GSoC proposal: Migrate from YUI2 to YUI3

David Marshall dmarshal at
Thu Mar 13 22:32:34 UTC 2014

On Mar 13, 2014, at 2:51 PM, Michiel Beijen <michiel.beijen at> wrote:

> 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.

If we are counting books, wouldn’t that suggest that PHP is the greatest computer language ever? :)

> 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
> great.

I think it’s very reasonable to ask whether it is sensible to move to something other than YUI. It probably all comes down to who is willing to implement what. I interested Evan Goer in upgrading from YUI 2 to YUI 3 exactly because someone had been asking about going to jQuery. Evan works at Apple now, so I doubt he’s doing much of anything in that regard anymore. If someone shows up with a patch that replaces YUI with jQuery, more power to them!

I can tell you that YUI development continues, perhaps at an even greater pace than ever before. At Yahoo we have been making great strides in our productivity and innovation. I wish I could tell you more about how we are doing that, but I cannot.

I myself have been doing so much node.js that maybe all the YUI stuff will become sufficiently less incomprehensible that I can offer meaningful contributions!

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