We are happy to announce a new release of the framework, qooxdoo 2.1.
Many thanks go to the entire community for making this happen: the team of core developers, 1&1 as the supporting company, all contributors, and last but not least the users and enthusiasts who brought in questions, comments and suggestions.
qooxdoo's website-oriented features have been around as a pre-built library, typically called "q" due to its top-level namespace. To avoid conflicts with your environment, you may now also use alternative identifiers.
Animations also make it into the desktop widget set: fade in, fade out or scroll animations can easily be applied to those rich interfaces.
The toolchain is an integral and powerful part of the qooxdoo SDK. For many typical usecases it is now faster and more robust. It comes with a new JS parser, also to adapt to future language additions.
Writing API documentation can be error-prone. Now developers benefit from a stricter parsing and analysis of JSDoc comments, including checks for parameter types, return values and other possible inconsistencies.
When working in a team of developers, or when incorporating code from several sources, a consistent coding style is beneficial. The pretty-print feature was revamped and includes some handy features for reformatting code, such as limiting the length of code lines.
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The qooxdoo 2.1 release comes with many substantial improvements and exciting new features. In fact almost 300 bugfixes and enhancements made it into the release.