For new users, a Live Tutorial application has been introduced that is designed to guide them through basic desktop and mobile examples. For qooxdoo's web-oriented features, several new modules for local Storage, support for Placeholders in form fields, DOM element Placement, and client-side Messaging have been added, and cross-browser animations have been improved.
The qooxdoo framework has been updated with new mobile widgets. These include a Carousel and a Picker dialog, as well as scrolling TextAreas and Canvas. Mobile form layout is said to have been polished and widgets now include translation, rotation and scale transform functions.
An overview of the bug fixes, improvements and new features in version 2.1 of qooxdoo can be found in the release notes. Qooxdoo 2.1 is available to download from the project's site and documentation is provided.
The framework has primarily been developed by employees from German web hosting company 1&1. Hosted on GitHub, source code for qooxdoo is dual-licensed under the LGPL and the Eclipse Public Licence (EPL).