CSS3 PIE is now part of Sencha Labs

I am thrilled to announce that CSS3 PIE is now officially a part of Sencha Labs, a non-commercial foundation for innovative open source projects funded by Sencha. There it joins other cutting-edge web toolkit projects including Raphaël, JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit, and jQTouch. This is huge news for the future of PIE, and exhibits Sencha’s commitment to pushing client-side web technology forward.

For PIE users, not much will change. It will remain free and will continue to be developed in the open and released under a liberal open source license. By joining Sencha Labs, it gains a permanent home and is backed by the resources of the foundation, so you can be sure it will be maintained going forward. I will continue to be its primary maintainer and responsible for the progress and direction of the project, as an employee of Sencha. Other members of the brilliant Sencha team may contribute too, and of course, contributions from the community are always welcome!

I’m really looking forward to PIE’s continuing development at its new home. Expect big things to come!

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  1. Ido Perlmuter

    Good luck, hope to see this project moving forward, improving and providing more CSS3 support.

    November 11, 2010 7:26 pm

  2. Immobilier

    Yay !

    This is one really good news !

    I’m a huge fan of PIE, and a big ExtJS user. I didn’t expect this 😉

    Thank you, for this wonderful PIE =)

    November 11, 2010 9:48 pm

  3. Matt

    Fantastic – WIll let you know when we launch sites using this component.

    November 12, 2010 6:49 am

  4. neo

    yeah this is really a good news

    November 12, 2010 9:12 am

  5. Edison


    November 13, 2010 2:50 am

  6. Bruno

    Maybe it’s time to release a new builde here on the site, beta2 has months already…

    November 13, 2010 5:30 pm

  7. web2000

    I am not sure if this is the right place for this comment but here goes.. Can you guys support border-bottom-right-radius and the like. This is a very useful CSS3 property and I have had to do hacks to get ie to look similar to other sites.

    November 15, 2010 4:37 pm

  8. Matthew

    I’m a little discouraged by this. I’ve found ExtJS and now Sencha’s products consistently bloated and unusable. It seems like their focus is the opposite of CSS3Pie: fast and very easy to implement.

    It’s also strange to have this incorporation so early in the product. I can’t imagine you got full value for how valuable this product actually is.

    At least promise that this product isn’t getting “rolled up” in another Sencha product.

    And I agree, can we just get the latest release as a beta3?

    November 16, 2010 5:58 pm

  9. Jason Johnston

    @web2000: Longhand properties will likely never be supported due to technical and performance limitations. But you can get the same visual result with the border-radius shorthand.

    @Matthew: Thanks for expressing your concerns. I could have made it clearer that PIE is remaining independent with the same goals and direction as it always has had, and it will remain focused on doing a small set of things well and with a minimum of user effort. It will not be “rolled up” as you said. Just like RaphaelJS, jQTouch, and the other Sencha Labs projects have remained independent.

    For everyone begging for a beta3 release, I hear you! 🙂 It is coming soon, as soon as I have time to do all the documentation updates and other housework that goes along with a release.

    November 25, 2010 2:13 am

  10. Tonttu

    jQTouch url has double-http typo 🙂

    November 27, 2010 9:27 am

  11. ravi

    I am thrilled to hear this. I am big fan of extJS and css3pie which i have used in my projects where my clients liked them very much.. waiting for the new release with new css3 properties

    December 14, 2011 12:32 pm

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