Ext JS 2.1 now GPL :(

April 22, 2008

Unfortunately Ext JS 2.1 (and Ext GWT 1.0) have been released under the GPL. This will make Ext more difficult to sell to corporate clients.

Ext JS 2.0.2 is still available for download under a LGPL licence and can be used with the GWT integration found in the GWT-Ext project (not to be confused with Ext GWT). i.e. GWT-Ext 2.0.3 and Ext 2.0.2 are still both LGPL. I wonder if Ext GWT 1.0 (GPL) started life as GWT-Ext 2.0.3 (LGPL)…

I wonder if a fork will appear… or perhaps a Yahoo! UI on GWT or a Tibco GI on GWT. Both YUI and GI are BSD and so very business friendly.

I discovered a promise of a tibcogi4gwt project but nothing more 😦

Update: more info can be found in a post by the author of GWT-Ext.


Super Mario in JavaScript

April 10, 2008

It’s amazing to see this implemented in JavaScript!

Note that there seems to be only one level to the game which isn’t entirely implemented. It’s the concept that such a beast can be implemented in JavaScript rather than Flash that’s interesting.