The qooxdoo Open Source project is going to see some significant advancements.
For quite a while now we have been talking about the intention to open up the project to facilitate more community involvement. 1&1 as qooxdoo’s initiator has started and is supporting this transformation. As the opportunity is actively being pursued, we would like to announce where we stand right now.
In order to allow for a best possible transformation of the project, we wanted this to be driven by people who have been involved with the qooxdoo project for a long time, have been providing first-class contributions to…
qooxdoo as an Open Source project has come a long way. As such it has always been and will continue to be available under liberal open-source licenses.
In order to simplify on the current, rather complex dual-licensing scheme (LGPL/EPL), as well as to better align with licenses typically applied to similar JS frameworks nowadays, qooxdoo is going to update to the
MIT License, http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.
The MIT license is very popular, and also being pretty straightforward it is easily been applied by users and contributors. Simplifying and modernizing qooxdoo’s licensing terms is one of the steps to further open up the…
Welcome to a quick status update. See a list of tasks accomplished recently.
There have been several reports by users that noticed strange behaviors of recent Firefox versions. The issue apparently is with the Firefox browser itself, and Mozilla is investigating the issue. On the qooxdoo side, as an example, Firefox starts to break the “Dynamic Script Execution Order”, which is required for a proper loading of the “source” version of an app.
In any case, if you encounter strange issues with Firefox, try to reproduce in other browsers. If those are fine, you probably have to wait for fixes shipping with a Firefox update.
For many years now an infrastructure for user-provided contributions to the qooxdoo framework has been available. As most of you certainly know, it goes by the name of “qooxdoo-contrib”.
While sticking to the very name, it has seen many significant changes over time. For instance, from its initial SVN repo at Sourceforge; over its deep (but often problematic) integration into the framework’s toolchain; all the way to a semi-dynamic, web-based catalog. Nevertheless it (mostly) kept moving into the right direction, trying to make it easier to collect, manage and use contributions to qooxdoo.
Just recently qooxdoo-contrib has been brought into…
A new maintenance release of the framework is available.
qooxdoo 5.0.1 ships with a few bugfixes over the previous qooxdoo 5.0 release. It particularly improves support for Microsoft Edge, the new browser of Windows 10, which was finally released after qooxdoo 5.0.
As a patch release qooxdoo 5.0.1 is fully backwards-compatible to the previous 5.0 version. Nothing needs to be changed in your existing apps if they are based on 5.0.
Welcome back to a brief status update.
See a list of tasks accomplished recently. Thanks for any detailed bug reports or even pull requests provided.
qooxdoo’s previous releases already came with preliminary support for the preview versions of Windows 10 and its new “Edge” web browser. Both of those Microsoft technologies shipped in their final version a few weeks ago. Indeed, some issues were found, but they could already be addressed in the framework code base.
Therefore we plan to ship a maintenance release qooxdoo 5.0.1 with improved Win10/MSEdge support by the end of next week. In the mean time, if you encounter issues with the latest devel version of qooxdoo, please file bug reports asap, thanks.
This is to let you know about a user-contributed example of a qooxdoo app in production, on behalf of its creator Christian Boulanger. Thanks Christian for the input, and good to see you keep enjoying and successfully leveraging qooxdoo!
Bibliograph is a powerful open source web application for the collaborative collection, editing and publishing of bibliographic data.
if you are interested in qooxdoo apps “in the wild”, Bibliograph v2.1 has just been released. It is based on qooxdoo 4.x (next version will upgrade to qooxdoo 5.x). A live preview is at http://demo.bibliograph.org .
For what it’s worth, the current…
As you might have noticed in the last few days, emails were no longer delivered to and from the regular qooxdoo mailing lists. That includes the central qooxdoo-devel mailing list as well as supporting infrastructure such as bugzilla reports, etc.
This is caused by a major outage of SourceForge, the external open-source hosting service the qooxdoo project uses for its mailing lists. Given the information on the net SourceForge is working 24x7 to bring back the affected systems. Hopefully they will restore their infrastructure soon, particularly as this bad situation continues for almost a week now …
Not much we can do about it right now (except for pointing you to the issues with this post). Lets see and hope the qooxdoo mailing lists are operational again soon.
It’s summertime around here. Many colleagues are on vacation or are working on internal projects. Nevertheless here’s some quick update on changes to the framework code. See a list of tasks accomplished recently. Many of those could be addressed due to detailed bug reports and/or pull requests provided, thanks.
With the recent releases qooxdoo 5.0 and also qooxdoo 4.1.1 the framework included preliminary support for the upcoming Windows 10 and more specifically for its new “Edge” web browser. Being a moving target some changes have been addressed in the mean time, so qooxdoo’s Edge support looks fairly good already.
This week was dominated by two framework releases: a major release qooxdoo 5.0 as well as a maintenance release qooxdoo 4.1.1. If you haven’t checked them out, please do so. They are the most sophisticated and mature releases of qooxdoo so far.
Don’t forget to let us all know if you are happy with the new framework versions, particularly qooxdoo 5.0. Just add your comment to the announcement post. If you encounter any trouble with the new releases or have some suggestions, please report any issues as usual, i.e. via the qooxdoo bugzilla.
Appreciated. Have a nice weekend.