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04 April 2011, 10:58

jQuery 1.5.2 released as 1.6 beta approaches

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jQuery 1.5.2, a bug fix release for the "Write less, do more" JavaScript library, has been published by the developers and fixes 18 bugs. More importantly, according to John Resig, creator of the library, the release clears the way for the first beta of jQuery 1.6 currently scheduled for 15 April.

The jQuery developers have been moving to an even more transparent and faster moving development process; Resig points to the public minutes of the developer meetings. There is also a feature/change spreadsheet which lists all the proposed changes for jQuery 1.6 with developers comments and a result reflecting whether it is being implemented. He also suggests that developers wanting to help the project will find that now is a good time to get involved.

JQuery provides a library for writing compact but readable JavaScript for simplfying document traversal, AJAX queries, animation and event handling.The dual licensed (MIT/GPLv2) library recently celebrated its fifth birthday. It has become widely adopted by many web developers, including Microsoft and Nokia and has spawned a jQuery Mobile project to address handheld devices.

JQuery 1.5.2 is available either directly from the site or via jQuery's, Microsoft's or Google's content delivery networks.


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