Joomla 1.6 - Joomla!Days NL 2009 #jd09nl

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Presentation on Joomla!Days Netherlands by Hannes Papenberg

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  • 1.Joomla! 1.6 Keynote By Hannes Papenberg Joomla! Development Workinggroup Joomla! Release Team

2. What are we covering in this presentation?

  • Changes in the development process
  • Strategies behind Joomla! development
  • Features of Joomla! 1.6

3. Changes in the development process

  • Forming of the Joomla! 1.6 Release Team
  • Opening up the mailinglists
  • Implementing the patch process

4. How to participate

  • Join the mailinglists:
    • General Joomla! development:http://groups.google.com/group/joomla-dev-general
    • Development of the CMS:http://groups.google.com/group/joomla-dev-cms
    • Development of the Framework:http://groups.google.com/group/joomla-dev-framework
  • Provide patches to fix issues
  • Write your own feature and provide a patch for this!

5. Features of Joomla! 1.6

  • ACL
  • Nested Categories
  • Mootools 1.2
  • lots of small things

6. ACL: New granular Access System for Joomla!

  • Flexible usergroups
  • New Access levels for viewing content
  • Granular editing permissions

7. Nested Categories

  • Bye, bye Sections!
  • Unlimited depth of categories
  • Simplification of content layouts
  • Potential for native support of multi-language sites

8. Mootools and more features

  • Upgrade to Mootools 1.2
  • Performance improvements:
    • Conversion from INI format to JSON
    • Usage of PHP5 access modifiers
    • Usage of PHP5 native libraries (SimpleXML)
  • Move to JContent as a first step to a unified content model

9. Even more features

  • Extensible parameter sets
  • Properly refactored backend components to the MVC principle
  • New controller dispatchers
  • Menu item specific template parameters
  • The PDF feature and the legacy mode have been removed

10. And still more

  • New member management with extensible user profiles
  • Change of com_contact to the ContactDirectory
  • A commenting system
  • Implementation of the JForm library

11. Don't forget: Joomla is not made by little fairies. Help out! :-) 12. Questions?