ZFDatagrid has a great number of features that enables users to power up theirs Zend Framework applications. I use this grid in all of my projects and I’m only missing one feature. Events.
That’s right. Events is the next big feature (and last?) to be implemented. This implementation will allow users to do things like customized form elements (thinking about datepicker, js validation,…), filters (date related, auto-complete) and any other enhancement they want.
Apart from events implementation, there is no other “major” feature planned. My main concern will be closing open issues, finishing unit testing, improving documentation and examples.
That’s why I’m calling you to tell what you think about ZFDatagrid and what you want to see integrated.
I’ve been working on ZFDatagrid for the past 3 years, and although I like and understand the need of the features it has, I’m not willing to integrate new features just because they are cool or a buzzword nowadays. That’s why I’m saying this could be the “last” release. Let me also make something clear, ZFDatagrid development will no stop. All open issues will continue to be solved, support will continue to be given, and the sky is blue.
There is also 5.3. I can’t just ignore it. ZF2 release is months away, and I’m thinking launch 0.8, followed by a bugfix 0.8.1 and then a version 1.0.0 that will be the last compatible with ZF1 and the first with ZF2.
ZFDatagrid will also change CVS from SVN to Git. This means the page project page will change from google code to github. But more information on that soon.
Please post a comment or email me at geral[symbol]petala-azul.com with your opinion or suggestion. Every suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
Bento Vilas Boas