Articles by ‘Christoph Pojer’

MooTools Core 1.4.1

Written By Christoph Pojer, on Thursday, October 6th 2011, 2:01pm

Today we release MooTools Core 1.4.1 which is a small maintenance release and as such only fixes bugs that were introduced in previous releases. We have fixed the mousewheel event in Firefox, Element.fade sets the visibility CSS-property again, Event.Delegation now behaves properly if you use fireEvent and we have fixed a couple of issues with Element.setProperty and Element.removeProperty.

Upgrading from 1.4.0 should not cause any backward incompatibilities. We recommend all users to update to 1.4.1 as soon as possible.

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MooTools Core & More 1.3.1

Written By Christoph Pojer, on Friday, February 25th 2011, 3:05pm

The MooTools team is very happy to announce a simultaneous update of both Core and More repositories. The past year was amazing for us. We had a great hackathon in London, we gave you MooTools 1.3, added a lot of new people to our team and improved everything around the code. The results of the MooTools survey clearly showed that we are doing the right things and we intend to make MooTools even better in 2011. We spent the past weeks fixing bugs and adding new features on both projects. This is what’s new:


  • Lots (and by that I mean LOTS) of documentation improvements, clarifications and cleanups
  • Updated Slick to 1.1.5 and improved the speed of our Slick selector engine
  • Added delegation support for submit, focus, blur, reset, change and select events in MooTools More
  • If available the native JSON methods are now used in JSON.decode and JSON.encode
  • Multiple Pseudos click:relay(a):once (demo)
  • Two new pseudo events: :throttle and :pause
  • Added String.truncate to String.Extras in More
  • More than two hundred changes to increase the stability of both Core & More

I am also pleased to announce our newest addition to the MooTools More team, Jacob Thornton, who is a great developer, currently working for Twitter. He has put a substantial amount of work into making MooTools More even better.

Be sure to check out the updated demos in our new demos section.

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MooTools Core 1.3 Stable and MooTools More 1.3RC

Written By Christoph Pojer, on Monday, October 11th 2010, 4:11pm

Good news, everyone! We are extremely happy to announce the official release of MooTools Core 1.3 after almost a year of development. You might call us perfectionists, but we’re now ready to call the 1.3 release complete and stable. For those of you who have been waiting to make the switch, now would be the perfect time. In addition, MooTools Core 1.3 is fully backwards compatible with all documented functionality of MooTools Core 1.2, but more on that later.


MooTools Core 1.3 beta 2

Written By Christoph Pojer, on Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 10:46pm

Over the past couple of weeks we have got a lot of great responses over the initial beta of MooTools Core 1.3. We have since improved both the code and the documentation in order to release a second beta.

Most notably we have removed the dependency on Hash. If you build 1.3 without compatibility you won’t get the Hash object no more. But fear not, we have added Object.js which brings you all the Hash methods as generics. Everything else is really minor, has to do with stability or was meant to improve code quality (we really take this seriously).

We are trying hard to provide you with a consistent and meaningful API so we have decided to introduce one tiny tweeny minor breaking change. If you were setting tween, morph, load, or send options using the getter (element.get('tween', {...options here...})) that will not work anymore. You will have to use set(element.set('tween', {...options here...})), as get needs to be a pure getter.

All in all the new beta is faster, better, more stable - in a word - sexier. Tell us how it works for you.


Thanks to everyone who helped polishing the 1.3 release. I would really like to thank Arian Stolwijk (@astolwijk) who has contributed significant improvements to the documentation.

MooTools at FOSDEM: Video

Written By Christoph Pojer, on Monday, February 15th 2010, 10:59am

Hello everyone,

I’m really excited and pleased to announce that my presentation “MooTools as a General Purpose Application Framework” which I delivered at the FOSDEM is now available on YouTube.

If you are not able to watch the HD-Version you can download the slides here.

Thanks again to the FOSDEM team for inviting me and for giving us such a big platform to present the MooTools project. If I could name one thing that I miss already about Brussels I would certainly say the waffles…

If you enjoyed this presentation and you want me or another developer from the MooTools Core Team to present at your conference feel free to contact us.