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SOBI2 RC 2.9.0 has been released
Written by Radek Suski   
Sunday, 05 October 2008
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The SOBI2 Development Team proudly presents a new version of SOBI2. RC 2.9.0

Before you are going to update your current version to the new one, please read the important statement below.

This version is another big step in the SOBI2 progress. Among other new features, this new version includes the Joomla! 1.5 Semi-Native mode implementation.

What does semi-native mode mean?

Basically that means, that this SOBI2 version works in Joomla! 1.5 without the legacy plugin enabled.
However there are two limitation:

  • SOBI2 has to be installed with the legacy plugin enabled. After the installation the legacy plugin can be disabled again.
  • There is no support for the Joomla! 1.5 FTP-Layer.

Also the SOBI2 templating system has been extended significant in this new version. It is possible now to select individual templates for each category. Therefore also a template installer has been implemented.
A new function "countClick" has been added to the template commands. With this function it is possible to count clicks on URL links within SOBI2 entries. This functionality is shown on the SOBI2 demo site (http://joomla.sigsiu.net).

... and much more other new features are implemented. Also there are some minor improvements and bug fixes. You will find the full list of changes in the Changelog.

Many thanks to our Quality & Testing Team members.

Download the new version

Important statement

For the "Joomla! 1.5 Semi-Native mode" we had to change the SOBI2 structure significant. Therefore some plugins are not longer fully compatible with the new SOBI2 version. If you use Joomla 1.0.x, Mambo or MiaCMS you can update your version to the new one without examination.

If you use Joomla! 1.5 and additional SOBI2 plugins please take a look to the following table to check out, if the plugin you use is compatible with the new version:

  • Review & Rating Plugin (RC 2.1) - does not work
  • Report Listings Plugin (RC1) - works without captcha
  • SobiSEF Plugin (RC1) - works
  • Import and Backup Plugin (RC 1.2) - works, but the last internal database backup date will be not be shown.
  • Download Plugin (RC 2.1) - does not work
  • Radius Distance Search Plugin (1.2) - does not work
  • Featured Listing Plugin - works
  • Gallery Plugin - works
  • Flash MP3 Player Plugin - works

We are going to update the plugins as soon as possible. Please watch our News Section.

 
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