[TYPO3-core] RFC: including extJS in core

Dmitry Dulepov dmitry at typo3.org
Mon Jul 16 15:30:57 CEST 2007

Robert Lemke wrote:

> I analyzed a few JS libraries for use with TYPO3 5.0 and tested extJS as 
> well. The feature set and visuals are very impressive and the library 
> provides many cool features out of the box. However, it is everything 
> else than a lightweight and after running it in my browser for an hour 
> or so, Firefox took more than 400 MB RAM - looks like there are some 
> memory leaks ... In my eyes, it's a huge beast, not very easy to handle. 
> Finally it was not very resposive on my Macbook Pro - even though it was 
> only short delays, they spoil the impression of working with a desktop 
> application.

Possibly you do not need to include all files from extJS and not need to 
use its debug version. It will be faster.

> After checking out qooxdoo, Dojo, Prototype, script.aculo.us, Ext JS, 
> jQuery and mootools, I chose mootools for my further experiments. It is 
> a very cool, lightweight and clean (beautiful code!) JS library. It 
> provides the usual basic effects but can be extended with plugins - and 
> a lot of plugins exist.
> So, mootools (www.mootools.net) is my recommendation - but feel free to 
> choose another framework depending on your requirements for 4.x.

Mootools uses MIT license. Need to check for compatibility with GPL...

Dmitry Dulepov
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