GSoC proposal: Migrate from YUI2 to YUI3

Michiel Beijen michiel.beijen at
Thu Mar 13 20:17:18 UTC 2014


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Lalit Khattar <luckyk1592 at> wrote:

> I have prepared a draft for GSoC project- 'Migrate from YUI2 to YUI3'.
> Kindly review it. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Please understand I do not have much actual experience with Bugzilla's YUI code.
But I do have experience with YUI and jQuery, and I'd like to point
out that YUI3 does not have a lot of traction and the last release was
in june of 2013, which is kind of a long period in Internet time.

So with the proposal to upgrade from YUI2 to YUI3 Bugzilla's frontend
code will get a little less out of date, but in maybe one or two years
you'll have a similar problem again. Have you considered how much
effort it would be to port from YUI2 to jQuery, or to another
framework; or even to vanilla JS?

Also, I think, moving to something more popular than YUI[23] will have
the added benefit of being able to use more available plugins, and
maybe even making it easier for possible contributors to send patches.

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