Simple Review now installs and functions on Joomla 1.5! I will be releasing an Alpha version this week for testing purposes.
Been a bit busy with my “real” work. All the back end is currently done bar configuration. So things are still getting closer and closer.
Progress is going well. I considered trying to finish a beta version this long Easter weekend. I have gotten close to a releasable version but it was time for me to take a break and have decided to spend the remainder of my holiday doing something more important/fun 🙂
I am still working on the administration screens, so far you can create Awards, Categories and Templates. Reviews are also nearing completion, so the end it definitely insight.
Currently working on the administration screens. There is a decent about of work removing references to the old Joomla 1.0 HTML helpers, luckily most of this was already wrapper up so it is not as painful as it could of been.
I am going to *try* and post a weekly update on the Joomla 1.5 upgrade progress. Hopefully this will keep me motivated on the upgrade and let you know that things are happening.
So far the progress is going faster and is less painful that I had initially thought. I will not be using the same Model-View-Controller design as Joomla (Simple Review has it’s own MVC thing happening), so the main problem is that there are global mosXXXX variables (and some function calls) everywhere which are now no longer used in Joomla 1.5. To prevent this problem occurring again I have created a CMS bridge for Joomla 1.0 and 1.5. All non Simple Review code must go though this CMS bridge, this makes it a lot easier to support older and newer version of Joomla (and possibly another CMS e.g. WordPress).
Currently Simple Review installs natively on Joomla 1.5 and does some stuff, there is still a lot of work getting it up to date so stay tuned.
Upgrading Simple Review to work natively with Joomla 1.5 is going slowly but well. It installs fine but there is still a lot to be done.
I will no longer be providing any new installers for Joomla 1.0.X. At this stage I intend to provide a patch for Joomla 1.0.X users to upgrade to Simple Review 2.1, but this may be the last official release for them. I would like to keep Simple Review compatible with both versions for as long as possible but it is too early for me to say how easy this will be, so I would encourage users to upgrade there Joomla sites as soon as possible.