- Dojo 1.1 is the first official release, which contains dojox.lang.functional. It was available in the trunk for awhile, but now you can use it without deploying Dojo courtesy of AOL CDN. I am psyched about it!
- Improvements in animation, animation helpers for dojox.gfx. A good examples of animation in action is dojo.moj.oe by Pete Higgins (internals were detailed in the blog post, and in the great Dojo Campus article), an example for dojox.gfx animation is the career test. Finally we are getting to the point when we create attractive GUI cross-platform without plugins.
- Numerous improvements and bug fixes — this is always good. The API is mainly unchanged, so the migration to Dojo 1.1 should be a no-brainer for most users.
I am pleased to see that social aspects of Dojo are getting attention: the redesigned Dojo web site, the Dojo API tool, Dojo Campus is always fun, Dojo forums are active, even the Dojo archive is now easy to navigate!
What’s next? The next target is Dojo 1.2, which will see a lot of enhancements. In my crystal ball I can see myself diligently working on Charting with other volunteers. New graphics improvements and new dojox.lang modules are planned too. While we are busy pushing for 1.2, the maintenance release (Dojo 1.1.1) is planned as well.