We are pleased to announce that GXT 4.0.3 is now generally available! The GXT 4.0.3 release adds GWT 2.8.x support, new Forkable and Explorer Examples, and high-performance UI components that allow developers to write apps in Java and compile their code into highly optimized cross-platform HTML5 code, as well as interoperability with native GWT components, templates, and layout manager — giving you powerful control over your display.
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Try It Out
- GXT customers: Download GXT 4.0.3 from the support portal or Maven artifactory
- New Users: Download a free 30-day trial of GXT
- Learn more by reading the what’s new in GXT 4.0.3 guide
Join our upcoming webinar on April 24th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, “What’s New in GXT 4.0.3”. Register now.
What’s New in GXT 4.0.3
In GXT 4.0.3 there are some exciting new enhancements that we have implemented to help improve developer productivity. We extracted the Examples Explorer from the SDK and added it to github, which allows you to quickly import it to your system, run and debug the examples. We’ve also added the source for the executive dashboard and two new examples you can view in our documentation.
More Explorer Examples
In the GXT 4.0.3 Examples Explorer you’ll see new examples to help you determine the proper configurations for using font icons with your modern GXT application, layout container type examples like HTML layout, and more. And now that the GXT examples have been extracted, we can add more examples over the months to come, so keep your eyes peeled on the GXT communities for more updates.
GWT 2.8.x Support
We’ve added more Javadocs including all of the GXT 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, and 4.0.3 javadocs. You’ll also find the Javadocs for GWT 2.7.0 and GWT 2.8.2. Find all the Javadocs here.
We’ve fixed hundreds of issues in GXT 4.0.3. We’ve also spent hundreds of hours on testing for regressions. You can find the full list of fixes in the GXT release notes. With so many issues fixed, there may be some differences in the application layout and typical behavior when upgrading.
The Sencha Support team is always standing by to help you build your application. They can help you figure out unique scenarios that may not seem like there is an easy solution readily available. You can contact Sencha Support at [email protected].
GXT has an exciting future this year, with two major initiatives to come. The first is putting GXT back on course with a regular minor release cadence. And the second is providing major features to help quicken your application development.