Happy New Year

Well, OK — New Year was a couple of weeks ago. Still, I thought it might be a great time to usher in 2012 with a little status update about what’s going on in Extensible land and what the immediate plans are.

Extensible 1.0.2 & 1.5.1

For the past few weeks I’ve been fixing bugs, including a few pretty important ones, and preparing for the next maintenance releases of both the Ext 3.x and Ext 4.x branches of the calendar. Most importantly, as of today Calendar Pro is fully Ext 4.1-compatible, at least as of the most current beta version (things could still change, but I’m hopeful that any remaining issues that might come up will be minor). Although Ext 4.1 is a minor point release, it’s actually a huge revamp of the rendering and layout systems under the hood, so some hiccups were to be expected. These have been addressed and the calendar is back in full working form.

I have a few additional issues to iron out and some build process improvements to make, but I expect to be able to put out the new releases within the next week or so.

Extensible 1.1 & 1.6 (a.k.a., Recurrence)

I’ve also been working on recurrence support, off and on, for a while now. Most recently I’ve been porting (well, rewriting) the existing recurrence editor widget to work under Ext 4, the only component from Extensible 1.0.x that had not yet been touched in the upgrade to Ext 4. That effort has been progressing nicely and I should have the new and improved widget done within the next few days.

I still have work to do on the event editing side to support recurrence fully, and I’ve been working on a separate blog post series that will soon lay out Extensible’s recurrence support in full detail. No ETA yet, but finishing recurrence and making it available is the highest priority feature right now.

Next…?

I have lots of feature ideas on the whiteboard right now, but nothing much set in stone yet for releases beyond 1.6. The current most popular request after recurrence is Outlook-style split day view support, which is planned.  A mobile / Sencha Touch version of the calendar has been a common request lately, what do you think? What other ideas do you have for next features?

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