OK, no blame on the messanger, but the tone behind Python and Ruby is exactly why I'm worried about it ;)

Nothing bad about those two languages, but I have a feeling that glowing tone is attributed not only to the language / library qualities. At least, not necessarily to those that are needed.

Still, this is my feeling, not necessarily correct one ;)

        Sergey


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On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Yaron Koren <yaron57@gmail.com> wrote:
I had absolutely no say in the choice; but I have talked about it with the Wikimedia Foundation Javascript people (including Michael Dale, who I believe is on this list - feel free to jump in here, Michael); and there seemed to be a consensus that jQuery is the most powerful-yet-lightweight of the major Javascript libraries. People talked about it in the glowing tones that I've usually heard reserved for Python and Ruby. And for what it's worth, one of the Javascript people is a former Yahoo! developer who thought that YUI had become too bloated. I'm just passing on what I heard here; don't blame the messenger. :)

-Yaron


On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:08 PM, Sergey Chernyshev <sergey.chernyshev@gmail.com> wrote:
Any idea why jQuery was decided to be the library of choice? Was there any analysis done for it?
Or you guys just picked the hottest latest thing? Just curious, really.

        Sergey




On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Yaron Koren <yaron57@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

Yes, this is planned for SF, for the reason you note - it was actually mentioned in my "planned changes" talk at SMW Camp [1] (page 6). SF also uses the Floatbox Javascript library for file uploading, which I also hope to move over to jQuery if possible.

Similarly, Semantic Drilldown uses the Ext library for comboboxes, and I hope to move that to jQuery as well.
 
I should note that I have no immediate plans to do this, and also no special knowledge of jQuery yet; so if you or anyone else wants to help with the move-over, please just let me know.


-Yaron


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Daniel Friesen <lists@danielfriesen.name> wrote:
Has there been any discussion, tickets, or thought towards migrating
Semantic Forms (and if it uses YUI anywhere, SMW)?

The usability initiative / js2 is using jQuery so jQuery will soon be
standardly included into MediaWiki.

So it would be a good idea to migrate to using jQuery. Loading 2
different javascript libraries is unnecessary.

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~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]


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