The YUI team and project contributors are pleased to announce the immediate availability of YUI 2.8.0. This release brings in four new components (Storage Utility, SWFStore Utility, SWF Utility, and the ProgressBar Control) along with hundreds of fixes and enhancements. George Puckett’s release notes for YUI 2.8.0 provide a comprehensive overview of the changes.
Four significant components make their debut in this release:
swfdetectmodule, which populates
connection-coremodule, reducing your code footprint if you’re only using the basic XHR capability. Head over to the Configurator to update your dependency list if you want to opt in to this more slender package.
year_offsetconfiguration property in the Calendar Control provides support for calendaring systems that are fundamentally Gregorian but whose zero-year is different than 0 C.E. (the Thai calendar is one of several such systems).
Some of the most interesting new work in YUI 2.8.0 (including Matt’s Storage and Satyam’s ProgressBar) come from outside of Yahoo, and community involvement in the project continues to grow month by month. To those of you who contributed timely bug fixes and enhancements in this release, and to the hundreds who helped refine the library through high-quality enhancement requests and bug reports, thank you!
YUI 2 development and maintenance continues. You can follow this work on YUILibrary.com, where the Roadmap will soon tick over to the priority list for 2.9.0. As bug fixes roll into the YUI 2 development tree, you can follow them in near-real time on GitHub. If there’s anything that’s not moving fast enough for you, fork the repo, sign a CLA, and start making pull requests.
The team remains hard at work on YUI 3, and we’re now finalizing the documentation for the upcoming 3.0.0 GA release that will bring the new YUI 3 core and most utilities out of beta. YUI 3 is also available on GitHub, so feel free to clone the YUI 3 repo and start exercising the upcoming release. Beyond the GA, we’ll continue to work on bringing widgets to YUI 3 on the new Widget stack and making it easier for the community to make contributions across the project.