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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "November2009" by GregBrown
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2009 14:21:14 GMT
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  Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It has
been in incubation since January 2009.
+ Pivot 1.3 was released in September. This was a major feature release and included a number
of new features, bug fixes, and other enhancements. 
- Pivot 1.3 was released in September. Major features in this version included:
-  * New File``Browser component - Pivot now includes out-of-the-box support for navigating
the local filesystem.
-  * New Flow``Pane component - though Pivot previously included a Flow``Pane container for
laying out components in a horizontal line, the previous version did not support wrapping
(the former Flow``Pane class is now called Box``Pane).
-  * Enhanced scripting support - script code (written in any JVM-compatible scripting language)
can now be embedded directly within a WTKX document (previously, it had to be stored in an
external file), and event handlers are now much easier to define in WTKX.
-  * Platform support for context menus and menu bars - While these components were available
in previous releases, they are significantly easier to work with in Pivot 1.3.
-  * New card pane transitions - Card``Pane now supports a number of selection change transitions,
allowing developers to easily add visual interest to an application. 
-  * Support for bounded preferred sizes - callers can now specify minimum and maximum values
for preferred width and height, ensuring that a component does not grow or shrink beyond a
certain size.
-  * Support for resource inheritance - Resource instances can now define parent resources,
inheriting resource properties and optionally overriding values set by the parent instance.
-  * A new logo, created by new contributor Thien Luh.
- A new Pivot tutorial was published on IBM developerWorks:
+ A new Pivot tutorial highlighting a number of features included in Pivot 1.3 was published
on IBM developerWorks:
+ The team is actively working on version 1.4. Pivot 1.4 is primarily a documentation and
bug fix release, though some new features will also be included.
- The team is actively working on version 1.4, tentatively scheduled for release in January.
Major improvements in Pivot 1.4 include:
-  * Complete Text``Area component.
-  * Support for baseline alignments.
-  * New Color``Chooser component.
-  * Hit detection for drawing primitives.
-  * Support for declaring event handlers in WTKX attributes.
-  * Improved support for automated testing.
-  * Complete documentation for all features.
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