test for equality and common type, fixes #5822 [thx glazedginger]
  • Add integration test for Ajax autocompleter for results with no linebreaks, #4149
  • Added a custom exception to all base effects when used on non-
    existing DOM elements, added a assertRaise method to unit tests
  • Add element shortcuts to Builder that can be activated by calling Builder.dump() (see the unit test), fixes #4260 [thx napalm]

      var element = DIV({id:'ghosttrain'},[
         DIV({style:'font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold;'},[
           H1('Ghost Train'),
           "testtext", 2, 3, 4,
             LI({onclick:'alert(\'test\')'},'click me')

  • Make Effect.Puff work correctly for floating elements, fixes #3777
    [thx michael hartl]
  • Fix selection of correct option in SELECT element generated by
    InPlaceCollectionEditor for indexed option arrays, fixes #4789 [thx
  • Fix an issue with redrawing ghosted draggables that are inside a
    scrolled container, fixes #3860 [thx gkupps, tsukue]
  • Fix autoscrolling inside scrollable containers when window is
    scrolled too, fixes #5200 [thx wseitz]
  • Fix autoscrolling when dragging an element unto a scrollable
    container, fixes #5017 [thx tomg]
  • Fix a condition where overriding the endeffect on Draggables without
    overriding the starteffect too leads to a Javascript error [thx
    Javier Martinez]
  • Fix a possible error with the drag/drop logic (affects the solution
    to #4706)
  • Fix various issues with IE detection and Opera, and setOpacity, fixes
    #3886, #5973
  • Remove revert cache code obsoleted by #4706, fixes #3436 (again) [thx

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am

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Comment by Michkinn — September 6, 2006

Ya Oleg, see my comments on your post. I don’t agree with you, and should you try scriptaculous, you won’t agree with yourself either. You’re like a non-surfer bashing surfing because you heard from someone who’s best friend’s sister told them that it was not as cool as you thought!

Comment by Chad — September 8, 2006

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