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An open source version of Kendo Core is incorporated in Gregory's Blog

I have incorporated the open source version of Telerik's Kendo UI into Gregory's blog. The reasons for this are numerous. ColdFusion on the server side is great, but in my opinion, relying upon ColdFusion for the UI was a zero sum game- it's outdated, proprietary, and just plain buggy. Several years ago, I ditched using ColdFusion's UI, and moved on using Kendo with jQuery.

I plan on continuing to release new versions of Gregory's Blog that support the open source version of Kendo UI Core. However, the open source version of Kendo does not support all of the HTML5 widgets that I plan on using, such as the adaptive grid. I intend to release multiple versions of Gregory's Blog, one that uses the open source edition of Kendo, and another that uses the full version of Kendo. Both should function just fine, but the open source version will be a bit more limited. The only feature that is currently lacking in the open source version of Gregory's Blog is the HTML5 media player. Everything else that you see on this site is available to you.

Although it is not necessary to include the commercial edition of Kendo, if you have your own license for Kendo, you can incorporate your own Kendo library. In the source code, I have the following argument "application.kendoCommercial"as a Boolean flag that is used to include Kendo's open source core version, or include the full commercial version using your own Kendo library. If you have your own license, you will need to set this flags to true in your code, and set the 'application.kendoSourceLocation' argument to match the path to your own Kendo libraries.

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  1. Peter Farrell: the author of 'Lyla Captcha' that is used on this blog.
  2. Pete Freitag: the author of the 'ColdFish' code formatter that is also used on this blog.


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