The qooxdoo development team has released version 1.3 and 1.2.2 of its open source Ajax GUI framework. According to qooxdoo Project Lead Andreas Ecker, the latest major update includes "substantial improvements in almost the entire range of the framework".
The latest 1.3 release of qooxdoo features the addition of a new virtual List widget to visualise large data sets, a new experimental Test runner simply called "Testrunner2" with a lightweight, HTML-only interface and the introduction of new widgets, such as a Tri-state CheckBox, a ProgressBar and a Toolbar with smart overflow handling. Other changes include support for touch-enabled devices, the integration of automated GUI testing based on Selenium and more than 360 bug fixes and improvements over 1.2.1.
Version 1.2.2 is a regular patch release that contains a variety of bug fixes for the previous point update, but includes no new features. In total, it corrects more than 170 issues affecting, for example, the framework core and the GUI toolkit UI. The 1.2.x branch maintenance update is intended for users that aren't yet ready to upgrade to qooxdoo 1.3.
More details about the release can be found in a news post on the project's site, as well as in the release notes. Version 1.3 and 1.2.2 of qooxdoo are available to download and documentation is provided.
The framework has primarily been developed by employees from 1&1 web hosting company in Germany. qooxdoo is available under a dual licence, allowing users to choose either the LGPL (Lesser General Public License) or the EPL (Eclipse Public License) depending on project requirements.