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 Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like
   Want me to speak at your conference? Contact me! 1.8, Prototype 1.6 and the Book released!

November 7th, 2007

As part of today’s triple release celebrations, 1.8 is now available for your download pleasure!

What’s in for you (compared to 1.7):

  • Prototype 1.6 final
  • Complete rewrite of Ajax.InPlaceEditor and Ajax.InPlaceCollectionEditor
  • Full CSS inheritance in Effect.Morph
  • New core effect: Effect.Tween
  • Sound: play mp3 files for sound effects; uses native playback on IE and available plugins whereever possible
  • Duration and distance options for Effect.Shake
  • Performance improvements
  • Tons of bugfixes

To download it, head over to the site and head for downloads. And all of it is sweetly documented in Christophe’s Book on Prototype and

As we head towards 2.0 (I hope to have a preview release ready soon!), further releases of 1.x will be bug-fix releases only. If you should stumble upon anything, please follow the directions given on the Prototype contribute page (these instructions are valid for too).

Last but not least, as always, thanks to the many contributors and the great community!

Have fun!