[Fluid-announce] Fluid Infusion 1.1 Release

Eli Cochran eli at media.berkeley.edu
Wed Jun 3 00:03:43 UTC 2009

The Fluid Project is very pleased to announce the release of Fluid  
Infusion 1.1

This release introduces a handful of new features and bug fixes to the  
framework and components, building on the solid foundation of our  
Infusion 1.0 release last month. Infusion 1.1 is an incremental  
upgrade and preserves backwards compatibility for all production-grade  

Infusion 1.1 is available for download at:


What's New in This Release?

   * Updates our supported browsers to include the latest from Yahoo's  
A-grade browser list
        - see http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Browser+Support
    * Provides the ability to create custom builds:
        - see http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Custom+Build
    * Adds jQuery UI Themes for working with FSS themes
    * Adds new and powerful decorators for the Renderer:
        - The "fluid" decorator instantiates any Fluid Infusion  
component bound to the markup
        - New support for removing arbitrary attributes and CSS classes
    * Updates the Pager:
        - Improved handing of column sorting
        - Fixed persistence of focus
    * Updates the Uploader:
        - User can manually switch to the standard non-Flash http file  
        - Uploader Browse button now respects DOM z-index in Flash 10
    * Updates the User Interface Options:
        - Better cross browser support
        - Better keyboard and screen reader accessibility
    * Changes some class names in the FSS and components:
	    - see http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Upgrading+to+Infusion+1.1
    * Changes some Framework API:
	    - see http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Upgrading+to+Infusion+1.1
    * Fixes many bugs

See the complete list here:

If you're upgrading from Infusion 1.0, please see:
If upgrading from an earlier version of Infusion you may want to refer  
to the following Upgrade guides:

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:

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
manager of user experience design
ETS, UC Berkeley

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