YUI 2.4.0

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at bugzilla.org
Wed Dec 5 18:06:07 UTC 2007

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007 09:43:07 -0800 Fergus Sullivan
<fergus at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> In my experience, Flash components are best seen as an optional  
> extra, with a graceful failover to non-Flash equivalents.  There
> will always be devices and OSes that don't have adequate support for
> Flash and Bugzilla should absolutely continue to support those.
> That said, I'd hate to see any application avoid *optional* use of  
> newer technologies where those technologies add value. 

	Yes. The problem for us is development resources. Maintaining
two charting systems is more work than maintaining one charting system.
Also, the people with Perl/GD expertise are not normally the people
with JavaScript expertise. And with Bugzilla, getting two people to
work on one bug is not easy.

	Also, one of my goals for getting away from GD was to remove
the hassle of interacting with and installing GD, so having YUI and
then a fallback to GD would be twice as much work, instead of removing
the hassle.

	I agree that it would be a lot "sexier" to use the Flash
charts, though, and that we could definitely use a lot of "spiffing up"
in the UI area.

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