As planned the Open Source RIA Framework qooxdoo is available in a new release 0.8.2. It is quite a comprehensive maintenance release, with many improvements and bugfixes over the previous version. For more info please see the detailed release notes.
qooxdoo 0.8.2 is quite easy to setup, straightforward to use and fun to play with. The framework now also introduces support for live debugging your applications (try it out online for debugging qooxdoo’s feedreader demo). Think of the new Inspector tool as a cross-browser Firebug. But being a qooxdoo application itself it runs in any supported browser, particularly in those that are hard to debug natively like IE 6 or 7.
This release went through one of the most comprehensive testing phases of any qooxdoo release. Backed by continuous integration leveraging a system for automated build, unit and application testing and reporting, a wide set of browsers and operating systems has been covered. This includes not only the common web browsers IE6, IE7, FF2, FF3, Safari 3, Opera 9 or Chrome, but also “beta” versions like IE8 RC1, FF3.1b, Safari 4 beta, WebKit nightly.
jQuery-like low-level layer
Data binding & Virtual Widgets
Two other experimental features are provided as technical previews in the qooxdoo 0.8.2 release: The first one is an advanced data binding layer, that is expected to significantly guide future RIA development in qooxdoo. The other feature is a bottom-up infrastructure for virtual widgets, which allows to create interface elements that can display huge amounts of data without performance penalty (aka data tables or grids).
qooxdoo 0.8.2 is recommended as an upgrade to existing applications, migration should be straightforward (but you should carefully read the migration notes). Being the latest stable version it is also perfect for new users to easily get started with qooxdoo.Download and enjoy the new 0.8.2 release.