|Prototype 1.7.1 Released|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012|
When Prototype 1.7 was released in November 2010 its lead developer outlined plans for a bug fix release, 220.127.116.11, that would rewrite the DOM code to be easier to read and faster, and a minor release, 1.7.1, that would address ECMAScript 5 compatibility.
Now, some 20 months later, Version 1.7.1 bundles both of these promised releases together.
On the Prototype blog Andrew Dupont explains that its dom.js section has been completely rewritten for various reasons:
For compatibility with the ES5 specification, certain array methods
In looking forward, Andrew Dupont notes that as he is currently the only developer working on the project on a regular basis progress is bound to be slow. He states:
If you’re concerned about Prototype’s future, I can only tell you that I have no plans to abandon its development. But, at the same time, I can’t commit to any milestones or consistent release schedule, because I’m doing this in my free time.
In the short term, if you have specific things you want to fix and you feel like they aren’t getting done quickly enough, a GitHub pull request would be the best way to get it in front of my eyes.
In the long term, if this process reveals some consistent and helpful contributors, I’d certainly be interested in adding those people to the core team.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2012 )|