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Dart Team Updates, Sep 5 - 18, 2012

Summary
  • Dart is getting closer to reaching Milestone 1. We have been doing a lot of M1 bug-fixing across sub components. There is now a Dart web components sample available. We have a new pub package layout and the editor now comes with the possibility to auto-update.

Details

Dart Editor:
  • Lots of SDK changes: dart:dom was removed and several libraries moved from dart-sdk/lib to dart-sdk/pkg.
  • Run the Dartdoc tool from the Editor - see Tools > Generate Dartdoc.
  • Code completion now supports the method cascades syntax (foo..and()..another()..thing()).
  • New clean up to convert old optional parameters to the new optional named ones where possible.
  • New refactoring to convert optional positional parameters to named.
  • New "Convert Method to Getter" refactoring.
  • Rename refactoring improvements - if there are potential references to a field or method, we will warn the user and display a preview dialog.
  • New Quick Fix to create a library import for unresolved functions and fields.
  • No longer report 'no such method' warnings if class defines 'noSuchMethod()'.
  • Warnings created for inferred types are now displayed only in the source itself - See them in the Problems view by toggling the 'show informational messages' button.
  • Using the old catch syntax is now an error.
  • Files view now displays whether a dart: library is client only (like dart:html) or server only (like dart:io).
  • New preference to enable code folding.
  • Fixed an issue where our search box would not consistently show SDK types.
  • Fix for a crash related to the break-on-exceptions feature, and for a crash that could occurred when launching Dartium with breakpoints set.
  • Various analysis fixes, debugger UX improvements, and performance improvements for large projects.

Dart UI [dart:html, web components]:

Dart SDK and build:
  • lib/ directory split into lib/ and pkg/ . In the SDK, lib/ and dart: are now identical.

Pub:
  • Integrate bootstrap into pub.dartlang.org and give it a basic look and feel
  • Show description, authors, and homepage on package pages
  • Integrate docs into pub.dartlang.org
  • Work on launch process for pub.dartlang.org: talk to pcounsel, create launch, write design doc and privacy design doc, etc.
  • Change package layout, and update pub, explain to the list, update our packages, and update the docs

Dart Server [dart:io, etc.]:
  • Lots of M1 bugfixing.

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