jQuery 1.5 beta 1 released on the 5th birthday of jQuery
More than 50 items are listed in the change log for this beta although this is a 'concise' list and full release notes will accompany the final release. Changes include a rewritten Ajax module, the ability to subclass jQuery, many other enhancements, fixes to various memory leaks, performance improvements and enhanced cross-browser compatibility. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.
A release candidate is due within 10 days and the full release by the end of the month. The dual licensed (MIT/GPLv2) jQuery 1.5 beta 1 is available now from the jQuery content delivery network at the URL code.jquery.com/jquery-1.5b1.js. The latest stable release of jQuery is version 1.4.4, a maintenance update from mid-November.
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