Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

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Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by Jan » 30 Aug 2021, 22:30

Hi to all.

In any software development, it's very difficult to set a timetable, a date when something will be ready. An example is the development of Joomla 4 extension. You are a developer, make some custom feature that works in Joomla 4 Beta but stops working in Joomla 4 RC or Stable. Then, for example, you spend two days looking for a problem and you don't know if it is a bug or a new feature. And this is how delays are caused. There can be more than one of them, so it's very hard to estimate when a job will be done. In Joomla, between Beta, RC and Stable, the output has completely changed (to Bootstrap 5) and suddenly everything has to be rewritten again and that means more and more delays. This is why we cannot say, when some extension will be ready for J4.

In this thread, I will try to add updated information about the Phoca extension development for Joomla 4.

1) What is ready now:

- Phoca Top Menu Module
- Phoca Open Graph Content Plugin
- Phoca Open Graph System Plugin
- Phoca Email
- Phoca Gallery Alpha 2 version
- Phoca Filter Options System Plugin
- Phoca Desktop System Plugin
- Phoca Download Alpha version
- Phoca PDF Alpha version
- Phoca PDF Content Plugin Alpha version
- Phoca PDF System Plugin Alpha version
- Phoca Maps Alpha version
- Phoca Maps Content Plugin Alpha version
- Phoca Restaurant Menu Alpha version
- Phoca Cart component Alpha version
- Phoca Cart modules (10 core modules) Alpha version
- Phoca Cart plugins (5 core plugins) Alpha version
- Phoca Commander Alpha version
- Phoca Carousel module

2) What we are working on right now
- Phoca Photo

3) What comes next
- Phoca Font
- Phoca Documentation
- Phoca Favicon
...

It's good to know that common plugins or common modules that contain 500 to a 1000 lines can be rewritten in a few days or a week. Unfortunately, for larger components like the ones we deal with, the number is many times higher. For example, the Phoca Cart project contains over 200 000 lines of code.


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Re: Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by jb80 » 12 Sep 2021, 23:56

Hi Jan,

Firstly, thank you for your commitment to continue to maintain and grow the Phoca project as I fully appreciate the effort to refactor all of this amazing work! :)

I shall patiently wait for the Phoca Galley J4 updates though I would like to enquire about the various modules and plugins that I use with PG. Should the PG modules and plugins be included in the backlog list as above?

Phoca Gallery Tree Module
Phoca Gallery Image Module
Phoca Gallery Search Plugin
Phoca Gallery Finder Plugin (Categories)
Phoca Gallery Plugin

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Re: Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by christine » 13 Sep 2021, 13:55

Hi,
jb80 wrote:
12 Sep 2021, 23:56
Should the PG modules and plugins be included in the backlog list as above?

Phoca Gallery Tree Module
Phoca Gallery Image Module
Phoca Gallery Search Plugin
Phoca Gallery Finder Plugin (Categories)
Phoca Gallery Plugin
Should be under: 3) What comes next :)

In the meantime you could check for instance:
https://www.phoca.cz/download/category/ ... -component > Joomla 4 Alpha
https://www.phoca.cz/download/category/ ... der-plugin > Joomla 3.9
etc.

Kind regards
Christine

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Re: Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by jb80 » 22 Nov 2021, 12:29

Hi Jan, Christine,

With the release of Phocagallery v4.5.0 Beta - did any of the modules/plugins get updated to support Joomla 4?
  • Phoca Gallery Tree Module
  • Phoca Gallery Image Module
  • Phoca Gallery Search Plugin
  • Phoca Gallery Finder Plugin (Categories)
  • Phoca Gallery Plugin
Best regards,

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Re: Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by Jan » 28 Nov 2021, 13:55

Hi, it is planned, but first the components need to be finished.

Not sure, but standard search was removed from Joomla core, so maybet this plugin will be not upgraded. Maybe even the Finder plugin not as some new plugin will be needed for the new search feature in Joomla 4.

It is even planned to write Phoca Gallery Plugin from scratch so make the plugin much more simple.

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Re: Joomla 4 - RoadMap - Plan - Phoca Extensions

Post by jb80 » 28 Nov 2021, 23:18

Hi Jan,

Thanks for the reply, I could live without the Search and Finder plugins however the following modules would be desirable for the Joomla 4 upgrade path;
  • Phoca Gallery Tree Module
  • Gallery Image Module
I wonder whether it lessens the burden if only the modules were upgraded...

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