Tuesday Jun 12, 2007

jMaki Gears Up with Extensions

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Project jMaki has just completed a successful .9.3 release (as summarized in Carla's blog). One of the headline items in the release is support for a new "jMaki Extensions" mechanism. Greg has posted a detailed writeup of Extensions, where he describes them as "behavior / functionality that are shared across widgets."

Examples of Extensions, Greg says, could include enhanced debugging support, sound, or application-specific controllers. But for his own sample, he's looking to even fresher ground: Google Gears (which enables off-line webapps by providing a browser add-on with APIs for things like local storage). Seeing how easily Greg creates a jMaki Extension for Google Gears might just inspire you to create some Extensions of your own.