More New Stuff: 9/14 Feature Release

Friday, September 14, 2007 8:13 AM

We've just completed a new feature release for the Google Mashup Editor containing several new features and enhancements as well as a number of bug fixes.

New Features:
  • "Edit your own entries" permission type for ${app} feed. This allows developers to create applications that protect a user from having the entries they've added be edited by other users.
  • Ratings and Labels. Annotate external feeds with ratings and labels using the annotations feed and joining it to an external feed. The Tagged Blog and Base samples in the Editor take you through using the annotations feed.
  • GWT 1.4. We are now using the newest version of Google Web Toolkit in our mashups, this should speed up loading and will allow us to take advantage of new features in GWT. Please republish your applications, you'll notice the difference.
  • New "Save" event. List and item modules throw a save event when new entries are added to a feed.
  • Smarter loading of external libraries. We only load the Google Maps JS library if a <gm:map> tag is present in the mashup. This should speed up mashup load time for many mashups.
  • Dynamic <gm:select> tag. Load labels for the options of a <gm:select> tag using a feed. We added the new attributes data, labelref and valueref to <gm:select> to accommodate this dynamic behavior.
  • Documentation and samples to support new features.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed case-sensitive gmail addresses when requesting the $user feed in public read only mode. Checkout Multitask and MyTravelMap to see it in action.
  • Fixed autocomplete so that it can be used when an entry has a comma.
  • Removed "nowrap" style for blue-theme CSS class.
  • Fixed bug that causes quick updates or deletes to entries to be dropped.
  • Fixed links to documentation from the editor so that they go to the correct docs.
  • Fixed sever errors seen in editor when a mashup has been deployed many times.
  • Fixes for source highlighting and compiling errors in the Editor.
  • Date picker now appears on focus (tabbing to the picker) and on clicking the date box.
We are continuing to work on major changes to the Google Mashup Editor and the mashup framework. Please let us know what you'd like to see added or fixed by posting in our developer forum. Checkout what others have built in our Mashup Gallery and get using specific features by looking at the demo apps in our Demo Gallery.