Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 43, 2013:
- Update on 3.2.1 and Security Enhancements
- DOCman 2.0 RC3 released
- Live preview demo frame updated
Update on 3.2.1 and Security Enhancements
Written by Michael Babker
With the holidays approaching, we have some busy elves working overtime in Joomla! land! If you haven't noticed, Joomla! 3.2 is packed with new features. Unfortunately, one of the features has a problem that was not discovered during pre-release testing. During late-stage development in September and October, there were alpha, beta and release candidate testing cycles where many community members kicked the tires to uncover as many possible issues. But one was missed, and unfortunately it was a big one causing some users deploying new sites to get locked out of their site with no easy solutions to restore access.
What has had contributors stymied is choosing what direction to take to solve it. This issue isn’t just a bug that can be patched. There are no perfectly "right answers". The solutions involve either:
Written by Johan Janssens
We are pleased to announce the third release candidate of DOCman 2.0. This release only focuses on fixing issues related to on the new Joomla release 3.2.
Notable fixes include:
- Joomla 3.2: Breadcrumbs module was returning incorrect results in hierarchical category lists.
- Joomla 3.2: Menu item links pointing to root categories was not working.
- Joomla 3.2: Last clicked category was incorrectly cached in the session.
What is next?
As we said in the RC2 announcement we are working on the finishing touches of DOCman 2.0 stable. We are also starting to get DOCman 2.0 translated into several different languages to give you an out of the box solution in your own language.
Live preview demo frame updated
Written by Anthony Olson
I have just spent some time updating our Joomla template demo frame. It had been a few years since we spent any time on the frame design itself and I think it was starting to show. The new layout carries a lot more information and I think makes it easier to get a sense of the character of each design.
We have also opted for a white frame rather than the obligatory dark band across the top. I think this suits our aesthetic more than the dark colour. The colour options for each Joomla template have been incorporated into the main drop down area and the template image is now accompanied by an information snippet.