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From "Aaron Evans" <aaronmev...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Modifying the Jetspeed Desktop
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:10:54 GMT
I've been using dojo for a while now. In fact, I think it was a
posting from Scott that got me on to it!

We're using a custom build for it so I am not sure that I'll be able
to easily merge my build with the one that is used for desktop, but I
haven't tried.

I hear all those frustrations with dojo, but they claim they're going
to address a bunch of them and finally release a 1.0 soon.  In any
event, if you guys ultimately decide to switch I don't think it would
really matter to me in the long run.

My biggest problem has been with widgets.  At this point, they should
only be used sparsely because they just kill page load time if you use
a bunch of them in a page.  So I've started moving away from them and
only using them here and there.

Wrt the "re-writing" of javascript to be more like Java that Scott
mentioned, maybe Scott is right and this leads to problems. However, I
can tell you that I HATED coding javascript until I started using
dojo's packaging model.  But then again, most of my experience with
javascript was back in the days of HTML 1.0 when it really did suck.
There are a ton of things you can do now that I had no idea you could

Anyhow, just my 2 cents...

On 4/23/07, David Sean Taylor <david@bluesunrise.com> wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2007, at 4:07 PM, Weaver, Scott wrote:
> > Sounds good to me I would love to get back in the game as it were :)
> Yeah, what happened to you dude, did you go on a road trip with Ken
> Kesey or what ;-) ?
> OK ... I need to get creative and come up with a way to get us
> together for the big summit....
> > One of DOJO's biggest downfalls was their attempt to "rewrite" how
> > javascript works and trying to make it more "java-like".  This just
> > compounds the complexity exponentially when coupled with the fact that
> > the documentation is so sparse.
> >
> Yeah, I must say my productivity was way done using this framework,
> frustration way up
> That said it does work nicely at times
> Be interested to see what Steve says when he gets back from vacation....

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