Version 1.6 Developer Notes

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Compilation of developer notes on changes in 1.6.


Added ACL tables (todo - list them) Removed jos_groups table


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

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

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

Remove JAuthorization::_mos_add_acl.

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

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

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

Made JObject abstrat. It can no longer be directly instansiated. Use JStdClass instead.


Join for access level


LEFT JOIN #__groups AS g ON = c.access


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


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


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.