It is awesome to think that as jQuery pushes the boundaries that they uncover the need for newer functionality. So as jQuery grows we discover even more ways to improve the way we code and approach site design.
So when can we expect the jQuery 1.4 release to arrive? John recently mentioned on the jQuery blog that we could be seeing 1.4 arrive as soon as January 2010. In his own words: "we'll probably release 1.4 on jQuery’s 4th birthday in January."
In this post I am going to provide a sneak peak of some of the features listed on the jQuery 1.4 Roadmap. These are the features that may make it in to the 1.4 release of jQuery. As you can see, some of these have been knocked off in earlier releases so this is a give or take list, but will give us a good idea on what the jQuery team are looking to deliver.
As the 1.4 roadmap is not a detailed document I will do my best to spell out what these features are likely to include. As the roadmap is not a definitive document this is speculative, but gives a good insight into what we might see in a few months time.