[dojo-contributors] what is the raison detre for dojo 2.0.

Bill Keese bill at dojotoolkit.org
Mon Oct 8 05:53:44 EDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Kitson Kelly <me at kitsonkelly.com> wrote:

> On 8 October 2012 09:24, Bill Keese <bill at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
>> Also, I wasn't expecting us to drop support for IE8, although I'd be fine
>> with telling users they need to load es5-shim (from Kris Kowal) onto their
>> pages before loading dojo.
> I thought there was some discussion at some point about approach Kris
> about the toolkit leveraging it directly.  I suspect that what you might
> mean, in that it would be challenging to say "if you want to support"

I agree that loading it automatically (but only when needed) would be

> Also, as a side note, because continuing to support IE8 isn't only
> shimming ES5, but also potentially filling the gap of lack of CSS3 support.
> I have been playing with Stylus <http://learnboost.github.com/stylus/>and
> Nib <http://visionmedia.github.com/nib/> recently.  I have been impressed
> at how well Stylus works.  While I am not totally familiar with LESS, I am
> amazed at how easy Stylus makes in managing CSS.  Also how Nib degrades
> CSS3 and even can generate static gradient images for browsers that don't
> support it.  IMO it certainly warrants further consideration for Dojo and
> Dijit 2.
Looks interesting.   I would also be fine with no gradients on IE8.
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