I’ve been rather busy today so I’m yet to upgrade to Domino 8.5.3 but there are a host of goodies in the new release, not least for XPages developers. While preparing for my session at Lotusphere last year one of the areas I looked at was managing the Dojo version used by XPages. With research I identified that it was possible to change the server version by modifying xsp.client.script.dojo.version in the xsp.properties file on the server, as covered in an article on the Application Development wiki. Anyone whose looked at the files in the Package Explorer will know there is also an xsp.properties file in each NSF. However, with Domino 8.5.2 setting xsp.client.script.dojo.version on the NSF had no effect. This meant that it was not possible to take advantage of new charting or mobile Dojo modules available in 1.5.0 without changing the Dojo version for the whole server, which could have unforeseen implications.
So far, however, I have still been unable to modify the Dojo version on an individual XPage by using the head tag.
Also, at Niklas Heidloff blogged a few weeks ago 8.5.3 includes Dojo 1.6.1. When Dojo 1.6.0 was announced back in March I blogged suspecting that it would be too late to get into 8.5.3. As Darren Duke would say, kudos to IBM for their efforts in getting it into 8.5.3.