[Fluid-announce] Fluid Infusion 1.0 Release

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Apr 10 00:42:38 UTC 2009


The Fluid Project is very pleased to announce the release of Fluid  
Infusion 1.0!

This release introduces a new data binding framework, a stand-alone  
Progress component, three new Fluid Skinning System themes, and a  
number of UI Options improvements and refinements. Along with the  
usual bug fixes and improvements, we've improved the consistency of  
the code base by standardizing APIs, class names, and reorganizing the  
source code.

Please see What's New in This Release below for more details.

If you're upgrading from a previous version of Infusion you may want  
to refer to the following Upgrade guides:
     http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Upgrading+to+Infusion 
+1.0

Infusion 1.0 is available for download at:

    http://fluidproject.org/index.php/download-infusion

What's New in This Release?

     * New data binding framework: the ChangeApplier
     * Substantial UI Options improvements and refinements, including:
           - a better user interface: improved layout, easier to use,  
increased contrast
           - new features: table of contents, contrast and line spacing
           - configurable strategy for persisting user preferences,  
using cookies by default
           - stable API
     * 3 new Fluid Skinning System themes with graphics: Coal, Slate,  
and Inverted High Contrast
     * New preview component: Progress (previously part of the  
Uploader component)
     * Improved documentation
     * Better error handling for the Uploader
     * Up to date ARIA support for the Reorderer
     * Consistency across the board: standardized APIs, class names,  
and source code layout
     * Many bug fixes

See the complete list here:
    http://issues.fluidproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10191

What is Fluid Infusion?

Fluid Infusion is a JavaScript application framework for building  
rich, reusable, and accessible user interfaces on the Web. It includes  
all the tools you need for building complex interactions, including  
support for models and views, data binding, and unobtrusive markup  
rendering. Infusion also includes a growing collection of components  
that have been designed by a cross-disciplinary team and thoroughly  
tested for usability and accessibility. By incorporating the Infusion  
framework and components into your web application's user interface,  
you will make your application easier to use by more people. Easier to  
use means happier users.

Known Issues

An up-to-date listing of known issues with this release is available at:
    http://issues.fluidproject.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10189

Help us Build a Usable Web For Everyone

The Fluid Project is an open, collaborative community. Our goal is to  
improve the user experience of open source web applications, so if you  
are a designer or developer and want to help change the world,  
consider getting involved! Fluid Infusion includes not only full  
source code but also a design handbook that offers useful design,  
accessibility, and usability strategies and documentation, all backed  
by a growing community of interaction designers, user interface  
experts, and software developers contributing a wealth of expertise in  
usability and accessibility.

Many thanks to everyone in the community for their hard work and  
support for this release!

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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley

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