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

Dylan Schiemann dylan at dojotoolkit.org
Thu Oct 11 15:44:03 EDT 2012

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It's the wrong argument, which is why there's not much of a disconnect.

Colin's point is that we should be focusing on the features that matter
for building robust apps. As Bryan's example just showed, Dojo works
well as a replacement for jQuery if you get what he just wrote, and it
won't if you don't, so the challenge is marketing rather than technical,
so why conflate and confuse the two.

Look at YUI, their marketing around what YUI 3 would become sounded a
lot like jQuery with some sprinkling of Dojo, rather than focusing on
what makes their toolkit amazing. I don't see the point in going that
route. We need to be thinking bigger, about what the apps of the feature
need from a toolkit, and what our role is in that ecosystem, rather than
worrying about the past.

- -Dylan

on 10/11/12 12:24 PM (GMT-07:00) Rawld Gill said the following:
> Colin said ?We should not attempt to compete in the brochure site space.
> [?] Those areas are both well-served by jQuery?.
> Dylan gave Colin a +100.
> Tom says dojo is an excellent replacement for JQuery now, let alone what
> a little tuning could do (and I have agreed with everything Tom has said).
> Will somebody please either acknowledge that there is a huge
> disagreement here or explain the logic that indicates the statements
> above imply the same thing?!?!?!?
> --Rawld
> *From:** *Tom Trenka
> *Sent:* Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:39 AM
> *To:* dojo dev.
> *Subject:* Re: [dojo-contributors] what is the raison detre for dojo 2.0.
> Dojo Core AS IT STANDS NOW is an excellent substitute for something like
> jQuery.  That will not change (and indeed it can't, for the simple
> reason that it's not possible to build something well like Dijit on top
> of it).  What I am saying is Dojo 2.0 needs to be more-so.
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