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Task Blocker Status Contact person Description
Implement JForm library Alpha 95% Rob Schley, Andrew Eddie This library allows to create forms from XML definition files. See the introduction at http://tinyurl.com/psj6c6
Implement new event triggers Alpha 60% onBeforeRender, triggers in JForm, onContentDisplay etc.
Implement new controller dispatcher Alpha 100% See the discussion at http://tinyurl.com/qlh5bg where Louis explained how this works in 1.6
Upgrade to Mootools 1.2 Alpha 90% Louis Landry, Ercan Özkaya This is mostly finished but there are a few things to do. For example how to load more library. See the discussion at http://tinyurl.com/p5cvbc
Javascript translation Alpha 100% This is implemented and finished. Take a look at JOpenID Javascript class and mod_login for details
New extension updater work Alpha 80% Samuel Moffatt New extension updater is implemented, but not finished yet.
Conversion of INI to JSON Alpha 100% We now use JSON format for storing parameters in the database. This is completed for core components.
Nested categories Alpha 70% Hannes Papenberg
Access control list (ACL) Alpha 10% Hannes Papenberg, Louis Landry
Replace Contacts with Contact Directory Alpha 30% Gergő Erdősi Replacement of files is ready, however there are some parts which aren't working
User management system Alpha 5% com_members might have to be completely refactored. We should ask professionals in the area of UI for this one. Also, it should be possible to add new fields to the user profile.
JContent class Alpha 0% Anthony Ferrara JContent is a class that will allow us to have a generic way to fire plugins on content
Documenting the triggers, finishing them 10% Louis Landry, Rob Schley, Andrew Eddie The triggers for JForm need to be implemented in the respective extension, which has not happened yet. We need a plan for this one.
MVCing backend components 20% Most of the back-end components have MVC file structure, but they are not fully MVC yet
Parameters for templates in the database 50% Hannes Papenberg Especially the UI will take a lot of work, we might have to change the database for this one.
Add template parameter set to menu item creation 10% Hannes Papenberg
Refactoring parameters 0% A review of the current parameters and implementing new ones for the new category system.
Comments system 0% Louis Landry, Andrew Eddie, Rob Schley It will be donated by JXtended and will be added to trunk somewhere in the beta phase.
Hooks for external authentication systems 0% Need to be implemented in JUser and in the code where Usergroups are managed. Maybe we need a JUsergroupclass
Database driven install log 0% Samuel Moffatt
Refactoring of cache 0% Anthony Ferrara
PDF generation system 0% We are thinking of dropping this feature. See the discussion at http://tinyurl.com/obv5j6
Convert all layouts to symmantic and XHTML strict 0% Amy Stephen There are some efforts going on for this. See the topic at http://tinyurl.com/qrb39k
Timezones, JDate and Datetime (gregorian, julian, shamsi, hijri, jewish, buddhist, ethiopian, chinese and french calendar) 0% Hannes Papenberg
Refactoring all components to use JForm 10%
JError refactoring 5% Anthony Ferrara
Captcha helpers for forms 0% This will be possible using JForm triggers. We are not going to bundle a Captcha library in core package
Localising invalid token message 0% die('Invalid Token') will be replaced by jexit(JText::_('JInvalid_Token'))
Ability to select multiple categories for some views 0%
New sample content 0%
Legacy Plugin for 1.5 to 1.6 0% Maybe even 1.6 to 1.0
Reformat translation files to adhere to proper INI specs 0% In 1.6 we will use PHP's own INI parser and will namespace strings. For example "Weblinks_Category_Fieldname" or "Config_Application_Name"
Migration script from 1.5 to 1.6 0%
Consolidating com_content modules into two modules 0% Mark Dexter, Hannes papenberg
Queue redirects 0% Anthony Ferrara, Rob Schley
Add module assignment to menu items creation 0%
Replace JParameter with JForm-compatibilitylayer 0% We did not deeply investigate this yet. It would help to see what is needed for this
Go to menu instead of menutype when clicking menuname 0% Usability thing: its not intuitive, that you have to click that small icon in the menu manager to see the actual menu, while you can only change the name of the menutype when clicking the menuname."
Ability to load additional layouts with a template 0% Hannes Papenberg
Help System Expansion 0% Marieke van der Tuin, Chris Davenport