The week in qooxdoo (2014-02-28)

Welcome to the weekly status update.

Bugzilla cleanup

As most of you know, the qooxdoo project has quite a long history, and so has its bugzilla and many of the issues in it. As we have been moving to a more agile development process we have set out for exciting advancements this year. Thus we plan to better handle and clean up the existing bugzilla issues. We want to have and provide a clear view on what’s important and be even more transparent to you what will probably be fixed and what most likely not.

In a first step we are going to move those open issues to RESOLVED – LATER, whose last comment is older than a year. BTW, we plan on doing such maintenance steps periodically. There will be other steps to handle the large number of issues (including many that are rather outdated or unlikely enhancements). We just wanted to inform you about upcoming bug updates. If we move or modify a bug of yours during this process, and you’re still interested in it, feel free to comment or reopen. Just give us feedback why you still think this is important. Thanks for your support.

HtmlArea now a contrib

We accomplished bug #7918 this week, which was about moving the HtmlArea components into a separate repository and adding it to the regular contrib catalog. If you happen to use the framework from its Git master and you use the HtmlArea, make sure you update your code to include component as the contrib.

Bugfixes

For a complete list of tasks accomplished during the last working week, use this bugzilla query.

Bye.

The week in qooxdoo (2014-02-14)

Welcome to a weekly wrap-up of dev activities.

Pointing out Pointers

We started one of the next big advancements of the framework: Introduction of input device independent events. In the end qooxdoo apps – be it desktop, mobile or website – are supposed to work fine independent of the actual input device (mouse, finger, etc.).

We’ve added a meta bug with some dependent bugs, which hold some more details on that topic and its implementation process. All the development will be done in a feature branch named “pointer”. Before we merge the feature over to master, we will let you know.

Mobile Improvements

Check out the recent blog post on Mobile: Back navigation, Console. It contains some handy new features when creating mobile apps.

Bugfixes

For a complete list of tasks accomplished during the last working week, use this bugzilla query.

Bye.

The week in qooxdoo (2014-02-07)

Welcome to the weekly status update.

Forms Updated

We updated the form component and its included validation for qx.Desktop. The invalid messages are usually shown in tooltips. As soon as the form gets validated and is detected as invalid, the first invalid tooltip will be shown to signal the user something is wrong. Take a look at a form demo to see the new behavior.

IE8: Regression in mouse events

We recently found a regression that affects the 3.0.2 and 3.5 releases: In Internet Explorer 8, the methods qx.event.type.Mouse.getDocumentLeft and getDocumentTop will return NaN, which unfortunately breaks the custom scroll bars in qx.Desktop. If your applications are affected you may want to switch to the branch_3_5_x branch of the Git repository or apply a patch from the commit that contains the fix.

Bugfixes

For a complete list of tasks accomplished during the last working week, use this bugzilla query.

Bye.