jQuery 1.4.3 Release Candidate 2 Released

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jQuery 1.4.3 Release Candidate 2 is released! This is the second release candidate of jQuery 1.4.3. The code is stable (passing all tests in all browsers we support), feature-complete (we’re no longer accepting new features for the release), and needs to be tested in live applications.

Grab the code:

NOTE: If you’re using jQuery 1.4.3rc2 and you run into an error please make sure that you’re using the regular version of the code, it’ll make it easier to spot where the error is occurring.

How can I help?

To start, try dropping the above un-minified version of jQuery 1.4.3rc2 into a live application that you’re running. If you hit an exception or some weirdness occurs immediately login to the bug tracker and file a bug. Be sure to mention that you hit the bug in jQuery 1.4.3rc2!

We’ll be closely monitoring the bug reports that come in and will work hard to fix any inconsistencies between jQuery 1.4.2 and jQuery 1.4.3.

More details regarding the 1.4.3 release can be found in the previous post on jQuery 1.4.3rc1.

14 thoughts on “jQuery 1.4.3 Release Candidate 2 Released

  1. Is there any documentation about the changes to the .data function?

    var o = {};
    jQuery(o).data(‘foo’, ‘bar’);
    o.foo == ‘bar'; // true in 1.4.3, false in 1.4.2

  2. This is good. Much better than RC1. Yet I am concerned about the size. jQuery just keeps growing in size every release. The key features about jQuery were that it was relatively small when compressed along with being easy to use & learn. One of these key features is now gone. jQuery now stands at 75+ kiB compressed and that’s not good for a javascript library. The jQuery homepage also mentions jQuery’s production version to be 24 KiB in size. It’s actually not, jQuery is over three times that size now with this RC.

  3. Jim Raden on said:

    @Tony You’re mistaken about the jQuery size. The uncompressed version is 75k; the *compressed* appears to be 26723 bytes long according to the content header in the HTTP GET response. So it *is* growing, yes, but slowly.

  4. Great release… Would also like to know more about the $.data() changes.

    John said that you were going to try make releases every month or so, but I am glad you are not trying to make releases for just a sake of a release.

  5. @Tony You’re mistaken about the jQuery size. The uncompressed version is 75k; the *compressed* appears to be 26723 bytes long according to the content header in the HTTP GET response. So it *is* growing, yes, but slowly.