Almost done converting the extensions…

Posted on February 22, 2011. Filed under: Programming | Tags: , , , |

Hi Everyone,

I am just so excited that I have to give you guys a progress report as to what is going on with the extensions. I have been working on converting the extensions to work on Joomla 1.6. So, far, the solution that I have come up with is to create two packages for each extension. I originally wanted to have one package that could install on both 1.5 and 1.6, but from my research and a test trial, I was unable to get it to work the way I wanted it to. Apparently, there was an article that explained how to do it, but it was based on assumption that 1.6 will continue to recognize the same manifest format as 1.5, and this is just not the case. Trying to do it as a one-size-fits-all package sacrifices flexibility for either or both versions, and it adds a level of complexity that I just don’t need.

With that said, I am pleased to let you guys know that I have completed updating the modules. I have 1.5 and 1.6 versions for both already. Also, I have decided to refactor the code for the plugins to conform to the MVC design pattern. So, they both should run a little better than before, and be compatible with future Joomla releases. I have completed the Easy Folder Listing Pro plugin, with both 1.5 and 1.6 versions working like they should. I also added a new feature.

Next is the Easy Flash Uploader plugin. I hope to have that done soon. I just started working on it. God willing, I will have it up and running by tomorrow. Once I have everything updated, I will release them and update the website. So, keep your eyes open! They’re coming soon.

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