Ugh – I sit down almost every day and say “oh that’s cool, I need to blog on that”. Then the end of the day comes it doesn’t get done. The next day comes…rinse and repeat.
The worst part about it is that there is so much cool stuff to blog about! By now I’m sure most of you have seen ScottGu’s blog post about Atlas naming, etc, and how that will affect the Toolkit’s naming.
But beyond that, we’re readying new Toolkit release with just a ton of great stuff in it, much of which deserves its very own post, some which I’ll get to, I promise.
Why is this release going to be great?
- Three new controls – NoBot, Slider, and UpdatePanelAnimation
- Integrated profile support – see my previous blog post
- Customizable animation framework – this really needs its own post because it’s so freakin’ cool. It’s amazingly flexible.
- About 75 bug fixes
So that’s a pretty good list. We’re getting some great new contributions as well and looking forward to getting more out in future releases.
Also, CodePlex has just been a huge success. That we can execute on this with their support is key to this entire effort. The integration with Visual Studio is just great. We’re looking at ways of leveraging it even more effectively as our needs grow.