Monday, September 16, 2013

F2 1.3 Released

The F2 Team is excited to announce the immediate availability of F2 version 1.3. This release addresses a half-dozen Issues with F2.js.

The most notable update (warranting the version number change) is discussed in #124. In short, we replaced F2's internal loader for app javascript dependencies with age-old javascript instead of relying on jQuery. The replacement should be viewed as a "silent update" with no direct or indirect impact to Container or App Developers.

Please review the changelog for the complete list of updates in 1.3.0. You can also review pull request #130 and all closed Issues associated with the 1.3.0 milestone.

Any questions, concerns, or bug reports, submit an Issue on GitHub. Version 1.3.0 is available for download (zip) from GitHub.

Update: #137 is tracking the update of F2 on cdnjs.com. F2 1.3.0 is now available on cdnjs.

Update 2: The F2 1.3.0 NuGet package has been uploaded to the NuGet Gallery.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Minor F2 roadmap updates

We introduced some minor roadmap updates today. The changes include adjusting forward-looking minor version numbers based on SemVer, and revising the pull request number (#130) for version 1.3.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

F2 now on cdnjs

On the truly global Internet, use of a CDN is one smart way to boost performance on a web or mobile application. Two popular code hosting libraries are provided by Google and Microsoft while a third—cdnjs—is gaining popularity for its support of http, https and spdy covering dozens of javascript libraries.

The cdnjs network is powered by CloudFlare which is operating out of 23 data centers globally.


Starting with F2 version 1.2.1 developers can use F2.js hosted on cdnjs.

F2 1.2.1
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.js
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.min.js
F2 1.2.1 Packages
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.basic.min.js
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.no-bootstrap.min.js
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.no-easyXDM.min.js
//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/F2/1.2.1/f2.no-jquery-or-bootstrap.min.js