jQuery 1.4 Released – jQuery UI has yet to achieve compatibility with it…
Last week jQuery 1.4 is released with a new website for the version. Lot of code has been rewritten to improve code and reduce function calls. I have been using jQuery since more than 2 years now and it is always good to upgrade to newer version of jQuery which brings more function to help us more speed and performance. There are more than dozens of new additions for developers and it will just help all of us to do things in better way with jQuery now..!
jQuery and jQuery-UI Compatibility:
The fact is jQuery and jQueryUI are not compatible, YES they are not. I tried to upgrade my application with jQuery1.4 but UI components are failed to work. I was using jQueryUI 1.7.2, later on I digg-in on the web to see how soon UI will support jQuery1.4 but seems like 1.7.x won't do that probably 1.8.x would. So I tried looking at what is cooking with jQueryUI 1.8 but when I downloaded alpha release of UI1.8.a1 it had jQuery1.3.2 powering it...!
So I am just positive that before jQuery UI 1.8 will be released for production they would probably add support or make it compatible with jQuery 1.4.
See how dramatically the function calls are reduced in 1.4 compared to 1.3.2..! It's just indication that how hard-work John Resig and Team would have put in.
To learn jQuery 1.4 and more about it's feature visit official website http://jquery14.com/ or take a look at this post on net-tuts website to checkout 15 must-know features of jQuery 1.4.