Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Noko Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like
   Want me to speak at your conference? Contact me! 1.6 is coming

March 27th, 2006 is nearing its 1.6 release.

Hundreds of thousands of downloads, packaged with Ruby on Rails and other frameworks, and as standalone package, and 10,000+ links speak for themselves—great to see that kind of usage and support! 1.6 marks the switch over to Prototype 1.5 (1.4 will no longer be supported), which has really great new features and has undergone some refactoring to take advantage of the Prototype 1.5 niceties.

Other new stuff includes window-scrolling while dragging, performance optimizations and various bug fixes.

To see some cool combinations of the new Prototype features with the latest 1.6 beta, see example 1 and example 2 (from the functional test suite).

I’m welcoming test reports, so if you have an app using, get the newest files from SVN
and try if everything works smoothly.

The final version of 1.6 will be released with Ruby on Rails 1.1 final, which shouldn’t be too far ahead. 🙂

Oh, and don’t forget that you can stay updated on when it’s released by subscribing to the RSS feed.