Version 11.4 of the Joomla Platform released
Version 11.4 ("Brian Kernighan") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 4 January 2012. It is the logical continuation of the 11.3 version published 24 November 2011. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones: >
- MultiDB support
- Implement Github Forks API
The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.4 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org
- Classes: 270 (231 in platform 11.3)
- Methods: 2000 (1946 in platform 11.3)
- Lines: 25970 (24717 in platform 11.3)
- Comments: 62155 (62154 in platform 11.3)
- Blank lines: 11877 (11800 in platform 11.3)
Summary of code quality
- Check style: 199 warnings (235 in platform 11.3)
- Duplicate code: 26 warnings (26 in platform 11.3)
- Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 1002 warnings (1006 in platform 11.3)
- Test Coverage: 41% (41% in platform 11.3)
Version 11.3 of the Joomla Platform released
Version 11.3 ("Dennis Ritchie") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 24 November 2011. It is the logical continuation of the 11.2 version published 27 July 2011.
In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:
- image manipulation (JImage)
- creation of web applications (JWeb)
- generation of HTML tables (JGrid)
- package for strings added (JString)
- migration to mootools 1.4
- curl, socket and stream support (JHttp)
- github API (JGithub)
The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.3 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org
Announcement for the upcoming release of version 11.3 of the Joomla! platform
Things have been very busy for the Joomla Platform since the release of 11.2 on 26 July 2011. Since then, 249 pull requests have been accepted made by 31 individual contributors spanning anything from minor touch-ups to comment blocks, as well as completely new packages.
Get Involved with the Future Roadmap
Joomla 2.5 is due out in January, which is the culmination of the 1.6/1.7/2.5 series. Now is the time to be mapping out those things we want to accomplish in the next series, which will culminate in the 3.5 release in July 2013.
At the recent joint summit we discussed the process for establishing goals and milestones for the long-term Joomla releases. We want more seats at the table for the technical discussions on how to move things forward. Once every six months the PLT and developers will meet just before or after an existing event to work on the roadmap.
Examples added to Joomla Platform repository
Recently, a number of examples have been added to the Joomla Platform repository under joomla-platform-examples. These show how to build very simple command line applications with the new Joomla Platform. While this was possible using the framework in the Joomla CMS, it's now far easier with the dedicated JCli class. Since these are working examples, it makes it very easy for any developer to jump into building command line applications when the need arises.