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== Components ==
 
== Components ==

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Compilation of developer notes on changes in 1.6.

Schema

  • Added ACL tables (todo - list them)
  • Removed jos_groups table
  • Removed jos_plugins table in favour of jos_extensions
  • Added update tables
    • jos_updates
    • jos_update_sites
    • jos_update_sites_extensions
    • jos_update_categories
  • Added backup tables
    • jos_backups ?? @TODO
  • Added tasks tables
    • jos_tasks
    • jos_taak_sets

Framework

JAuthorization

Remove JAuthorization::_mos_add_acl.

Added JAuthorization::getUserAccessLevels( $section [, $action = 'view'] ).

JDatabase

JDatabase::setQuery casts the sql variable to a string. This allows you to pass an object that implements the __toString magic method.

JFile

Both JFile::write and JFTP::write now use a reference for its second argument. Code like JFile::write($filename,'string'); will fail, however $data = 'string'; JFile::write($filename, $data); will work for both 1.5 and 1.6

JModel

JModel::getState will now take an optional second argument to set the default. $value = $model->getState( 'foo', 'bar' );

JModel has an addition contruction option and internal variable __state_set. This is used to lazy-load model initialisation.

New API

Added JTableTree as an abstract class for tree-based tables.

Made JObject abstract. It can no longer be directly instantiated. Use JStdClass instead.

Added JDocumentXML to allow easy generation of valid XML files.

Components

Join for access level

Before:

LEFT JOIN #__groups AS g ON g.id = c.access

After:

LEFT JOIN #__core_acl_axo_groups AS g ON g.value = a.access


Administrator:Users

Legacy Mode

Only available in legacy mode (to be dropped in future versions):

  • global $mainframe - Use $app = &JFactory::getApplication() instead.
  • JTemplate (patTemplate completely deprecated)


Files/Features Dropped

  • Support for constants as language strings with JLanguage

TODO

Don't forget to do this:

  • Access Level links in backend lists need to be refactored to support the new levels available in the jos_core_acl_axo_groups table.