We have heard a lot of requests to improve our Jscript engine, especially now that AJAX sites are becoming more prevalent on the web. I want you all to know that we have been listening and have recently made some great fixes to our engine to improve the garbage collection routine and to reduce unbounded memory growth.
This was confirmed by tests performed by the qooxdoo developers:
It would be great if these bugs were fixed so I emailed Chris Wilson for comfirmation. He replied:
Good news indeed.
- #1 On September 21st, 2006 11:18 am George replied:
- #3 On September 22nd, 2006 12:42 am me replied:
There is still a lot to be done though. e.g. prototypes on Object extensions on HtmlElement
- #4 On September 22nd, 2006 2:01 am Robert replied:
While certainely true that this is very good news, do not forget that we already have browsers with all these features. So, it’s still a game of catch-up for IE.
- #5 On September 22nd, 2006 2:41 am NiQuil replied:
Ie7 is a huge improvement, I wonder though if it will actually make programmers work easyer in th NEAR future. Since they still will have maintain backwards compatibility.
- #6 On September 22nd, 2006 5:27 am Jake Archibald replied:
If you rate IE7 compared to Firefox / Opera, then yes it’s nothing special.
If you rate IE7 compared to IE6 it’s a huge leap forward.
Really happy with the improvements they’ve made and hope there’s more to come. Recently been designing a new CV site there’s been very little in the way of specific IE7 fixes. Still have to have an additional css for IE6 and below, but at least that will eventually become a thing of the past.
- #7 On September 24th, 2006 3:36 pm Ollie replied:
Although we should all be happy because (a lot of us) are web designers and developers, maybe we shouldn’t be happy because Microsoft is just putting bugs right that should have never existed in the first place!
- #8 On September 25th, 2006 6:36 am RazorX replied:
- #9 On September 30th, 2006 11:06 am Asp_net_2_0_Rocks replied:
really good support for Jscript. but it doesnt get easy on developers they will still need to keep up with prior versions since market wont switch to IE7 quickly.
- #10 On October 7th, 2006 1:21 pm rick replied:
When reading some replies I am very doubtful if these are real improvements. See for example this reply:
- #11 On October 9th, 2006 4:53 am pedja replied:
- #12 On October 21st, 2006 7:02 am vHoward replied:
After all lower server hits can only be a good thing, unless you’re in the ad sales game!
Lets hope that IE7 js really does banish the sluggish performance and soul destroying memory leaks that developers have had to fight with IE6.
- #13 On November 28th, 2006 9:41 am Peter replied:
However, in IE7 it falls over. It seems like it is just falling over when an array gets too big.
Has anyone else come across this problem or any related problem with IE7.
- #14 On December 21st, 2006 4:25 pm Bob replied:
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