Jefs version 2 was released on May 1, 2012 and is in the early stages of testing. Please provide feedback, submit bugs, review source code and submit pull requests. Most importantly please be patient as we weed out the bugs.
- Sandboxed solution
- Split screen with resizable panels
- Ability to add the content editor web part to the web part page and link it to the HTML content of Jefs
- Launched from Ribbon, can be added to other navigation components within SharePoint
Download Jefs.wsp from CodePlex and install using PowerShell:
(required) Absolute url of the web where you want Jefs installed
(optional) Relative path to the Jefs.wsp file. This parameter is optional if you place the wsp file in the same directory as the script.
For additional information, navigate to
See the Documentation
tab for information on how to get started with Jefs.
Pull requests are welcomed and appreciated.
Do not use the source code tab on codeplex, it's outdated code that will eventually be removed.
Version 2 has a new interface that runs outside of SharePoint's master page, which means we could dedicate the entire page to the editor. Increasing the real estate available to editors was the main driver, however it was also important to minimize the
footprint the client side script has on a SharePoint page by hosting a lot of the libraries independent from the master page. Finally the modal dialog interface in SharePoint, while good for many scenarios, turned out to be inflexible and somewhat fragile
for this kind of interface.
Open source libraries
Jefs leverages several open source libraries, including:
While jsbin.com wasn't directly referenced in the code base, it was the inspiration for Jefs and a tremendous learning resource. Simply put, I like it so much that I wanted to have a tool like that for my development environment, which happens to be SharePoint.
I highly recommend http://jsbin.com
You can find me on twitter at @tstojecki