Re: Laszlo-user Digest, Vol 96, Issue 5
On 10/24/2012 3:00 PM, laszlo-user-request@... wrote:
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> 1. Re: OpenLaszlo 5.0, mobile support, components, Java 7
> support (Steven Cho)
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> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:14:17 +0200
> From: Steven Cho<st.c.cho@...>
> Subject: Re: [Laszlo-user] OpenLaszlo 5.0, mobile support, components,
> Java 7 support
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> Thanks a lot for your answer, Amy.
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:55 PM, Amy Muntz<amy@...> wrote:
>> Hi Steven,
>> I can share what I know. Laszlo is still fixing bugs in trunk (the current
>> development branch) which means they are funding OpenLaszlo at some level.
>> Their focus is DHTML right now, and SWF as their are regressions. Some
>> recent changes include an overhaul of the click-div code to improve
>> performance for all browsers (except IE9) as well as a number of very subtle
>> focus issues involving input text and the dojo RTE. That said, they are
>> fixing a number of browser-specific bugs in those areas.
> That means Laszlo is only maintaining OpenLaszlo right now, and will
> not add new features to the platform? Probably fixing bugs required to
> be fixed for Webtop projects?
>> They are not focused on the web site or management of the open source
>> project, but the code and the changes they are making are still available
>> and ongoing.
> For the past two months the developer mailing lists have been quiet,
> does that mean that all development is taking place behind closed
> doors in the future? Do Laszlo employees still follow the open source
> project mailing lists at all? It seems that all questions answered in
> the user mailing list were answered by people not working for Laszlo.
> And what about the mobile runtime? Does anyone know which browsers are
> targeted by the DHTML mobile runtime? And what are the differences
> between that runtime and the default DHTML runtime?
> Thanks, Stevie
> Laszlo-user mailing list
> End of Laszlo-user Digest, Vol 96, Issue 5
There has been silence from Critical Path about OpenLaszlo since they
acquired it except for a small update notice placed at the top of the
OpenLaszlo site (http://www.openlaszlo.org/). The OpenLaszlo community
has not been kept in the loop about any official plans about the future
of OpenLaszlo since CP took over. I have also not heard anything from
any current employee of Critical Path or the subgroup that officially
owns OpenLaszlo since they came over. Your guess about the future of
OpenLaszlo is as good as mine. Most of the activity on the OpenLaszlo
mailing list and OpenLaszlo forums has moved to stackoverflow.com under
the "OpenLaszlo" and "Lzx" tags. I think the main people who used to
respond to the mailing list now answer each others questions there.
There is also a community space if you want to ask a non-programming
related question, that would be the best place to ask probably:
Kevin Meixner, Software Developer
Sarolta Technologies Inc.