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Joomla 1.6 - Joomla!Days NL 2009 #jd09nl


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Presentation on Joomla!Days Netherlands by Hannes Papenberg

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Joomla 1.6 - Joomla!Days NL 2009 #jd09nl

  1. 1. Joomla! 1.6 Keynote By Hannes Papenberg Joomla! Development Workinggroup Joomla! Release Team
  2. 2. What are we covering in this presentation? <ul><li>Changes in the development process </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies behind Joomla! development </li></ul><ul><li>Features of Joomla! 1.6 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Changes in the development process <ul><li>Forming of the Joomla! 1.6 Release Team </li></ul><ul><li>Opening up the mailinglists </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the patch process </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to participate <ul><li>Join the mailinglists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Joomla! development: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of the CMS: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of the Framework: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide patches to fix issues </li></ul><ul><li>Write your own feature and provide a patch for this! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Features of Joomla! 1.6 <ul><li>ACL </li></ul><ul><li>Nested Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Mootools 1.2 </li></ul><ul><li>lots of small things </li></ul>
  6. 6. ACL: New granular Access System for Joomla! <ul><li>Flexible usergroups </li></ul><ul><li>New Access levels for viewing content </li></ul><ul><li>Granular editing permissions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nested Categories <ul><li>Bye, bye Sections! </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited depth of categories </li></ul><ul><li>Simplification of content layouts </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for native support of multi-language sites </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mootools and more features <ul><li>Upgrade to Mootools 1.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance improvements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion from INI format to JSON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage of PHP5 access modifiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage of PHP5 native libraries (SimpleXML) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Move to JContent as a first step to a unified content model </li></ul>
  9. 9. Even more features <ul><li>Extensible parameter sets </li></ul><ul><li>Properly refactored backend components to the MVC principle </li></ul><ul><li>New controller dispatchers </li></ul><ul><li>Menu item specific template parameters </li></ul><ul><li>The PDF feature and the legacy mode have been removed </li></ul>
  10. 10. And still more <ul><li>New member management with extensible user profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Change of com_contact to the ContactDirectory </li></ul><ul><li>A commenting system </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the JForm library </li></ul>
  11. 11. Don't forget: Joomla is not made by little fairies. Help out! :-)
  12. 12. Questions?