A list of all the things going on with See People, IOS and Joomla
You may have noticed, we missed our hoped for delivery date of the next version of EasyTable Pro! Well, we stalled on our Footable update at the 95% point due to a few bugs.
The first is a bug where it seemed that Footable was looking at the viewport size incorrectly.
After a long wait, on Friday we finally got a it confirmed that Footable v2 (the current release) uses the enclosing block (so a DIV for example) to calculate the hide/show breaks and NOT the viewport. So, what this means is our code is fine, their labels are misleading unless you have the table displayed in a full page width block that is at least 1025 pixels wide. It turns out we should have looked through the GitHub issues.
Apparently this will be resolved in the v3 release (which looking at the issues log on Github is some months overdue, a month ago the V3 branch was due in two weeks, now it's due in a month…).
The second bug that stopped us was the "custom breakpoints" option was not overriding the default values. Again this is looking like it will be fixed in version 3, we considered putting a hack in but since starting on this Footables core has gone from 2.0 to 2.0.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and finally last week to 2.0.3. So we've decided to go without custom breakpoints until the 3.0 release.
So, where does that leave Footable for EasyTable Pro! At this point we're at the 95% point for the first Beta 1 release, which I expect to have out on Monday/Tuesday along with a new version of the Joomla Search Plugin for EasyTable Pro! As with all of our Beta's it wil be feature complete, have passed the testing suite and just need real user confirmation that all is good before being released as stable.
Wait! What's that about a new Search Plugin? Oh we've updated the EasyTable Pro! Search Plugin for Joomla 3.3+ and that will be out on Monday or Tuesday as well. While we'll be calling it a Beta version it's feature complete and we only really want to make sure some users have tested it before we label it as a stable release.
There's only a few things left to implement before testing can start, and as mentioned I'm hoping to finish them by Monday or Tuesday.
This is just a quick update about things happening with EasyTable Pro! 1.3.1 and the upcoming 1.4.0 releases.
EasyTable Pro! 1.3.1
This is just a quick post to let you know that EasyTable Pro! 1.3.0 is out of beta and the stable version is available to support subscribers in the download area right now. As you may know 1.3.0 was announced on the blog a short while ago and quickly went into beta availability, after four betas our stable release is here!
The astute of you will notice that we're a week late on our predicted release of the stable version but we didn't receive any bug reports! So we thought we'd give it another week to see if anyone found any new problems after the B4 release just to be safe, anyway still nothing so, enjoy!
Ah time for another quick update.
EasyTable Pro! 1.3.0b1 has been well received by subscribers since it's release on the 30th June, but as was known there were a few things to fix up (and a feature to add for one of our loyal subscribers - Hi Robert!).
Well, 1.3.0b2 is now in the subscribers download area and ready for you to give a throrough work-out, we think we've got everything now it's your chance to tell us if we missed anything. Since b1 there has been just a little work done, the base stats are:
This is just a quick note about the state of EasyTable Pro! and it's Joomla 3.x support.
As you may know from our FAQ on Development Schedules the original goal was to have a version ready for the next Joomla LTS, however, recently that all changed with the original cycle being replaced with a "for the people" release cycle.
Given the changes in the "improved release cycle" it basically means that there is no defined LTS version and in theory, until a 4.0 is released we won't see any backwards compatibility issues. Given the in theory now longer life for extensions on any given version of Joomla we've started work on EasyTable Pro 1.3 which will be Joomla 3.3+ compatible (and still support the Joomla 2.5 line until it reaches "end of life").
So what progress have we made so far… well
Had a great time at the Sydney Joomla User Group last night with lots of new people from the Sydney Joomla Day 2013 turning up. If you're in Sydney and use Joomla! you should consider turning up and enjoy some beer and pizza with us!
Hey there! Problems with your ReCaptures and Joomla 2.5.16 or 3.2.0 and below?
Google discontinued an old URL scheme yesterday at pretty much the same time Joomla 3.2.0 and 2.5.16 were released which mistakenly led people to believe the updates had broken something. Well they didn't, and they already have the bug identified, and a patch in the queue for fixing it.
In the meantime while we wait for the inevitable 2.5.17 and 3.2.1 (or higher) I've created installable versions of the plugin with the patch in place. (Admittedly the Joomla CMS group are very good at fixing issues promptly).
Just install them through Joomla's extension manager and your ReCaptcha's should start working again.
You can get them from our downloads area.
Well as you will have already noticed there have been several changes around here.
First up with have an all new Joomla! 2.5+ based website along with that comes a new downloads area and a subscription systems (both of those features are courtesy of Nicholas Dionysopoulos of AkeebaBackup fame).
We've also changed to using the powerful (but somewhat complex to setup) JFusion for integrating the Forums. This has meant a more reliable experience for users once they're logged in, however, it has pointed out an interesting conflict between Joomla! 2.5 and phpBB3 forum software - to work around this we recommend that you login from the main section of the website before jumping to the forums. In fact any of the links to the Forums will present a login popup if you're not already logged in.
Just a quick post.
For those that don't want to try it out, we're expecting ßeta 1 to be out in a week for subscribers assuming that there are no major issues discovered, and so far it's looking good. If you're worried about the ßeta label we think it's good enough to be used in a production environment but as it's missing a few features we're holding off on that label.