The week in qooxdoo (2013-02-08)

Welcome to the weekly status update.


You have certainly seen the latest releases qooxdoo 2.1.1 and 2.0.4 that shipped during the week. We hope you enjoy them already.

For your apps, please consider to take advantage of the new releases soon. qooxdoo 2.1.1 is the latest stable version, with several fixes and improvements, so it’s the most reasonable thing to migrate to that release directly. It should be a fine experience to switch to the latest version, so stay up-to-date and fight legacy code.

As you might know already, qooxdoo is not only available as several packages to download, but its website-oriented library even from a CDN. The SDK can also be integrated as a public Maven artifact; the server-side features of qooxdoo can simply be installed for Node.js as a npm module.

Scale and Rotation on Android

As reported in a bug the native “touchmove” event did not include a scale or rotation value on Android devices. We use these two values in the Mobile Showcase on the events page for zooming/pinching/rotating the HTML5 logo inside the touch area. We fixed this issue by polyfilling the calculation of scale and rotation. Now you should be able to transform the logo, even on Android devices. If you still notice issues, please reopen and add your findings to the bug report.

Mock HTTP Server

If you’re developing and/or testing an application that talks to an HTTP backend, you might be interested in the new FakeServer utility class. Based on the SinonJS feature of the same name, it offers a convenient way to define mock HTTP responses without having to modify your application code. Let us know if and how your projects benefit from this new addition.


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

Have a nice weekend.