When you're trying to release beta components there is fine line between releasing unfinished code to meet an announced deadline and delaying a release to finish a few more beta features. In the case of the second "Prometheus" Futures release, we have obviously opted for the later path so that we can deliver the highest quality beta code. At this point, you already know what's coming in today's release, but for those that missed it, the major update will be RadEditor Prometheus.
And while we're waiting on the release, let me mention a few of the new things you'll find in this totally re-built WYSIWYG online editor:
- CSS sprites used for toolbar buttons- that means fewer images to download from the server, which means better page load times.
- Background script loading- instead of loading all of the client-script for all of the Editor features on the initial page load, RadEditor "Prometheus" will load the client-side scripts for specific features asynchronously. That means less code to download on initial page load and faster page load times.
- Single file deployment- while all other RadControls have moved to embedded web resources in previous releases, RadEditor remains the one control that still requires the RadControls folder. That changes in RadEditor "Prometheus", which now supports the easy single file deployment.
UPDATE: The "Prometheus" Futures update is now available! Grab the download from your Client.net account and check out the new online demos.