[dojo-contributors] 1.3 direction

Dylan Schiemann mail at dylans.org
Thu Sep 25 14:46:43 EDT 2008


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Obviously I'd like to see more polish, probably less new features, and a
faster 1.3 release (perhaps plan for mod-November prior to the US
holidaze season?).  Basically a pretty major reduction in the number of
bugs seems important to me.

IE 8 will probably need to be addressed in this time frame.

I'd also like to have the new site implemented, demos and docs in place,
 a web-based build system, etc.  Basically taking the time to make life
easier for users and contributors, and then we can regroup for a bunch
of new features in 1.4 in 2009.

I should also have a fairly mature draft for the Dojo Foundation site
done by the end of the Ajax Experience, thanks to help from Torrey,
Chris Anderson (SitePen), and Tobias Klipstein (uxebu).

Regards,
- -Dylan

Bill Keese wrote:
> Can we contributors reach some consensus on the two or three top
> priorities for the 1.3 release that we'll all work on?  What do you
> think they should be?  (I won't be there on Sunday so I thought I'd
> start the thread here.)
> 
> Basically, I'm looking for consensus/buy-in from the people actually
> writing the code, so we can work together towards that common goal.  We
> did this once before back in the 0.9 development days, when we decided
> to rewrite everything.  But I don't think we've really done it since
> then.   The 1.3 delata should be a lot smaller than 0.9 delta, but
> should still set a general direction.
> 
> I have some ideas but I figure I'll let others answer first.   Although,
> BTW, I started a discussion about Dijit 1.3 priorities in
> http://dojotoolkit.org/2008/09/17/dijit-1-3.
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