- Agreed, most likely MS will not continue with YUI in the current
direction and even if it does for a while I wouldn't want to invest
much in a technology that has a good chance of disappearing or not
being supported in the near future.
But, on the other hand, even if YUI is discontinued by MS/Yahoo I am
pretty sure it will be picked up by the OS community and take it from
there. Sure, it won't have all the Yahoo resources behind it and
releases may come slower but it will work like all other OS community
projects. Maybe we will see more than one successful forks.
Oh well, first MySQL now YUI, someone buys apache and I might as well
move to a Windows server and be done with it :P
> Why would Microsoft want to continue fueling YUI when they have
> What benefit would there be for Microsoft? None.
> They have pumped millions into Silverlight so far. They are pushing
> hard to make developers use Silverlight. They want to make
> Silverlight the next Flash.
> So by supporting two different projects that serve the same purpose
> would be duplication of services and an unnecessary cost to their
> I, too, hate to sound pessimistic. But I fear this is the end of
> I love YUI. I jumped ship from Ext/Dojo/Mootools a couple of years
> ago when I discovered YUI. I have been using YUI for everything.
> sucks that I will be orphaned again.
> I suggest you download the latest version of YUI to your box before
> Microsoft takes it away.
> This is so sad. Bye bye Yahoo.
- now I just feel dirty
2 minutes after news broke that Yahoo! rejected the Microsoft bid and
I feel like a cheat.
Last week I was contemplating moving to another UI kit (JQuery,
actually)... now I think I may have made a mistake.
- On Saturday 09 February 2008 15:24, Del wrote:
> now I just feel dirtyJust by contemplating a change? There's a saying: "No harm, no foul." If
> 2 minutes after news broke that Yahoo! rejected the Microsoft bid and
> I feel like a cheat.
> Last week I was contemplating moving to another UI kit (JQuery,
> actually)... now I think I may have made a mistake.
no harmful consequence of an action ensued, then no offense was
Now, had you ripped up your source and started porting everything over
to your second-choice UI kit, that would have been a mistake, but
still, only you would suffer.
- It is unlikely that MS will support initiatives like YDN and its
numerous projects, so is it possible that the OS community could take
over the open source stuff at YDN... or could there even be a spin off
scenario like the mozilla foundation after MS killed netscape in a
deal with its parent company?
> Just curious to see what others thought but any opinions on the
> possible Microsoft takeover and what that might mean to YUI? I'm not
> sure not much immediately, but YUI being (what I consider) an
> excellent open source library and Microsoft's pension to stand against
> open source software - I'm not in favor. Also, what has Microsoft
> done lately. I love the Mac commercials about downgrading from
> "Vista" to XP. To me Microsoft is just trying to use business tactics
> to find a way in, rather than be innovative.
> Just wondering what anyone else thought...