[ANN] Dojo Toolbocks - v1.0.0 (Ruby on Rails Plugin)


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In true engine style, here is a new alternative to the default
javascript libraries that come with Rails. Dojo, the massively
successful and huge repository of established widgets most with
internationalization libraries integrated within now has a golden
pathway into the world of Ruby on Rails.

Here is content from the README, which will give you an idea what’s
included, and even see a few links to the repositories and demos if
you haven’t seen any of the Dojo Toolkit before.

Nathaniel.

= Dojo_Toolbocks

The Dojo Toolbocks is a superstar plugin (engine) that provides the
functionality to include any of the Dojo Toolkit libraries into your
Ruby on Rails application.

http://dojo.toolbocks.com

==Dependencies

The dependencies are automatically loaded into your application.

For reference they are:

  • Dojo Toolkit v0.4
  • Engines v1.2
  • Rails v1.2.x

==Installation

  1. script/plugin install dojo_toolbocks

a) If you don’t already have engines installed and configured, then
you will need to modify the /config/environment.rb file. After the
“Rails::Initializer.run” add the following line:

config.plugins = [“engines”, “*”]

  1. Add the following line to the main template
    (/app/views/layouts/application.rhtml) between the opening and closing
tags. Alternatively, you can add it to each individual template as needed.

<%= javascript_include_tag ‘dojo’, :plugin => ‘dojo_toolbocks’ %>

  1. Depending on what libraries you need for the functionality you
    desire, you can use the dojo_require method either as a tag, or as a
    block as shown in a) and b). This method is to be called within the
tag. See ==Usage for examples.

==Usage

Here is the full rhtml template for using the Dojo
Toolbocks::Slideshow, with debugging enabled.

   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
           "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
   <html>
           <head>
                   <title>Dojo Toolbocks: Slideshow Demo</title>
                   <%= dojo_config(:debug => true) %>
                   <%= javascript_include_tag 'dojo', :plugin =>

‘dojo_toolbocks’ %>
<%= dojo_require ({:script_tag => true},
“dojo.widget.*”,
“dojo.widget.SlideShow”) %>


<img dojoType=“SlideShow”
imgUrls="<%= (1…6).map { |n|
image_path(“demos/widget/slideshow/#{n}.jpg”, :plugin =>
“dojo_toolbocks”) }.join(’;’) %>"
transitionInterval=“700”
delay=“7000”
src="<%=
image_path(‘demos/widget/slideshow/1.jpg’, :plugin =>
‘dojo_toolbocks’) %>"
imgWidth=“400” imgHeight=“300” />

a) Debugging

<%= dojo_config(:debug => true) %>

b) Library Inclusion: Tag Style

<%= dojo_require ({:script_tag => true}, “dojo.widget.", "dojo.lang.”)
%>

c) Library Inclusion: Block Style

<% dojo_require ({:script_tag => true}, “dojo.widget.", "dojo.lang.”)
do %>
function somethingUseful(todo) {
// this method does something useful, and is wrapped in the same
script tag as the library includes
}
<% end %>

==Bugs

Please report any bugs or feature enhancements to
http://dev.toolbocks.com

==Demo

http://dojo.toolbocks.com


Nathaniel Steven Henry Brown

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