[squeak-dev] [ANN] Aida/Web 6.2 Spring edition is out
janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Fri Feb 11 18:05:59 UTC 2011
On the sunny side of the Alps we have a spring already, so let me bring
a bit spring to you too with this new Aida release :)
Fresh features from last month:
- new event framework
- unified JSON messaging (over WebSocket, Ajax, Comet)
- image based persistence - snapshot every hour
- view active/logged sessions in Security
- whitelisted IPs in Security
- red 'browser not supported' warning on top of page
And to repeat new features from Christmas beta:
*Mobile* devices like smartpone and tablet support, with mobile
device detection and special mobile CSS as addition to screen CSS, so
that you can easily adapt your existing apps to mobile simply by
overriding the existing CSS.
*HTML5* support: Aida switches now to HTML5 by default and HTML5
specific features will be gradually added, WebSocket is there
already, local storage and offline support comes next.
*WebSocket* support for bidirectional communication between server
and browser, as a replacement for Comet. WebSocket channel is now
automatically open on the session with WebSocket capable browser.
*JSON* messaging introduced to be gradually used as only message
format in unified (Ajax or WebSocket) communication between server
*Widget forms" introduced, hierarchy of forms follow the hierarchy of
standalone widgets, each widget can Ajax submit its own form together
with subforms in subwidgets.
There is now a continuously built One-click Pharo image (with new Aida
preloaded and running) available via Download now button on
http://wwww.aidaweb.si/download.html (thanks Pharo guys!).
6.2 is released on Squeak/Pharo and VisualWorks and it will be also
avaiable on the soon to be released VisualWorks 7.8 CD.
Release notes with most important new features highlighted are available
at: http://www.aidaweb.si/release-notes-6.2 .
Happy web smalltalking with new Aida!
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