DHTMLX Suite Roadmap: Plans, Wishes, Your Participation

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We decided to start a very good practice – we share our plans of dhtmlxSuite development in order you could be aware of what to expect. Moreover, we’d like you to take a part in this planning. In this post you’ll get know the near future of our library and learn how to influence on it.

dhtmlxSuite-Roadmap

Moving forward

Our principle #1 – never underestimate the rate of technologies development. We are always trying to move with the time: our controls support modern browsers and new devices; they correspond to the nowadays web development techniques and design. So the priority #1 is to guarantee the steady work of Suite UI controls.

Suite 5.0

The next version of dhtmlxSuite is going to be a major update. We’re planning to roll out 5.0 with a set of important and helpful updates. Here are some of them:

– DHTMLX Framework

dhtmlxSuite library has already proven itself as powerful library for building web applications. And now we set another goal – we want to tell you how to achieve the highest results by yourself, how to create really professional and fast applications with DHTMLX, how to work with DHTMLX in general. For this purpose we’ll share a set of “How-To’s” that will contain best practices and correct work with our controls.

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– Visual Designer

We know that it’s time to update our Visual Designer to provide you the ability of interface prototyping in more fast and convenient way. New designer will be fully updated, get form builder tool and drag-and-drop functionality. It concerns both online and desktop versions.

– New Tree Control

In addition to the existing dhtmlxTree component we are preparing to release a new one. New Tree will be much faster, and will include the basic set of features at the beginning.

Feature requests

We’d also like to present you a public roadmap where you may check all our plans for future versions. Here is a Trello board with Suite roadmap. You may see that we’ve highlighted the updates that are planned to be a part of dhtmlxSuite 5.0. “Plans” label means that we’re going to release this feature anyway though we have no concrete dates. “Wishes” label means your feature requests that we grab from our forum, emails, support or other sources.

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How to influence on it?

Vote for the features, demos, tutorials that you’d like to see in our library. If we see that some of the plans/wishes collect many votes, we’ll try to implement it in near release. The most demanded features surely will appear in dhtmlxSuite.

You have probably noticed that some of the plans are not connected with Suite update, so they can be released at any time. Moreover, the board contains dhtmlxVault roadmap as it often used together with dhtmlxSuite.

Thanks

Thank you all for your suggestions and for your requests to make this roadmap as well. With your active participation and feedbacks, dhtmlxSuite library develops and will improve. We hope that the transparency of our plans will make our relationships stronger!

Comments

  1. Kris October 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you for the Roadmap – this will be a tremendous help for us.
    Also, it would be a good idea to add the roadmap link to the main menu on the webpage so we don’t have to hunt for it in the blogs.

    • Ivan (DHTMLX team) October 29, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thanks for your suggestion, Kris! We consider adding the link on Suite page.

  2. Brian October 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    You’ve done a great job with the Suite. Performance is great, APIs are easy to learn and it looks great.

    Please keep in mind that a lot of people have written a lot of code and try to make updating to 5 fairly easy.

    • Ivan (DHTMLX team) November 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Brian!

  3. Eduardo November 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Hey, idea!!!

    Sidebar – tree (3 nivel)

    Thank

  4. ask November 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Is DHTMLX Scheduling compatible with React framework?

  5. Sree Prasantha Ram November 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    What will be the likely release date for Version 5.0?

    Feature Request:
    DHTMLXLayout:
    1. Ability to collapse a section using the separator instead of the header

    DHTMLXTabbar
    1. Ability to list the open tabs as a menu. The user can navigate the tabs even through this menu instead of scrolling

  6. Eugene V November 21, 2015 at 2:17 am

    TreeGrid Connector.
    Currently there are number of subsequent queries fired when TreeGrid data is loaded from database. Now let’s assume all parents and children in a tree have same identifier (hierarchical id). In that case a single query is required to pull all data.
    Would be nice to to have this feature in Connector.

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