Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Re: What's the future of GWT

On Wednesday, December 31, 2014 5:08:59 AM UTC+1, DevMode wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm evaluating GWT for a project.  I using a MAC and noticed that developer plugin doesn't work for the current versions of Chrome (39.0.2171.95), Firefox (34.0), Safari (8.0.2).  

This is a bit concerning and raises a few questions:
1. How soon are plugins updated to keep up with the browser updates for Macs?

Never. DevMode has been superseded by SuperDevMode:
2. What's the reason for the dev plugin not working w/ any of my Mac browsers?  Is it because dev plugins are being replaced with Super Dev Mode?

Browser makers have made changes that make the plugin impossible to update.
3. Is the support good for Windows browsers?

AFAICT, Microsoft hasn't broken the plugins yet, so IE still works with "classic dev mode".
4. I have heard that GWT is going to be phased out soon in favor of JS frameworks like Angular (and not developed anymore)?  Is there any truth to that?

The biggest problem is that Google uses GWT more and more, and can't keep up with the external users' needs; this is why the Steering Committee was created a few years back, and I don't think things have changed on Google's side since then.

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