GWT 1.5 RC2 Released

August 4th, 2008 - Written by Chris Fong in News

I just noticed that the new GWT 1.5 RC2 build is now available to download. You can grab it from http://code.google.com/p/google-web-toolkit/downloads/list. Below are some of the notable enhancements and bug fixes from the release notes:

General Enhancements

  • Added support for the contextmenu event, which allows users to detect and override the browser’s default context menu
  • Improved performance of NumberFormat
  • Added support for altering the number of decimals in a currency in NumberFormat
  • Improved performance of Animations
  • Improved the appearance of the default GWT style themes
  • Improved the Showcase sample with more robust examples and more language translations
  • FormPanel can now wrap an existing form and still submit it to a hidden iframe

Fixed Issues

  • DOM.getAbsoluteLeft/Top() and DOM.eventGetClientX/Y() no longer log an exception to the console in Firefox 3
  • Fixed a memory leak in Internet Explorer
  • DOM.getAbsoluteLeft/Top() now takes into account the margin and border of the target element in Safari 3
  • Fixed some bugs associated with history support

There are also some changes in this build that may affect your existing GWT applications so make sure to check out the full release notes for details.

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