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Protoaculous 1.9.0- Minified

This is an update to a post from 2011: Protoaculous 1.9.0 Minified. In the older post, I published Protoaculous 1.9.0 which was based on Scriptaculous 1.9.0 and PrototypeJS 1.7.0.


  1. A newer version of PrototypeJS is out: 1.7.2. So I’ve updated Protoaculous to use the newer version.
  2. Switched away from YUI Compressor to Google Closure Compiler since it produces more compressed files.
  3. I was previously using Scriptaculous version number as Protoaculous’ version number. This type of versioning is flawed because it doesn’t work when only PrototypeJS gets updated. So I’m now using Scriptaculous_version-Prototype_version.
  4. I’ve published the script I use to create new versions of Protoaculous on Github: Protoaculous Bundler.

Direct links


I have not tested how well the combination of the two scripts perform. Please use caution and testing before using it in a production environment. Although previous versions have performed well.

While generating protoaculous using Google Closure Compiler, I noticed the following issues, which should probably be fixed by the PrototypeJS team:

Generate protoaculous.1.9.0- and protoaculous.1.9.0- in dist...
dist\protoaculous.1.9.0- WARNING - Suspicious code. The result of the 'getprop' operator is not being used.
  arr[ preferredDoc.childNodes.length ].nodeType;
dist\protoaculous.1.9.0- WARNING - Suspicious code. This code lacks side-effects. Is there a bug?
  if ( elem.parentNode ) {
dist\protoaculous.1.9.0- WARNING - Suspicious code. The result of the 'getprop' operator is not being used.
0 error(s), 3 warning(s)

Size information

Size of Prototype.js + Scriptaculous = 314K
Size of Protoaculous.js Minified = 166K


I would suggest:

  1. Turning on gzip functionality (mod_deflate on Apache) for all html and js/css/etc assets in your webserver to get filesizes even lower. This would ensure your users get the files even faster.
  2. Adding very long expiration dates (like years) through your webserver on js/css/etc assets. This would ensure your users do not have to download the files again and again. Since the files are versioned, there should not be a problem in cache busting on newer updates.

Protoaculous 1.9.0 Minified

I used to download the updated versions of protoaculous from Prototype Core Google Group. Recently, Google announced that the Files section of the Google Groups will be deprecated. Also, nobody has been updating the copy of protoaculous in that group (or anywhere else on the public google-searched internet for that matter).

The instructions to create it are really simple and so you can do it yourself. You can read them at Boog Design.

For the lazy (like me), here’s the minified version of Prototype.js 1.7.0 (using the new Sizzle CSS Selector Engine – v1.0) + Scriptaculous 1.9.0:

Coral CDN
Cached version (similar to versions):

Other info
Size of Prototype.js + Scriptaculous = 287,939 bytes
Size of Protoaculous.js Minified = 168,754 bytes

Packed: prototype.js + scriptaculous.js + builder.js + effects.js + dragdrop.js + controls.js + slider.js + sound.js

Profile Visitors 4.1 Mod for SMF 2.0

Profile Visitors mod description:

This modifications logs the visitors for all members’ profile with the time of their last visit. Additionally it gives you the ability to see the total visit count for the profile.

Version 4.1

At last, version 4.1, which is an SMF 2.0 only package is released. This version does not log 20, but all visitors of a user. Also it keeps the total visit count for each visitor and total visit count for each profile.

It, as usual, has own/any profile view option and improved remove visitor permissions. Also it includes “Avoid logging permission”, which allows users to select if they want to be logged or not. User can set it from “Look and Layout” area of their profile.

And some bad news… There won’t be any updates for the SMF 1.x version, but I’ll continue supporting that too.

-Blue Dream

This mod is one of the most requested features on my social networking site, Punjabi Janta. So when I went to look for the mod (, I noticed that the mod coder, [SiNaN], had ended development for a lot of his mods. A couple of users reuploaded the mod to the forum on user’s requests, but moderators were quick to remove it claiming that mods can’t be distributed without owner’s permission.

Anyhow, I had requested a copy from MasterD, and he was helpful in sharing it with me. Here’s an archived copy of it, you won’t find it on Simple Machine’s Forum.


PS: The Profile.template.php edit may fail. Just replace the leading spaces with tabs on the following lines:

      <div id="detailedinfo">
         <div class="windowbg2">   

Edit June 4, 2011: Here’s the edited version to work with SMF 2.0 with the above fix: ProfileVisitors4.1-IPS