[development] jQuery 1.2 is released

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Wed Sep 12 02:08:43 UTC 2007

I'm not sure what Earl's plans are, but I can see a rather small contrib that 
does the following:

- Provides a directory within it called "plugins", into which you place 
whatever jquery plugins you want.

- Provides a page similar to admin/build/modules that lists the found plugins 
and lets the admin enable/disable them.

- In hook_init(), adds the enabled plugins to the javascript queue.

Alternatively we could allow them to be added to specific pages only, but in 
most cases I think the new jquery compressor would be more useful than 
selective addition.

Tracking of plugins beyond just name (jquery.plugin.js, which is what jQuery 
recommends) would require .info files or similar from jquery.com.  Of course, 
as Derick said project* is already close enough that it shouldn't be that 
hard for them to add them...

Such a module shouldn't even be that hard.  The only hard part would be the 
theming of the admin form.  The rest is simple. :-)

On Tuesday 11 September 2007, Tao Starbow wrote:
> Hi Earl,
> Are you going to wrap jQuery UI in a module and make Views 2 depend on
> it (ala the current approach for the Interface module),  or include the
> plugin with the views module, or just provide instructions to the user
> on how to downloaded it (in keeping with the "no 3rd-party code in the
> cvs repository" policy)?
> cheers,
> -tao
> Earl Miles wrote:
> > Tao Starbow wrote:
> >> Having jQuery UI in core would be huge.  I know there was general
> >> agreement that the interface plug-in was not up to snuff (too big,
> >> too clunky).  Hopefully jQuery UI will be acceptable (seems likely
> >> since John Resig has been leading the development).  Having a drag &
> >> drop library included Drupal 6 would catalyze a revolution in UI work.
> >
> > While I don't see jquery UI in core, Views 2 is likely going to rely
> > on it for its UI, which means it will see widespread use.

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