[dojo-contributors] [Dojo-interest] [ANN] Dojo 0.9 Final

Jon Sykes lists at jpsykes.com
Mon Aug 20 16:00:25 EDT 2007


I'll raise a glass of beer to everyone that worked so hard on this  
tonight.

Cheers and well done to everyone !


On Aug 20, 2007, at 2:44 PM, Alex Russell wrote:

> After a complete re-think about the purpose and value of Dojo, and  
> after
> months of grueling ground-up work on the part of the entire Dojo team,
> I'm happy, proud, and excited to announce that Dojo 0.9.0 is  
> available.
>
> 	http://download.dojotoolkit.org/release-0.9.0	
>
> And AOL is already hosting 0.9 in their CDN. See:
>
> 	http://build.dojotoolkit.org/0.9.0/
>
> For those porting Dojo applications from previous version of the
> toolkit, you can refer to the Porting Guide for help on where APIs
> landed in the shuffle:
>
> 	http://dojotoolkit.org/book/dojo-porting-guide-0-4-x-0-9
>
> In may cases, you'll need less code overall to get the same thing done
> (or done better), and Bill Keese (Dijit Project Lead) has put together
> a great overview of what's new and awesome:
>
> 	http://dojotoolkit.org/files/Dijit09.pdf
>
> The quick rundown of 0.9 features will be familiar to committers by  
> now:
>
> Dijit:
> 	* unified look and feel for all widgets
> 	* ambitious a11y and i18n features in every Dijit widget
> 	* a mature CSS-driven theme system with multiple, high-quality themes
> 	* huge improvements in system performance
> 	* data-bound widgets
> 	* Declarations for lightweight widget writing
> 	* a new page parser that allows instances of any class, not just
> widgets
> 	* no magic
>
> Core:
> 	* reduced API surface area (easier to remember and use)
> 	* dojo.query() always available, returns real arrays
> 	* from-scratch high-performance DnD system
> 	* Base (dojo.js) is 25K on the wire (gzipped)
> 	* dojo.data APIs finalized
> 	* new build system
> 	* new test harness for both CLI and browser use
> 	* dojo.behavior now marked stable and based on dojo.query
> 	* excellent animation APIs with Color animations in Base (always
> available)
> 	* all the features you've come to count on from Dojo (RPC, JSON-P,
> JSON, i18n, formatting utilities, etc.)
>
> DojoX:
> 	* high quality implementations of previously experimental features:
> 		* gfx (portable 2D drawing)
> 		* data wires
> 		* offline
> 		* storage
> 		* cometd (Bayeux client)
> 		* etc.
> 	* dojox.gfx now includes Sliverlight support
> 	* many more features and improvements than there's room for here
>
> Finally, my sincerest thanks to the committers, contributors, and
> organizations whose hard work and support made this possible. We  
> took a
> great risk in attempting 0.9 and without their herculean efforts, Dojo
> would not be the thriving, open project that it is today.
>
> Regards
>
> -- 
> Alex Russell
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