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jrista

Legacy Mootools 1.11 Support

Reported by jrista | June 30th, 2008 @ 10:11 PM | in 2.0 (closed)

I am a big fan of Mootools. Its the best javascript framework out there, it is well written, follows good standards, and has great cross browser support. We have integrated mootools into several of our projects, some of them very large and dynamic web applications.

I am quite appalled, however, to see that all of the mootools 1.11 stuff has either been buried or completely deleted!! In light of the poor backwards compatability of Mootools 1.2, we have opted to NOT upgrade at the current time, and for the forseeable future. We relied a lot on the mootools 1.11 documentation, demos, AND forums. The demos are still availble, however, it has been most dissapointing to find that the documentation and forums (which were loaded with good informaton about using v1.11) have been removed.

I think this was a very poor move on the part of the Mootools team, and combined with the lacking backwards compatability of mootools 1.2, is going to be alienating many of your 1.11 users. Backwards compatability is a critical thing in core frameworks, and while progress sometimes requires breaking changes, its no cause to eliminate the primary source of support for legacy versions.

I request that all content, documentation, demos, and forums (even if they are locked preventing new updates, but still readable) for mootools v1.11 be restored. I request that all of the addresses remain the same as well, so that when searching for information on google or other internet search engines, the content is findable with the original, indexed links. We are still heavy users of mootools 1.11, (as I am sure are many others), and we are in no position to implement broad sweeping updates to our javascript to support v1.2.

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