Dojo 0.4.2 released
Looks like I must have lost a few feeds when I moved over to GreatNews and imported. I’ve a feeling I fell fould of the flat tree structure and thought that it had duplicated some stuff. This means I’m a bit behind on some updates.
The Dojo blog had a recent anouncement of the release of version 0.4.2:
0.4.2 is a minor patch update to 0.4.1 and includes a tightly selected set of fixes for 0.4.1 issues. As a result, we anticipate that 0.4.2 will be a straightforward upgrade for existing 0.4.x users.
Getting 0.4.2 is simple (just follow the download link at the top of the page), but there some new goodies for advanced toolkit users:
- A new version of the web based build tool has been released for creating custom
dojo.jsfiles. You can replace the
dojo.jsfrom any release with these files to improve the page loading performance of your application
- 0.4.2 has been adopted by AOL for hosting in their CDN, and we’ve updated instructions on how to use it
- Cross-domain package loading is significantly more robust in 0.4.2, style operations are much faster, and common-case event connection speed has been improved on IE. Big-ish apps should benefit from all of these changes.
Every release has it’s heroes, and for 0.4.2 I’d like to extend my personal thanks to James Burke for the amazing work he’s put into ensuring that the build system and cross-domain issues were 100% sorted out so that everything works. It’s a tremendous accomplishment that AOL considers 0.4.2 to be “prime time”, and we couldn’t have done it without James.