Latest Status

It has been a long time since the last update. But looking on Twitter or Bitbucket, you can see that development is still ongoing. Sadly most of this development is not on new features, instead a lot of time has been spent on getting Simple Review working on Joomla 3. So far no major issues have been found with Joomla 3, instead there has been a lot of small time consuming issues that require sifting through a lot of sparse and outdated Joomla documentation trying to figure out what Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 functions have been removed in 3 and then finding their replacements (if any). An example of a baffling breaking change in Joomla is that on the JUser class they renamed the function authorize to authorise. It may not seem like a big deal to the person who made the change, but even for a such a small change it does take a non-trivial amount of time to find out that there is a problem, find out what the problem is, find a solution to the problem and then write a fix that is going to work in Joomla 3 and earlier. I really do hope that the Joomla 3 codebase is now of sufficient quality that they don’t have to make so many breaking changes…again.