The week in qooxdoo (2014-03-14)

As we have been working on larger topics recently, such as input device independence via pointer events or embracing JS tooling via GruntJS, there hasn’t been much feedback in the form of weekly blog posts. We’ll get back to you with more details once we are to feature the upcoming milestones and achievements.

In the meantime, here’s a list of tasks accomplished during the last two working weeks, straight from bugzilla, with many others currently in progress. C U.

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 There will be other steps to handle the large number of issues (including many that are rather outdated or unlikely enhancements).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.