This page describes the changes that have been made from Finder 2.0.1 to convert it from being Joomla! 1.5 to 1.7+ compatible.
The back end has been simplified as Finder for Joomla! 1.7+ is being developed as a core extension. As such, all references to JXtended have been removed, to include the copyright footer and information views. The old modal view (About) has been renamed to Statistics and contains only the indexed data counts. The import/export configuration option has been removed. Lastly, the Adapters view has been removed as the plugins should be managed via the Plugin Manager.
The front end search layout and module have been redesigned to emulate the current com_search layouts. The internal logic to have overrides based on the content type (such as article or weblink) remains intact. Front end designers will only need to add the new classes and IDs to their CSS, which mostly is only changing "search" to "finder".
Finder's plugin events have been converted to use the CMS's core content plugin events versus the custom events found in the 1.5 version. Third parties who have created their own Finder plugins will need to modify their plugins at a minimum to use these new events.
The plugins, which extend FinderIndexerAdapter, have been lightened in terms of code by moving small functions to the adapter and adding new class variables which are used throughout the plugins and the base adapter.
New variables in FinderIndexerAdapter
Moved functions from plugins to FinderIndexerAdapter
Changes to FinderIndexerAdapter functions