[dojo-contributors] Dojo & Mobile - devs needed

Shane O'Sullivan shaneosullivan1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 03:43:48 EDT 2010


We can do better.  The main issue is the number of 'we' really.  Wanna
jump in? All contribs insanely welcome

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On 16 October 2010 22:56, Alex Russell <alex at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
> Speaking of mobile, time is short. Please go play with:
>
>  http://jquerymobile.com/demos/1.0a1/
>
> The docs are good, the themes are nice, the markup is simple, and degrades well. What can we do better?
>
> On Aug 17, 2010, at 9:07 AM, Dylan Schiemann wrote:
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>> Shane,
>>
>> "At the recent London mobile meet we had a good discussion about where
>> Dojo should go, but unfortunately no one offered to actually write code
>> for dojox.mobile."
>>
>> I don't know if that's entirely true, though I know the pace has been
>> slow since then. I've been working on our strategy and plan document but
>> I've slipped behind. I do plan to have that ready sometime next week though.
>>
>> That said, we do need help, and as we discussed, getting us on a good
>> plan of attack so we can work together and get stuff done coherently
>> will go a long way towards this.
>>
>> Regards,
>> - -Dylan
>>
>> on 8/17/10 8:43 AM (GMT-07:00) Shane O'Sullivan said the following:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I'm very worried about Dojo and the mobile space.  As far as I can
>>> see, we are still lacking anything resembling a cohesive strategy, and
>>> are falling further and further behind.
>>>
>>> I appreciate that everyone is busy, and that this economy is forcing
>>> everyone, me included, to focus on their day jobs.  However, unless
>>> enough people are interested in making Dojo a killer on mobile, and
>>> have the time to donate, we might as well just admit we're going to
>>> focus on desktop and leave it be.
>>>
>>> I think dojox.mobile is a great start, and I very much want to make it
>>> (under whatever moniker) the best mobile toolkit out there.  The work
>>> the Uxebu guys are doing to customize Dojo for each platform is great
>>> too, and very much needed.
>>>
>>> However, what users want is a solid framework and great widgets.  We
>>> don't have them yet, and at the current rate, I don't think we will
>>> have them this side of 2012.
>>>
>>> So, I'm willing to put a good amount of my time into dojox.mobile, but
>>> unless others have time to contribute it'll never be anything close to
>>> world class.  At the recent London mobile meet we had a good
>>> discussion about where Dojo should go, but unfortunately no one
>>> offered to actually write code for dojox.mobile.
>>>
>>> Can I get a show of hands?  Alternatively, a simple "I don't have the
>>> time" will do too.  I need to know if I'll be wasting my time on a
>>> project that no one else has time to work on, or if there are 4 or 5
>>> others who have the scope to build something great.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Shane
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