jQuery UI 1.8.9

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The ninth maintenance release for jQuery UI 1.8 is out. This update brings bug fixes for Accordion, Datepicker, Draggable, Sortable and Tabs. For the full list of changes, see the changelog. You can download it here:


File Downloads

Svn (contains final files as they are in the zip, with @VERSION replaced with 1.8.9, all themes)

Git (contains pre-build files, with @VERSION not yet replaced with 1.8.9, base theme only)

Google Ajax Libraries API (CDN)

Microsoft Ajax CDN (CDN)

Custom Download Builder

New Features


The datepicker widget now has support for the Algerian Arabic, Australian and New Zealand localizations.


See the 1.8.9 Upgrade Guide for a list of changes that may affect you when upgrading from 1.8.8. For full details on what’s included in this release see the 1.8.9 Changelog.


Thanks to all who helped with this release, specifically: Campbell, cherif, Christoph Burgdorf, Ivan Peters, jorrit, marcos.sousa, Scott González, tobias.istvan.


Note: please do NOT use the comments section of this blog post for reporting bugs. Bug reports should be filed in the jQuery UI Bug Tracker and support questions should be posted on the jQuery Forum.

If you have feedback on us doing our ninth maintenance release for jQuery UI 1.8, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

6 thoughts on “jQuery UI 1.8.9

  1. Timothy on said:

    Slider is the only plugin that requires so many dependencies.

    Any chance of refactoring the code base to make Slider not so heavy.

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  3. Cam Skene on said:

    I noticed the minified version from Google is 50kb, but the minified version from Microsoft is 66kb? Why the discrepancy?

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  5. Gregor Suttie on said:

    This means jquery grids for MVC = awesome! – I know there are a few already but a jQueryUI one might be v nice!