jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 5 – Tabs Redesign

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The fifth milestone release for jQuery UI 1.9 is out, featuring the updated Tabs widget. This release also includes updates and bug fixes to existing and new widgets that will not make it into a 1.8.x release.

What’s a Milestone Release?

A milestone release makes it easier to try out the latest development code of jQuery UI without necessarily having to check out code from GitHub.

With a milestone release you can try out new widgets that are pretty far along (though not yet final) and provide feedback based on released code with a specific version number.

Note: the API is subject to change as the code is still under active development.


The Tabs API has been redesigned for simplicity, extensibility and consistency with other widgets in jQuery UI. We’d love to get feedback on any compatibility issues you may have with existing code. Everything supported in 1.8 should work out-of-the-box in 1.9; if something breaks, we will work to fix it before the final release.


You can download the jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 5 – Tabs Redesign release as a zip file or via git:

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How to Provide Feedback

wiki page

To help with the testing of the Tabs redesign, visit the Tabs page on our Development & Planning wiki.


If the comments section on the wiki page doesn’t provide enough room for your feedback, post to the Developing jQuery UI Forum and tag the post:

How to Contribute Code

If you have code changes for the Tabs widget, fork jQuery UI on GitHub and submit a pull request.

If you’re new to git or GitHub, see our guide: How to submit a fix to jQuery UI – The Easy Way.


Note: please do NOT use the comments section of this blog post for feedback on the Tabs widget. This discussion should occur on the wiki page and the forum (see How to Provide Feedback, above).

If you have feedback on us doing our fifth milestone release, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

3 thoughts on “jQuery UI 1.9 Milestone 5 – Tabs Redesign

  1. David on said:

    @richard. the roadmap hasn’t been updated in nearly 2 months and numerous milestones have been reached since then. also, the order projects are listed don’t reflect what order they’re being worked on in these releases. is there any way that roadmap can more accurately reflect the recent work that’s been done so it can be used to measure progress towards 1.9?