[dojo-contributors] Bootstrap refactoring to reduce bloat and separate package loading

Tom Trenka ttrenka at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 02:43:37 EDT 2006

Ok, sounds like a plan.


On 4/17/06, James Burke <jburke at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> On 4/16/06, Tom Trenka <ttrenka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A couple of minor comments:
> >
> > re: bootstrap2 loading before hostenv--although I wasn't involved in the
> > original writing of that (I did end up writing a stub for the Adobe SVG
> > plugin that was never actually committed, so I have a pretty good idea
> of
> > what's going on), I'd ask: if you are going to load bootstrap2 before
> the
> > hostenv, why not merge bootstrap1 with 2 and call it "bootstrap"?  The
> only
> > reason it was split into two was because the work that needed to take
> the
> > hostenv into account had to happen between the two bootstraps, and if
> you've
> > worked your way past it then I'd eliminate the second file altogether
> (Alex
> > would know a lot more about that).
> I would vote to keep the separate to indicate what is really needed to
> run dojo vs. the package loading code. I also meant to rename
> bootstrap2.js to loader.js but I had issues before with introducing
> new files with SVN via a patch, so I thought I would get the changes
> pushed, then work out the file renaming (and get feedback on the
> naming).
> So bootstrap2.js/loader.js should contain all stuff related to package
> loading. This means that the functions that are behind dojo.provide
> and dojo.require are in bootstrap2.js, and if dojo is going to build a
> dojo-lite that does not include the package loading code, it will have
> to create a different loader.js file (maybe loader_lite.js? :) It will
> need to create some stub functions for things like dojo.provide and
> dojo.require. I don't think this was fully fleshed out in IRC or the
> wiki, I was extrapolating a little bit, so if I'm off on it, I'm happy
> to make changes.
> BTW, the I have the xdomain functionality stored in a loader_xd.js
> file. For xdomain loading, it will be used in addition to
> bootstrap2.js/loader.js.
> > [snip]
> >
> > If possible we will make a decision about ASVG in the very near future
> but
> > as it's only a few lines of code in hostenv_browser, I'd ask that you
> leave
> > it for now.
> No problem. Thanks for the info. I won't touch it.
> James
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