GSoC proposal: Migrate from YUI2 to YUI3

Michiel Beijen michiel.beijen at
Thu Mar 13 21:51:52 UTC 2014

Hi David,

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:40 PM, David Marshall <dmarshal at> wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Michiel Beijen <michiel.beijen at> wrote:
>> 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.
> I don’t really understand that remark, because there was a release less than a month ago:

Ah really? I'm sorry in that case, I got the information from the YUI3
web page at which is out of date
then, I suppose.

>> 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 code will get a little less out of date, but in maybe one or two years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?
> When I compare the activity between YUI and jQuery:
> it looks as though YUI is more active than jQuery.-

Well, I think it is true that jQuery has not had activity very
recently, but for instance, jQuery has more 'stars'  in Github and
there are more books for instance on the topic. But of course there
are multiple ways you can measure activity. And YUI turns out to be
more active than I thought it was, so that's nice.

Anyway, I started responding because I wanted to ask if it had been
considered moving to something else than YUI. If it has been
considered and there are good reasons to make the move to YUI3, that's

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