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15 August 2011

JCE 2.0.10 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

This is a maintenance update that fixes a few bugs (see Changelog) as well as moving all assets (javsacript and css) shared by the editor and administration component to the front-end component to deal with issues caused when the site administration area is password protected using htaccess.

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12 August 2011

JCE 2.0.9 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

This is a maintenance update that fixes errors in the Preferences dialog, the Updates dialog and in image selection when the image contains a parent link. 

In addition, 3rd party language packs are now checked for a 2.0 version number before being loaded to prevent issues with legacy language packs after upgrading from JCE 1.5 to JCE 2.0.

A full changelog is available

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11 August 2011

JCE 2.0.8 released

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JCE 2.0 updated. ACL Support added

JCE 2.0.8 has been released. This is essentially a maintenance update but also includes new Permissions options for setting access to the JCE Admin options using Joomla! 1.7 ACL and a simplified implementaion for Joomla! 1.5 (Manager, Administrator, Super Administrator only)

The Permissions options are accessed from the Prefernces dialog which can be opened from the JCE Control Panel

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04 August 2011

JCE 2.0.7 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

JCE 2.0.7 has been released. This is a maintenance update with a few bug fixes and an update of TinyMCE to 3.4.4

A full changelog is available

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04 August 2011

Image Manager Extended 2.0.2 released

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The feedback on the new Image Manager Extended 2.0 has been great and work continues to improve the plugin features and stability.

This update fixes thumbnailing on upload and adds a few back-end improvements to make thumbnailing and resizing easier to use and more stable on servers with lower memory limits.

Upload Resize and Thumbnail

The Transform options in the Upload dialog have had a bit of a rework to try and make them easier to use and deal with some confusion around the use of the Proportional checkbox. This has been replaced by a chain link icon which controls how changes in the width and height fields are calculated, ie: if the chain link is unbroken, any change to the width field will result in the height field value being changed proportionately. If the link is broken, any values can be added to each field.

Regardless of the values in the Resize width and height fields, the aspect ratio of the uploaded image will always be maintained when resizing - images will not be stretched or cropped.

I should point out here that Resizing on Upload is now done using the client (your browser) on all modern browsers. It should now be possible to upload and resize large images without worrying about server memory issues.

The Thumbnail option however will crop the thumbnail image to fit within the supplied dimensions if required. You can still create thumbnails that are proportional to the uploaded image by only supplying a width or height value.

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Thumbnail Editor

A minor change to the Thumbnail Editor allows you to create thumbnails by only supplying the width or height value, as with Upload Thumbnailing.

File List Icons

The Image Manager Extended has had the ability to display the file list as icons since 1.5, using either a set of dynamically created "cache" thumbnails" or a css scaled version of the original image. The cache method, which was the default action, would often caused issues on servers with low memory limits, especially when the images were large. This update adds a few changes to the improvements introduced in 2.0.

First, the Icon Cache option is disabled by default, all icons will be created using either the images associated thumbnail (if one has been created on upload or after) or a scaled version of the image. If the Icon Cache is enabled, the EXIF Thumbnail of the image, if available, will be used, otherwise an attempt will be made to create a cache thumbnail (a quick memory check is done). If this fails, or there isn't enough memory available to complete the operation, a scaled version of the image is used.

There will be a lot of improvements and tweaks done to the Image Manager Extended over the next few months as I attempt to refine and improve the usability of this popular plugin. Please submit any suggestions and requests in the Forum

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01 August 2011

Image Manager Extended 2.0 released

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Popular JCE Plugin released for JCE 2.0

The Image Manager Extended has finally been released for JCE 2.0 after a lengthy development period.

The same features of the 1.5 version are included in this release, for example:

  • Resizing and thumbnailing of images on upload - resizing is now done by the users browser where supported.
  • Creating and deleting thumbnails of images
  • Creating image popups
  • File list can be displayed as thumbnails with a slider to enlarge them.

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In addition, some exciting new features have been added:

A new Thumbnail Editor for creating thumbnails from any part of the image

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An Image Editor with basic image transforms - Resize, Crop and Rotate - as well as a set of effects to apply to images such as Grayscale, Sepia, Colour Boost / Fade. The Image Editor uses HTML5 Canvas for all transforms and effects. No waiting for the effect to be applied and no server memory limits! (requires Firefox 3.6, 4 or 5, Safari 5, Chrome 10+, Opera 10+, IE9+)

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Insert Multiple Images, including the ability to change the order the images will be inserted in with drag&drop. Popups can be created on multiple images too! (the Image Editor popups above were created with this method)

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The Image Manager Extended 2.0 is only available to subscribers so if you haven't yet purchased a subscription....Subscribe Now

Please note that the documentation for Image Manager Extended 2.0 has not yet been updated. This will be done over the next few weeks with some video tutorials to follow.

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01 August 2011

JCE 2.0.6 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

JCE 2.0.6 has been released. This is a maintenance update with a few bug fixes the most important of which is a fix for the Search & Replace plugin and saving Users assigned to Profiles.

In addition the Media Manager and File Manager plugins have alse been updated to version 2.0.5 and 2.0.9 respectively.

A full changelog is available

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26 July 2011

JCE 2.0.5 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

A new week, a new JCE update. JCE 2.0.5 has been released and includes, amongst a few bug fixes, a slight change and improvement in the Upload dialog.

The Upload dialog has been simplified, partly to accommodate some features in the upcoming Image Manager Extended 2.0 plugin, but also to improve usability.

Note : "Drop files here" will only appear in browsers that support HTML5 upload - Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+ and Chrome 10+ 

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21 July 2011

JCE 2.0.4 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

Continuing with this weekly release trend, JCE 2.0.4 is out and includes important fixes for all you Safari 5.1 and Zoo users.

A full changelog is now available

There were a couple of issues I didn't manage to fix this week, notably some strange url conversion behaviour when pasting, but I hope to have those solved in the next update.

The big news in the Joomla! this week was the release of Joomla! 1.7 All Joomla! 1.6 users are urged to upgrade - Kristoffer Sandven of JoomlaBlogger has a great article on the release and the 1-click upgrade.

JCE development will now shift from Joomla! 1.6 to 1.7 (continuing suupport and testing on Joomla! 1.5 of course).

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11 July 2011

JCE 2.0.3 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

This release, hot on the heels of JCE 2.0.2, fixes a Fatal Error when editing Profiles or MediaBox Parameters. As this error could prevent users from being able to edit Profiles, a quick update was necessary.

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11 July 2011

JCE 2.0.2 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

JCE 2.0.2 has been released. This package includes a number of fixes to the editor and administration. Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and helped resolve issues in 2.0.1

This is the second release in 2 weeks and I am hoping to keep a regular release schedule aiming for an update every 1 to 2 weeks.

A changelog is published below.

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05 July 2011

JCE 2.0.1 released

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JCE 2.0 updated

JCE 2.0.1 has been released. This package includes a number of fixes to the editor and administration. Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and helped resolve issues in 2.0.0

In addition to the editor updates, the Media Manager, File Manager and Template Manager plugins have all been updated to fix issues with file type setings.

A changelog is published below.

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27 June 2011

JCE 2.0.0 "Stable" released

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JCE 2.0 "Stable" for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.6 has been released. A big thank you to everyone who helped bring JCE 2.0 to this milestone. 

Please note that "stable" does not necessarily mean bug free but rather refers to the end of the development process for this version. Please continue to post bug reports and issues you find in the Forum.

I will be updating installation and other documentation this week and I will be posting the first in a series of "Developer Walk through" videos soon.

As the Image Manager Extended 2.0 is still in development, JCE 1.5 will still be available for download for a few months, with the possibility of a few minor maintenance updates. 

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Installation

JCE 2.0 is a single package install that is installed using the Joomla! Extension Manager.

Upgrading

  • From JCE 1.5.x 
    1. Uninstall JCE 1.5 using the Joomla! Extension Manager.
    2. Install JCE 2.0 using the Joomla! Extension Manager
  • From JCE 2.0 beta or RC
    1. Install JCE 2.0.0 using the Joomla! Extension Manager

14 June 2011

JCE 2.0.0 RC2 Released

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Second JCE 2.0 Release Candidate

The second (and hopefully last) JCE 2.0 Release Candidate has been released.

Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions and bug reports.

A changelog of fixes and updates from RC1 can be found below.

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13 June 2011

JCE 2.0.0 RC1 Released

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First JCE 2.0 Release Candidate, new plugins and updates

The first JCE 2.0 Release Candidate has been released. As the name suggests, this may be the final pre-stable release unless major, as yet undiscovered issues emerge.

Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions and bug reports. Thanks especially to Brian Teeman for his UI suggestions.

A changelog of fixes and updates from beta8 can be found below.

In addition to this release, the Media Manager and File Manager have each had a minor update and the Captions and IFrames plugins for JCE 2.0 have also been released.

Subscribers can find these in the Plugin Downloads section. The Media Manager and File Manager updates are also available via the JCE Updates dialog in the JCE Control Panel.

The Image Manager Extended 2.0 is currently in development and a beta wil be available soon.

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