Welcome to a quick status update. See a list of tasks accomplished recently.

Firefox issues

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.

Keep hacking.

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.

Even for apps based on qooxdoo 4.1.x updating should be rather trivial; just consult the previous release info. When upgrading from an older version, use migration support to get directly to 5.0.1.

Download qooxdoo 5.0.1. Check out the release notes and the manual.

Many thanks to the community for reporting issues and your support in improving the framework.

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.

Upcoming Release

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.

C U.

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.

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.

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