We’re excited to announce the release of Ext JS 6.5.3 and Sencha Cmd 6.5.3. These releases are focused on resolving issues reported by customers and the Ext JS community. Ext JS 6.5.3 includes hundreds of minor improvements and bug fixes in both the modern and classic toolkit.
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Try It Out
- Customers can download Ext JS 6.5.3 and Cmd 6.5.3 by visiting the Support portal
- Download the free 30-day trial of Ext JS 6.5.3 and tools
- View the Ext JS 6.5 examples on any device
Ext JS 6.5.3 Highlights
- New Component SplitButton with support for Material, iOS, Triton and Neptune themes for modern toolkit
- Grid Enhancements including support for better scrolling experience, better group header indicators, rowexpander improvements
- NestedList Enhancements with support for better event handling and configs
- Android 8 Oreo and latest Chrome support
- Hundreds of minor improvements and bug fixes
What’s New in Ext JS 6.5.3
Ext JS 6.5.3 has a number of improvements and bug fixes to Grid, TreeGrid, Charts, and more. Below are the key changes to Ext JS framework.
New SplitButton Component
Ext JS 6.5.3 adds SplitButton, a widely requested component, to the modern toolkit. A SplitButton is similar to a menu button, but its arrow can fire an event separately from the default click event of the button. This can be used to display a dropdown menu that provides additional options to the primary button action and you can provide a custom handler that can provide the arrow click implementation.
Grid Enhancements and Bug Fixes
The Ext JS Grid is one of the most popular components and buffered store (or virtual store) helps you manage and seamlessly scroll through massive datasets. The various bug fixes and enhanced scrolling capabilities in Ext JS 6.5.3 provides a smooth scrolling experience with grouped grids, grid view options, grid with locked columns and more. The grid row expander is improved as well.
The NestedList in modern toolkit provides an intuitive interface to navigate between nested sets and provides a clean interface for applications with limited screen real-estate. The NestedList has undergone major changes in Ext JS 6.5.3 with improvements in events such as activate, selectionchange, in multiple configs showBy, allowDeselect and more.
Android 8 (Oreo) and Latest Chrome Browser Support
Android 8 is the latest release from Android. Ext JS 6.5.3 provides compatibility with Android 8 so that your Ext JS applications work seamlessly with Android 8 based smartphones and tablets. Ext JS 6.5.3 has support for the latest released Chrome browser versions (Chrome 60-63) as well.
Hundreds of Component Improvements and Bug Fixes
Ext JS 6.5.3 includes multiple enhancements and bug fixes to Charts, Data View, Events, Widgets, List, Calendar, Panel, Pivot Grid, Grid Tree, Forms and more. Many of these were based on customer reported issues as well as issues found during extensive testing phases.
Ext JS 6.5.3 resolves the following customer reported issues:
- Scrolling upwards quickly when there are many expanded rows throws error
- Grid view options scrollbar jumps to the top when scrolling
- Grid with locked column scrolls to top on refresh with preserveScrollOnRefresh: true
- Store state is not applied when store binding is used
- Grid is grouped but no group headers or other visual indications are visible
- Change rating affects item below when it is grouped by rating
- Visual sort state is not applied when store is sorted via API
- Classic grouped grid scrolls back to focused cell when user expands row
- Grid reconfigure does not update column alignment
- Grid column does not respect new values for align
- RowExpander with grid adding extra record
- RowExpander immediately collapses second level expander
- Grid inside a menu no longer scrolls vertically
- Grid set as Viewport ignores preserveScrollOnReload: false
- Tooltip is not visible in the middle of bar chart
- The overlay selection rectangle of the CrossZoom interaction doesn’t render on top of the series
- Adding records to Pie store does not call performLayout
- Case error in trackMouse config in chart series
- [Multisort DateView] items stay selected when sort
- GlobalEvents does not properly propagate events associated with touch/press release
- Specifying UI config as array results in an error
- More Undo buttons can be shown in list with listswiper plugin
- Calendar event is not drawn when the event is less than 24 hours
- Collapsible panel throws exception on expand
- Ext.panel.Table buildColumHash should not initially assign value to var len
- Floated panel with alwaysOnTop: true throws error
- PG configurator does not appear when clicking fields
- Ext.util.TSV#decode does not handle quotes correctly
- Windows not centred in client view when the view is scrolled down
- TreePanel scroll on refresh when a row is focused
- TreePanel scrolls to top when using replaceChild
- Select already selected item in SelectField make it unselected
- Datefield closing by choosing a year (on tablets)
- SetScroller animation can prevent/close combo picker
- Ext.field.File#reset does not reset result of getFiles method
- Calling setValue consecutively clears combo lastSelectedRecords and breaks forceSelection
- TagField with mutliselect false does not clear emptyText
- Ext.field.Field.validator has incorrect reference to Ext.data.validator.Validator
- DateField can prematurely invalidate when allowBlank: false and clicking picker
- Running Msg/Prompt window twice causes issue
Try It and Share Your Feedback
We hope you enjoy building great apps with Ext JS 6.5.3 and Cmd 6.5.3. As a reminder, customers can download Ext JS 6.5.3 and Cmd 6.5.3 by visiting the Support portal, and new users can download the free 30-day trial. We look forward to reading your feedback in the Ext JS forum and the Sencha Cmd forum.
Wemerson Januario says
Thank you for this release. I am curious about what was broken in Chrome v60-63 that required changes.
Now waiting for Ext JS 6.6 release
This is first time we are officially adding support for Chrome60-63
We are working on 6.6 release, Stay tuned!
Do you have a rough estimate when 6.6 might be available?
Sandeep Adwankar says
It is planned for early Q2 release. Parts of this release such as Ext JS NPM packages may be available early as EA release. Thx!
Ext JS User says
You say “Hundreds of Component Improvements and Bug Fixes” but by my count, the release notes in this blog has 50 and the release notes in the docs (which why are there two different ones?) has about 75. So… where are these “hundreds”? Is there another set of release notes that is more in depth?
Yes, we use Jira for tracking all customer/internal/QA feature requests/issues etc. The release notes do contain all customer raised issues/bug fixes. Thx!
Ext JS User says
So… you say hundreds but then don’t show anyone what hundreds were? Why not show everything in the release notes? Why hide these “hundreds”?
Sandeep Adwankar says
For every release, our release notes include only subset of resolved Jiras. I’ll be happy to have a conf call with you and show Jira projects, but will need better contact email from you – right now it is showing [email protected]. Thx!
Ext JS User says
Why won’t you say publicly what ALL the things that were fixed? I don’t get why I’d have to get on a call with you. Just seems odd to me.
Oscar Gimenez says
When will Architect be updated to support this version?
We are working on Architect 4.2.3 release and we plan to release it in next few weeks. Thx!
it would be nice to have tickets on jira public. Why not ?
Knowing which bugs will be fixed in the next release and those not, would be very useful for developers
I agree! This is one of the items that is under consideration – the tricky part that we are working towards is isolating customer information.
Wemerson Januario says
nice to know that!
IMHO this is not necessary. Any single customer bugs don’t need to be public, especially if they are edge cases.
People just get used to OS projects having access to release notes, and this is proprietary, so people should be happy with what they get.
We lost control of ExtJS back in v4 when Sencha stopped being a community framework and became a ‘boeing’, hp, vmware and other large customer framework, at the expense of the solo developer. (which 80%+ seem to have left)
Pitty as this was the best framework out there. These fixes were done by previous staff mostly, so still keen to see if new developers can hold the level of ex-Sencha crew. They were world class, pitty they all left or were sent packing.
Would be great to see a GPL release aside the X.0 and X.0.1 releases. Don’t forget your roots, but i assume that has already happened.