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Maqetta announced – uses OpenAjax Widgets (part of OpenAjax Metadata 1.0)

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:31

On April 11, IBM and Dojo Foundation announced Maqetta, an HTML5 authoring tool for building desktop and mobile user interfaces. The announcement includes a new Maqetta.org Web site that hosts the Maqetta application [1], and the contribution by IBM of the underlying source code as a new open source project at Dojo Foundation [2].  An eWeek article on the announcement is at [3].

Maqetta uses “OpenAjax Widgets” (the widget metadata part of the OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 specification [4]) .

[1] http://maqetta.org/
[2] http://dojofoundation.org/
[3] http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/IBM-Launches-Maqetta-HTML5-Tool-as-OpenSource-Answer-to-Flash-Silverlight-669762/
[4] http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/OpenAjax_Metadata_1.0_Specification_Widget_Overview

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OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 – fixes for recent MS patch to IE6/IE7 – new transport for IE6/IE7 probably coming soon

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:30

Recent Microsoft updates patched some code that was used by the RPC layer (from the Shindig project) to do messaging on Internet Explorer 6 and 7. OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 fixes this by disabling the broken transport layer (NIX) and falling back to the fragment identifier transport (IFPC). Some further details can be found at [1] and [2].

[1] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001261.html
[2] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001262.html

It is likely that yet another update to the OpenAjax Hub open source project will happen sometime soon to include an alternate and faster cross-iframe transport technology for IE6 and IE7 (using Flash under the hood). This alternate transport approach is in the latest Apache Shindig open source trunk. An initial security assessment was done on this new transport approach and so far no security problems have been found.

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Eclipse/Orion uses OpenAjax Hub within plugin system

Open Ajax Alliance - Sat, 05/21/2011 - 18:28

An exciting new open source project is the Eclipse Orion project. The Eclipse Orion project [1] (developer tools for the Web, on the Web) was announced in Jan 2011 and held planning meeting in March [2], where the Orion team showed the secure and extensible Web plugin technology approach that they are using, using OpenAjax Hub under the hood. Each “JavaScript plugin” gets isolated into its own iframe sandbox, and all communications across plugins are done with pub/sub messaging.

[1] http://www.eclipse.org/orion/
[2] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Orion/Planning_Meeting

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