[dojo-contributors] Prototype-al simplicity
bill at dojotoolkit.org
Wed Apr 5 20:26:41 EDT 2006
Wasn't there a list of three options that we were supposed to vote for?
Paul Sowden wrote:
> Following on from IRC discussion on 2006-04-05.
> First off what we want to achieve, so that we are all talking about the
> same thing:
> 1. The same simplicity of download, include and use that Prototype
> users enjoy. This includes having just one file, no mess, no confusion,
> no editions.
> 2. Smaller file sizes for a small number of simple rollups.
> 3. Full dependancy system for custom builds.
> 4. Support for (James') online loader as an alternative dependancy
> I think that's the gist.
> So, I think the issues that came up on IRC:
> Which modules would go into dojo-lite, the prototype killer? Tom
> started out with bootstraps, event and io. And which modules make up
> the other rollups (e.g. Animation, Widget, ...)
> Dependency code can become a full fledged sub-system and unrolled from
> bootstrap. James' online loader will then make brethren.
> bootstrap needs to be audited and ruthlessly shrunk.
> Dependancy trees need to be trimmed so that pulling one module does not
> pull in the whole of dojo.
> Mature modules need to be audited to kill bloat and clean APIs.
> --Paul Sowden
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