Hobo 2.0.0 released!

Posted by Bryan Larsen on 2013-02-27

We’re proud to announce the release of Hobo 2.0.0.

Major New Features

  • All Javascript code has been completely rewritten. prototype.js is no longer required or supported. We now depend on jQuery and either jQuery-UI or Bootstrap.

  • Theming support has been extensively updated. New themes are much easier to write, and multiple themes per application are supported.

  • The default theme has been changed to a Bootstrap based theme.

  • Support added for the techniques mentioned in this blog post: How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI including two mechanisms for pushState based AJAX and two mechanisms for intelligent hierarchical fragment caching.

  • several additional tags have gained AJAX support. This includes, but is not limited to <a>, <filter-menu> and <page-nav>.

  • all tags now use the standard Hobo AJAX support mechanism, which used to be known as Hobo form AJAX. The editor tags in particular have changed substantially.

  • new tags: nested-cache, swept-cache, live-editor, click-editor, formlet, hot-input, feckless-fieldset, accordion, accordion-collection, autocomplete, combobox, datepicker, dialog-box, tabs and more.

  • plugins are now based on the Rails asset pipeline. Available plugins include hobo_jquery_ui, hobo_boostrap_ui, hobo_paperclip, hobo_omniauth, hobo_data_tables, hobo_tokeninput, hobo_simple_color, hobo_tree_table, hobo_mapstraction. Rails, jQuery and Bootstrap plugins can also generally be easily used.

  • Rails 3.2 is required, 3.2.12 or greater is strongly recommended.

  • many other fixes and updates. See CHANGES for more detailed information.




Changes from Hobo 2.0.0.pre10

HoboSupport’s patches to Chronic have been removed due to incompatibility with Ruby 2.0.0.

Supported Rubies

Hobo 2.0.0 has been tested against 1.8.7-p371, 1.9.3-p374, 2.0.0-p0 and JRuby 1.7.3.

Rails 4 Support

Work has started on Rails 4.0 support for Hobo. No other major features are planned for the next release of Hobo, so we do not expect it to lag too far behind the release of Rails 4.0.