I know what you’re thinking. It’s been 3 months since I last posted. My last post was all about how you can pay it back to MooTools, and since then I’ve been taking my own medicine.
MooTools 1.2.4 released today along with MooTools More 188.8.131.52. In this release, I’ve pushed 274 commits into the codebase (out of 398). There’s a LOT of new features in it, but some should look familiar.
And then there’s MooTools ART, which is awesome. It’s the beginning of a UI system for MooTools plugins.
Rather than go over all this stuff in detail though, I’ll just point you to the blog post I wrote over on the Cloudera Blog, which outlines all the cool stuff we’ve been building with all these new toys. There’s even a fancy screencast.
The Clientcide Libs and MooTools 1.2.4
But you’re probably asking yourself, what about the Clientcide plugins? Well, obviously I haven’t forgotten about them. First and foremost, it should be rather obvious by now that much of my work is now being pushed into MooTools instead of released here. It makes sense mostly, as the plugins get reviewed by the other MooTools dev team members and the result is always better. There are still a few plugins here that don’t belong in MooTools More and to that end I’ve been maintaining them, occasionally adding features.
The current version of Clientcide – 2.1.0 – should work fine with 1.2.4. The catch is that the upgrade path to switch to the new instances of the things that moved (for instance, Waiter moving to MooTools More and now being called Spinner), isn’t super duper easy. I do plan on authoring compat layers for some of these scripts, but not all of them.
What does this mean if you’re using these libraries? Well, you can keep using them. But I’m not going to maintain Waiter, for instance. I’ll focus on Spinner. Converting from one to the other should be relatively straight forward, but since they both work in the same space (because they have different names), you should be able to use either one or both.
Look for a release in a week or so of the next version of Clientcide for MooTools 1.2.4. There are several bug fixes and I will have some compatibility layers for some of the plugins. In the mean time, you should be able to update to 1.2.4 without any issues.
The only exception here is that MooToosl More 1.2.4 includes a few plugins that are almost direct copies of what I have in 2.1.0, namely HtmlTable and Element.Delegation. If you’re using either of these scripts, you can just ditch the copy you get from me and use the ones in 1.2.4.