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by Derek Kessler Thu, 01 Nov 2012 2:33 pm EDT

Enyo 2.1 app framework lands with improved theming and globalization support

While HP was able to deliver on their roadmap for Open webOS, spitting out the first version of the open source successor to webOS on schedule at the end of September, Enyo's been lagging behind a bit. The roadmap called for the application framework to hit version 2.1 in April, and it just so happened to land at the end of October instead (if you're doing the math, yes, October is as far from April as one can get before getting closer to the next April). Enyo's seen a number of updates since the first Enyo 2.0 beta was released back in January, but hitting that x.1 mark took a while. Of course, they did have to content with rebuilding the core of the development team; that's enough to delay any project for a few months, so we'll cut them some slack.

Enyo 2.1 is here now, and it includes a number of features we're sure cross-platform app developers will find interesting. There's LESS-based theming support, which enables developers to customize the already-released Onyx user interface widgets in a dynamic and variable manner. The global localization library from the TouchPad - g11n - has now been open-sourced with Enyo 2.1, making it easier to format dates, times, and numbers for the locale in which your Enyo 2.0-based app is being used.

Additionally, the Enyo team has moved Chrome for Android and iOS 6 to their "Tier 1" support level, which translates to these platforms getting the highest priority when it comes to fixing bugs, correcting for changes in the platform, and other testing bits. They'll be adding Internet Explorer 10 to Enyo 2.1 support (including Windows 8 touch events) as well as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Android-based platform.

Lastly, Enyo 2.1 includes the release of a handful of new user interface widgets to make it easier to build your apps. Onyx now includes a new range slider and localizable date and time picker widgets. The layout library has also received a new ImageView widget that supports multitouch zooming and panning. The Enyo Sampler has been updated with these new widgets, so you can try them out and know how they look and behave before adding them to your app.

Source: The Enyo Blog

10 Comments

Gigity! First?

this is going in Neo (i.e. ImageView) possibly 2nd week december timetable.... no sooner though. i'd LOVE to put it in right away. but it's not happening.

but i'm excited!!!!! <3 me some enyo love!

cool

It's pretty cool stuff, for sure. As a noob app dev, this is making life a fair bit easier

Woot! I'm so pumped to see the ImageView and ImageCarousel I did during my internship debut in a public release!! :)

I'd love to hear more about your internship, what you did and saw, if you are allowed to speak of such things!

Still no love for the Pre3 with Enyo 2.x :-\

enyo is a package tool for developers to take advantage of. there's actually not many apps at all that use enyo 2 that i know of. but, enyo 2 runs perfectly fine (a bit slow) on the pre series (-,+,2,3). you can package neo in app tuckerbox for some nifty functionality, if you need to satisfy your enyo 2 craving on pre3

The problem is basic things like scrolling, layout, and some of the onyx components just don't work properly on the Pre3 with Enyo 2.x.

lol, this is true, somewhat. a lot of them DO work, but properly is the key word. i wish they did work, though