jQuery UI 1.10 Release Candidate (RC1)
The first release candidate for jQuery UI 1.10 is out. We landed more bug fixes since our 1.10 beta release, but nothing major. So the big changes to come in 1.10 are still the same:
- Dialog API redesign and a ton of accessibility updates: This was our main goal for this release. Dialog is now easier to use (fewer (useless) options), avoids a ton of issues thanks for a new approach to stacking and a lot more accessible. When you press a button to open a dialog, then close that dialog, focus will move back to that opening button. Full keyboard control is therefore much easier. Focus handling inside the dialog also got better. Together this makes dialog much more usable in combination with screenreaders. And you get all that while the API stayed pretty much the same.
- Progressbar API redesign: The one change here is to add support for indeterminate progress bars.
- We’ve removed the backward compability layers in Accordion, Autocomplete, Effects, Position, Tabs and Widget, reducing the filesize of these components, quite significantly for Tabs. If you’ve upgraded from 1.8 to 1.9 and haven’t updated your usage yet, check out the 1.9 upgrade guide for necessary changes.
For a full list of changes, see the list of 1.10 fixed tickets. You can read more about the API redesigns in a previous blog post. We’re working on a full changelog and upgrade guide for the final release.
jQuery core 1.9.0rc1 was also just released, so grab a copy and double up on your testing!
As mentioned in the Beta release post: One new widget almost made it into this release: Selectmenu. We’re still working on the accessibility side of that and you can expect it in 1.11, which will come as quickly as 1.10.
- Development Bundle: http://jqueryui.com/resources/download/jquery-ui-1.10.0-rc.1.zip
Git (contains source files, with @VERSION not yet replaced with 1.10.0-rc.1, base theme only)
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 first release candidate for jQuery UI 1.10, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.
Is there a way to handle the case where the opening button is no longer present and focus on something else? e.g.: after closing a confirmation dialog for deleting an item in a list where each item has a delete button. The delete button may or may not be present, if it isn’t another control could be focused on, e.g. add item button.
Thumbs up for the dialog accessibility upgrade. Looking towards the final release.
Why not add some chat widgets support. something like the GREAT page-buddies.com.
Just a line of script and your page has a chat support icon.
Can we expect something like this from Jquery Ui ?