extensions

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  • This small plugin add automatically to any article a set of social icons that let your reader increase your social ranking. It support: Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Digg, Xing,StumbleUpon and LinkedIn

    You can see this extension in action on this blog.

    SocialSharingLive For Joomla! has been released at version 2.0.0 for Joomla! 1.5 and for Joomla! 1.7. It is running on this blog and at the various showcase demo site:

  • Please, do not contact me and ask for support on my homepage, 6 Projects are now hosted at Joomlaforge and have each one their Tracker

    Project Report Bug here
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_securityimages   click on Tracker icon
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_hashcash   click on Tracker icon
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_bayesianspamfiltering   click on Tracker icon
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_log4php   click on Tracker icon
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_akocommentplus   click on Tracker icon
    http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_akobookplus   click on Tracker icon

    Maybe You do not know why a Tracker (also called a bug tracking tool) is so useful, this is why I invite You to read:

    Each time I respond by mail at one of Your request, a lot of people do not access to my answer...

    For resuming:

    • Change request, functionnal problems -> make a bug report in the corresponding tracker...
    • Documentation -> I have decide to use a collaborative space: a Wiki, because it is very efficient as soon as all people involved play a fair game. If You find the documentation innacurate or have found a better way to install or use my components, feel free to click the edit button and change texts/images in realtime.
  • I've getting now many emails and bugs reports about security images 3.0.4. After looking closely at the source code and trying to reproduce those problems, I finally found the bug.
    In fact this component is now a victim of its success, using it everywhere has also revealed a serious design flaw, but let me explain....
    Security Images is using 2 hidden fields in the background:
    • Security_try which contains the text entered by the user
    • Security_refid, which contains a UUID which will be use or not (depending on the Plugin) to locate the private key in the database or session.
    And these hidden fields names are spread in the code... this let the horror scenario happen:
    If you have many securityimages (captcha images) generated in the same page: login module may have one, Guestbook may have one for example, the code wont work!

    The browser will submit all Hidden fields which are in the form, and thus the first input text box (Security_try) may overwrite what the user has entered in another one...rejecting always the user as a result.

    Solutions
    1. Prio 1: framework has to be configurable from the outside,
    2. Prio 1:  Free porn attack counter measures will be add to HNCapctha Plugin
    Release

    3.0.5 (Patch)
    • Free porn attack counter measures will be add to HNCapctha Plugin.
    4.0.0 will have non compatible API changes
    You will have to change some 3rd party components, but I will support following 3rd party components:
    • com_contact(Joomla core)
    • com_login (Joomla core)
    • com_registration (Joomla core)
    • akobookPlus
    • akoCommenPlus
    Other like Community Builder, Galleries, JoomlaBoard will have to be supported by their own authors. Please contact them about that issue, I will document how to use the 4.0 in my wiki.

    Other new functionnalities will be add to the 4.0 releases soon. (You can submit your ideas here)

    Since it is raining over there :-( , it is realistic to see the version 4.0.0 before monday 29.05.2006

    AkobookPlusnew languages files:



  • After many requests and in middle of my move to a new appartment in Zürich (I am currently writing that article on a carton box ;-)), I took the time to install:

    THE OFFICIAL FORUM FOR ALL MY JOOMLA COMPONENTS


    I will silently add new categories and sub forums, in the next few day on a request basis.

    Please also note: DO NOT USE JOOMLA TO CONTACT ME, the server has some mail related issues, use please the board in between in "General discussion".

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    If you are following me on twitter, you should have notice that I’m currently updating all
    my extensions to support the latest version of Joomla! 1.6

    Here in this post, I provide direct links to the Joomla! extensions directory (JED)

    • Twitter Badge module for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/ecLiFI
    • Smugmug Random Picture module for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/dWD4QX
    • Smugmug Badge for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/fm5Z8A
    • Smugmug video player for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/h06ogQ
    • Security Images (Captcha) for Joomla! 1.0/1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/gr7E1a
    • Smugmug Slideshow for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/htPz2C
    • Photowidget for Joomla! 1.5/1.6 updated at Joomla extension directory http://bit.ly/dM9Qky

    More to come in the next few days…

    Target is to have all 26 extensions ready for Joomla! 1.6 (most were never published to JED, but are production ready!)

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    This new  Version Manager allow me to manage software versions and list them on my site.

    • You can now check the version history of a particular component...
    • You can subscribe to RSS feed feed-icon-14x14 for each new release of components, so you'll never miss any update!
    • A  "Check for latest version" feature is already build in all my component/modules, so the users of that software can at any time check for a newer version of the software.
    • A SecurityImages Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.0 patches is also available

    I hope you'll all enjoy this feature bring back from my dead Joomla! 1.0 install, with this it will very easy to stay inform and avoid any security issues that may arise.

    Visit the Joomla! versions page http://www.waltercedric.com/joomla-releases-mainmenu-269.html

    Be also patient, not all categories/versions has been put in that page, but I am on it :-)

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    mail from a new OpenComment  Developer James Friesen:
    I found the CVS code. I realized that you have that in there as a  branch of com_akocomment. I was mislead because the project still has the old name. I found the opencomment code but I need to know  what versions are which. I see that you are already working on a version for Joomla 1.5.x but I are you also planning to finish the version for 1.0.x? I don't think I'll be upgrading to 1.5 for a while so I'm interested in making the 1.0.x version work.  I connected to the CVS repository. I see that each regular Joomla  folder as a akocomment and opencomment version underneath it. What's  unclear to me is how to manage the different versions (for 1.0.x and 1.5.x) and how to run the latest version of OpenComment on my test server. If you can offer some tips that would be helpful.

    In fact I have still not found a correct solution to the problem of PHP versionning under PHPEclipse

    • I don't want to version joomla together with a database for each component i develop...otherwise I will have to version 5Mb (joomla) + database (or delta) + my component.
    • PHPEclipse (or eclipse) only make CVS version at the project level...it refuse to check in a directory (a component or module for example) in a project
    I really need to ask some people on Joomla Forge, and find a solution to that issue.

    Code version Joomla 1.0.x or Joomla 1.5.x?

    OpenComment has been develop under Joomla 1.0.8, it was working but was not fully tested...This code has been tagged and closed in a CVS version: v01_00_00
    The CVS HEAD contains the code for the 1.5.x version of Joomla. If You want to continue version 1.0 You'll need to open a CVS BRANCH of the version v01_00_00

    How to  join the development?
    1. You need to install Eclipse 3.1.1 and the plugin PHPEclipse (PHP eclipse do not run under 3.2Mx)
    2. You need to install the latest JDK to run Eclipse,
    3. You need to try to install the PHP debugger.
    4. You need to install MySQL4
    5. You need to install a Joomla 1.0.8 version or Joomla 1.5.X version
    6. You need to be accredited y me to have a commiter access to CVS
    As You see a lot of things to do before ever being able to write code. In order to help You, I have decide to open:

    A new project at Joomla Forge (It must be accepted first by the forge)

    I found another project which aimed at the same result:
    PHP Development Studio 
    Joomla/Mambo PHP Development Studio is a pre-packaged Eclipse version aimed at the PHP /MySQL developer. Includes tools like: PHPEclipse, Clay database modeller, SQL Explorer, QuickRex, Subversion client and FTP&WebDAV client. Serveral licenses apply. 

     I will in the next hour  provide a  full runnable PHPeclipse+Joomla+ Mysql+ PHP+ everything....environment. So You only have to:
    • Download and Install that big zip file.
    • Connect to CVS
    • I will deliver for each component in development (ex opencomment) a SQL script to initialize database. (And this because I develop the installer at the end of development.)
  •  I receive a lot of email request asking where all my components can be downloaded, since I have now enough bandwidth on the new server (1000 Gb monthly). I have decide to install the latest Docman and propose them in the download section...they should appear in some hours...by the way I filled the Joomla Gallery with screenshots of each components...

    Just remember that the development effort (CVS, release) will still be hosted on Joomla forge
  • I will move all my Joomla 1.5 components code to the new GPLv3...

  • We lost, Colin (http://espresso.ts.uvic.ca/ from Canada) and I nearly one week on securityimages....

    The package was installing fine on windows powered machine, but refuse to install fully on Linux kernel. I made it work by simply removing all space character in the XML deployment descriptor of Joomla/Mambo. I will give me more time to find a better solution...

    Project administrator at Mamboforge (Mambo CMS discontinued)

    1. http://log4php4mambo.mamboforge.net (PHP - GPL) Log4PHP for Mambo - consistent and quality logging framework in a core component
    2. http://hashcash.mamboforge.net (PHP - GPL) a framework using cryptographic techniques to protect posting form

    Project administrator at Joomlaforge (Joomla CMS):

    1. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_securityimages (PHP - GPL) a framework for generating CAPTCHA and protecting posting forms from spammers
    2. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_hashcash (PHP - GPL) a framework using cryptographic techniques and protecting posting forms from spammers
    3. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_bayesianspamfiltering (PHP - GPL) a framework using statistical techniques and protecting posting forms from spammers
    4. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_log4php (PHP - GPL) the famous log4j converted to PHP packed in a component
    5. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_akocommentplus (PHP - GPL) a modified version of a commenting system (Akocomment from Arthur Konze) using framework 1 and/or 2 and/or 3 and/or
    6. http://developer.joomla.org/sf/projects/com_akobookplus  (PHP - GPL) a modified version of a guestbook system (Akocbook from Arthur Konze) using framework 1 and/or 2 and/or 3 and/or 4

    I will commit as soon as possible the code there and do a version which can be downloaded.
    (I opt for Joomla since Mambo developer have decided to stop Mambo development and continue with Joomla. I want to follow GPL convinced people :-) )

    A big thanks to Colin for the time he invested in testing and support my bad english ;-)

  • The new versionof com_securityimages is now working locally in my developer environment.

    • Multi core enable (code developed to authorize many external core and versions). Today "core 1.1" and "freecap 1.4" are available...
    • Reload button which allow the user to ask a new pictures if he is not able to recognize the characters in the pictures
    • Possibility to generate different capctha size by adding a http parameter when asking for URL, ideal for a  login component integration ;-) (I am also on it)
    • Refactored code with a lot of tricks ;-) -> interesting to read for all people wanting to try PHP
    • Sound support has been started...it is on the good way

    What's open before delivery...

    • The installer is not up to date, I have at least 400% more files than in release 1.1.X...  :-)
    • The database schema has changed (one column more in DB) -> a migration path will be provided for all 1.1.X users
    • I've broke an interface,  or better said: if you do not change your code (understand install new version of akobook, akocomment, contact etc...), the reload function will not work, if you use the latest check() method, it will (I will provide new version for all components I am responsible)

    This time I will test installation of component in my TEST and PROD Joomla environment...
    Code already checked into CVS
    Expect a release without sound support (depends if I have enough time) to beta tester at the end of the week end...

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  • cedricwalter.uservoice.com

    I did setup an account at UserVoice, thanks to this new tool, you’ll have the possibility to submit new features and ideas that I may put into the next version of my Joomla extensions…

    You can from now on, use the Feedback forums and start prioritizing ideas through votes.&160; With status updates I will also be able to communicate with you on the progress of these ideas.

    UserVoice creates simple customer engagement tools that help companies understand and interact with their customers more positively and build customer.

    With more than 70,000 organizations signed up and thousands of customers, UserVoice products include:

  • UserVoice Feedback - a hosted tool for gathering and prioritizing product ideas directly from a company’s customers.
  • UserVoice Helpdesk - a simple-to-use ticketing system that helps companies solve more customer issues in less time.
  • UserVoice Full Service - a complete customer service solution that bundles Feedback and Helpdesk into a single, easy-to-manage environment.