My name is Mike Hostetler, I work as the infrastructure team lead for
jQuery. You may have seen the 14 Days of jQuery event we're putting
on currently. As part of that event, we're planning to release a re-
built jQuery Plugin Repository.
A while back, we made the decision as a project to put our
infrastructure weight behind a complete re-build of the jQuery Plugin
Repository. Yehuda Katz (http://yehudakatz.com) and I have been
working together to define what that will look like.
In short, a major feature we've baked into the new repository is that
every plugin release (~5000) will be able to produce a CommonJS
Package.json file. Our intent is that this will grow to facilitate a
Ruby Gem's. CommonJS was an obvious choice for us and we've based our
JSON output on the Packages 1.0 spec.
The first release of this new plugin repository is planned to happen
during the 14 days of jQuery. We have developed a roadmap that
includes other exciting features past this initial release. Laying
down a foundation based on the CommonJS spec is very exciting and we
want to say thanks to all the work you've done.
As we near our release, we wanted to reach out and let the CommonJS
community know of our plans. We are more then happy to share our
experiences in working with CommonJS and to help facilitate the growth
of CommonJS in the future.
Mike Hostetler & Yehuda Katz