Explain the relationship to other MS Ajax minifiers

Sep 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM

If you make a sreach on "Microsoft Ajax Minifier" you will have a few links, e.g. to Microsoft Ajax Minifier http://aspnet.codeplex.com/releases/view/40584. Also, some time ago I downloaded Minifier 1.1

Could you explain how many different releases of MS Ajax minifier exist and which one is the current? Does the current release supersede other releases?
Would be great to have this information on the project's home page.



Feb 19, 2011 at 1:12 AM

This project, ajaxmin.codeplex.com, is the active source project for the Microsoft Ajax Minifier tool, and contains the latest version of the AjaxMin tool -- both binary drops and the source code released under an Apache 2.0 Open Source License. External entities may use the sources as provided under the License agreement, which can be found at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0. The AjaxMin project does not accept external submissions into the project codebase. If there are any feature requests or bug reports, please use the appropriate Discussion and Issue Tracker tabs on this site. I cannot guarantee that I will implement any requested features, but I will try to fix any bugs as quickly as possible.

The Downloads tab on this project will always have the latest binary release of the tool; the Source Code tab will always have the latest version of the source code, which may include sources that have not yet made it into an official binary release.

aspnet.codeplex.com is another project from Microsoft that ships a particular binary drop of the AjaxMin tool as a part of their project. The binary version they provide may or may not be the most recent version of Ajax Minifier.

Oct 5, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Hi ronlo,

Is this project a successor of the MS Ajax Minifier 4.0 referred by Ajax Control Toolkit at http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/Download.ashx?

Oct 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM

When Ajax Control Toolkit initially shipped, they included the executable binaries (4.0 version) of my tool. When it released, the source code was not available outside Microsoft; it had been an internal-only tool since 2005. After the Ajax Control Toolkit shipped the 4.0 version of my executables, many people asked for the sources. I worked with Microsoft Legal and fleshed out an Open Source-licensed release of the Microsoft Ajax Minifier source code at this project site.

So yes: this project is the continued release vehicle for Microsoft Ajax Minifier. What the Ajax Control Toolkit points to is a snap-shot of this tool at the 4.0 release (we're currently on 4.30).