January 2nd, 2008 | Published in Google OpenSocial
So, what functionality did we add to the Shindig repository?
- IFPC (Inter-Frame Procedure Call) -- A library facilitating communication between the container and gadgets.
- Fetchers -- Includes content fetching through gadgets.io.makeRequest (formerly known as _IG_FetchContent) for both JSON and XML, and wraps XmlHttpRequest and in-server proxies.
- User Prefs -- Functions implemented to get and set (read and write) user preferences, which are simply key/value pairs.
Next, beyond iterating on feature development in the open repository, we'll be continuing to contribute code to Shindig to reach feature parity with existing gadget containers, like iGoogle, and optimizing server performance.
Go ahead and check out the code, send any feedback to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list on what you'd like to see added, and bugs can be filed in the issue tracker (note: you'll need a JIRA account to file issues, but anyone can get an account).
Update: The last paragraph has been updated to direct feedback to Shindig's mailing list and the Apache issue tracker.