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01 April 2011

JCE 1.5.7.11 released

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TinyMCE updated and various bug fixes

This release inlcudes an update to TinyMCE which fixes a number of issues since the release of TinyMCE 3.4.

TinyMCE 3.4.1 Changelog

A number of bugs relating to media elements (flash etc.) and script elements have also been fixed (users may have had trouble saving in some cases when inserting these elements) and some minor fixes have been applied to the Preview plugin.

A new List plugin has been added as part of the TinyMCE update which improves support for ordered and unorderd list elements, as well as an Autolink plugin which automatically creates links from urls in articles, a feature already present in Internet Explorer.

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15 March 2011

JCE 1.5.7.10 released

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IE9 support improved, TinyMCE updated

The primary focus of this release is to improve support for Internet Explorer 9 which was released today. In addition to this, TinyMCE has been updated to 3.4, and a few bugs have been fixed. See the changelog for details.

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08 March 2011

JCE MediaBox 1.0.14 released

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Improved iPhone and iPad display

This release improves support for the iPhone and iPad and fixes a display bug in Safari.

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03 March 2011

JCE 1.5.7.9 released

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AdvLink bug fixed

This release fixes a bug in the AdvLink plugin.

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03 March 2011

JCE 1.5.7.8 released

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Various bugs fixed

This release fixes various bugs that were unfortunately introduced in JCE 1.5.7.7. In addition to this the Paste plugin has been improved to better handle pasting from Open Office and various bugs in pasting have been fixed.

A low level security vulnerability was found in the TinyMCE script compressor. This has been removed and replaced with a custom built compressor (based on code from JCE 2.0)

Installation and updating in the Administration Component has also been improved.

Important :

  • If you installed any of the patches made available after the release of JCE 1.5.7.7, you must clear your browser cache after installing JCE 1.5.7.8
  • If you use the JCE Gzip Compressor you must install the Admin Component 1.5.7.8 and Editor Plugin 1.5.7.8 or preferably the JCE Installation Package 1.5.7.8

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Administration Changelog 

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21 February 2011

JCE 1.5.7.7 and JCE 1.1.9.3 released

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Important Security Update

JCE 1.5.7.7 for Joomla! 1.5 and JCE 1.1.9.3 for Joomla! 1.0.15 have been released.

Both packages include important security updates and all users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. All previous JCE versions are afffected.

Thanks to Vertical Pigeon for alerting us to the vulnerabilities.

JCE 1.5.7.7 also includes a number of bug fixes including:

  • TinyMCE updated to 3.3.9.3
  • Improvements to the Paste plugin. A Paste from Word button has also been added. Using this button when pasting from Word may improve cleanup as in some instances Word content was not always detected and therefore not removed.
  • It is now possible to add a leading slash to urls in AdvLink, Image Manager etc. eg: /images/fruit.jpg
  • Media support is improved with better support for HTML5
  • Some issues with the Code plugin have been fixed

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03 December 2010

JCE MediaBox 1.0.13 released

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Maintenance release

JCE MediaBox 1.0.13 has been released. This release fixes an issue with zoom icon positioning on center aligned images and adds support for tooltips in 'ajax' content popups.

Separate packages are now available for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.6

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10 November 2010

JCE 1.5.7.6 released

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Maintenance release

This is a maintenance release to fix a few issues.

Upgrading from previous versions is done with a standard install. Please see the Installation Instructions

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18 October 2010

JCE MediaBox 1.0.11 released

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Joomla! 1.6 support and some bugs fixed

JCE MediaBox 1.0.11 has been released with support for Joomla! 1.6 as well as a few minor bug fixes.

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11 October 2010

JCE 1.5.7.5 released

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Maintenance release

This is a maintenance release to fix a few issues, most notably

  • Front-end uploading failing when the editor group is assigned to a component
  • An 'All' option has been added to the File Browser pagination list
  • TinyMCE updated to 3.3.9.2

Upgrading from previous versions is done with a standard install. Please see the Installation Instructions

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08 October 2010

Captions plugin updated

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Alignment issues fixed

The Captions plugin has been updated fixing issues with the caption container and source image alignment, and where some parameter defaults are not applied in the Caption dialog.

UPDATE : A small but significant error in 1.5.6 requires a new update to 1.5.6.1

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06 October 2010

Image Manager Extended updated

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Thumbnail display issues fixed

The Image Manager Extended has been updated to fix some issues introduced with the change to the WideImage library added in 1.5.6. PHPThumb is used by default, with PHP5 issues in this library fixed, but an option exists to use WideImage if necessary.

In addition to this, errors caused by insufficient PHP memory when creating preview images or thumbnail images in the browser list have been addressed. A preview image or thumbnail image should always load regardless of whether a cache thumbnail could be created or not.

UPDATE

1.5.7.2 has been released which improves the creation / display of list and preview thumbnails. The JCE Utilities option / label in the Popup tab has also been replaced with JCE MediaBox, and the Browser List pagination selection set to 'all' by default (this option will be globally set for all relevant plugins in the next JCE Editor update).

UPDATE

1.5.7.3 has been released to fix a small bug that prevented thumbnails being shown on some systems.

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23 September 2010

Plugin Updates

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Updates to the Image Manager Extended and Captions plugins

The Image Manager Extended and Captions plugins have been updated to 1.5.6 and 1.5.5 respectively.

Image Manager Extend

The PHPThumb Library has been replaced by WideImage. PHPThumb development seems to have stalled and some deprecated functions in the code are causing warnings in PHP5. Some conflicts within the code, specifically with the Image Magick functions may be causing issues for some users.

PHP5 is required for this version of the Image Manager Extended. If your servers is not running PHP5 I suggest you have a chat with your hosting company or find a new one.

Image processing functions like resize, rotate and thumbnailing require a lot of memory depending on the pixel size of the image. The absolute minimum is 32MB, which may allow processing of images up to 800 x 600 pixels, but 64MB is recommended and the ideal amount is 128MB and above, especially if you regularly upload large images. Again, speak to you host about increasing the PHP memory_limit value.

Captions

This release changes how captions are created; the caption container and caption text box are now built using span elements instead of div elements, the main reason for this being that div elements cannot be placed inside of paragraphs (the editor will move them out if they are) and this will cause validation issues for your site. 

Existing captions can be converted by re-editing them -

  1. open the article, 
  2. click on the image that contains the caption, 
  3. open the caption dialog and click update

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24 August 2010

JCE 1.5.8 beta 3 released

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Beta 3 of next JCE version released to Subscribers

Beta3 of JCE 1.5.8 has been released to subscribers. Thanks to all those who tested the previous beta and submitted suggestions and bug reports.

Changelog

Editor

  • Fixed code loss when switching tabs
  • Fixed some Paste issues
  • Added new Help features and topics
  • Fixed selection issues with links and AdvLink

Administration

  • Fixed issues when importing / exporting profiles
  • Fixed some issues with Editable Lists
  • Minor re-organisation of default layout
  • Upload Conflict Actions selection now uses check box selection
  • Added option to change position of File Browser in Manager plugins (only supported by Image Manager at the moment)
  • You can now specify multiple stylesheets in the Custom CSS Files field
  • Editor Parameters Editor CSS option now allows for stylesheets to be appended to the Global Configuration value, to overwrite it or inherit it.
  • Fixed some issues with the Colour Picker
  • Fixed issues when selecting users in the Profiles Setup

Installation

Users of beta2 can install beta3 using the Updater in the JCE Control Panel.

Installation of the package is recommended as usual and will update previous versions. The existing installation instructions can be used for this version.

A forum has been created for bug reports and general comments on this beta. It is hoped that the beta period for JCE 1.5.8 will be short and that a stable release will follow soon. This version will also be converted to work with Joomla! 1.6 over the next few weeks.

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13 August 2010

JCE 1.5.8 beta 2 released

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Beta of next JCE version released to Subscribers

The long awaited JCE 1.5.8 has been released as a beta version for testing exclusively to JCE Subscribers.

The decision was made to release a beta version because of the significant changes made to the Administration Component and, new features introduced and complete changes to the Languages in JCE 1.5.8. A pre-release beta will give interested a chance to try out the new features, report any bugs found and fro translators to prepare new Language packs.

Whats new?

Administration Component

The JCE Administration Component has been given a bit of a make-over with the most notable changes being

  • Groups have been renamed to Profiles. Groups was arguably never a good name for the feature and the concept of the Profile, a term more commonly used in relation to assigning features and parameters on a per user or usertype basis, seemed to fit the bill.
  • The Plugin Manager has been removed. This was no longer required as all plugin management is done in Profiles
  • All features of the Installer are now grouped on one page in the Add-ons Installer. Related Joomla! Extensions like JCE MediaBox can now be installed and removed from here too.
  • JCE MediaBox parameters can now be set from within the JCE Administration Component. If JCE MediaBox is installed and enabled an icon will appear in the JCE Control Panel.
  • The Profiles (formerly Groups) screens have been re-organised for clarity.
  • A Profile can now be restricted to the Joomla! front-end or back-end
  • The Editor Layout in Profiles, now with the Features tab, has been flipped so that the Current Editor Layout is at the top.
  • Editor CSS files can now also be set in a Profile with the option to override or add to those set int he Global Configuration.
  • New Tabs options have been introduced to set parameters for the new JCE Editor Tabs
  • A number of new Parameter Widgets have been introduced to help with setting certain parameters.
  • Parameters for List Size and Allow Root Access have been added for the File Browser in 'Manager' plugins.
  • Compression options have been added to the Global Configuration
  • A Preferences dialog has been added to the Control Panel for setting Administration area preferences.
  • An Updates dialog has been added fro updating the Editor, Administration Component and Plugins.

Editor Plugin

A number of new features and improvements have been made to the Editor Plugin and some of the included plugins

  • A new uploader engine has been added that allows for multiple file selections using either HTML5 (in Firefox) or Flash.
  • One file in the upload queue can now be automatically selected after uploading
  • Links can be made with AdvLink without making a selection first.
  • The new Editable Select List makes editing the Relationship Page To Target field easier in AdvLink when creating popups.
  • The Paste plugin has been improved with new parameters for easier setup and with some cleanup improvements.
  • The Emotions plugin has been improved with new icons and parameters to set a different icon path and icons.
  • A Fullpage plugin has been added to allow for full page creation / editing, ie: editing of the HTML, HEAD and BODY elements of a document. Great for newsletter components.
  • A new Colour Picker has been added.

Installation

Installation of the package is recommended as usual and will update previous versions. The existing installation instructions can be used for this version.

A forum has been created for bug reports and general comments on this beta. It is hoped that the beta period for JCE 1.5.8 will be short and that a stable release will follow soon. This version will also be converted to work with Joomla! 1.6 over the next few weeks.

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UPDATE
I will be blogging about the new features over the next few days. Some videos from the development process are already available in the Development Blog