I noticed that to create some of the things such as a grid, I have to look around for plugins developed by developers. For e.g. for grid creation I found that jqgrid is pretty useful. Question I have here is suppose if I decide to use jqgrid, would I have to rely upon the developer of jqgrid for future support. For e.g. if a new browser/ or version of it comes up and by that time suppose the support isn't around - what options would I have other than asking developers to go and make changes in jqgrid? Ours is a basically team of java developers, so I'm little bit apprehensive if it would be that easy. Other option that we are evaluating is GWT. I haven't much looked into it yet, but assume chances of getting support in future could be bit high since it has a backing of a bigger organization.
Would like hear opinions from people on how they planing for such scenarios and what recommendations do they have.