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PopUpWindow updates: MIT license and Unload callbacks

Posted in Jquery, Opensource, PopWindow by rip747 on February 14, 2010

It’s been quite sometime since I got to work on PopUpWindow now that CFWheels has taken over my life.

I find it amazing though that I still get emails, requests and contributions from this simple plugin. The biggest request I get is from people wanting to use PopUpWindow in their commercial applications and needing to know what the license is. I’ve always said that all the software I write is open source and you’re free to do with it what you want, however I understand that this doesn’t fly in the corporate world. After looking over and talking about licenses with others who write open source software, I’ve decided to follow others and put PopUpWindow under the MIT license. I think this is the least restrictive license out there and finally clears the air.

PopUpWindow also got an update thanks to Jason Holden who added Unload callbacks. This is what I love about open source, the software that I start gets further redefined by complete strangers who only want to see it improve. It’s totally awesome. Thank you Jason.


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  1. Dale said, on February 25, 2010 at 10:00 am

    hi just a quick question. would this be easy to add to my wordpress blog? Its the sort of thing that is sooo needed in the wordpress world as this can’t be done at the mo. there is one ‘Simple Popup Plugin’ that opens a window but you add one size.

  2. rip747 said, on February 25, 2010 at 10:25 am

    the only thing that the plugin requires is that you use jquery. now remember that DOES NOT allow you to add javascript to your blogs, so you will need to be hosting your wordpress blog yourself.

  3. Dale said, on February 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    i do host it so all good, i have tried it and it works very well with wordpress, its really quick and so much better than anything i have used.
    I tried all the examples on your site and they worked but not 100% sure if i was doing something wrong but when you add ‘center:1’ after, before or instead of top and left it didn’t center on the screen. The rel i used was “height:550,width:750,center:1”
    should that center on screen? i tried it on simple html page and had the same problem.

  4. rip747 said, on February 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    create a ticket in the issue tracker on github and i will look into right away.

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