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ChronoForms v4 and Joomla! 1.6

GreyHead , March 04 2011
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mariokrupik
Ok, I'm sorry.

I already tried the other way around, creating an empty form with the wizard, and then extending it via the form Manager. But that didn't work either first.

Now everything seems to work fine.
It even seems a lot better organized than before, only that there should be another tab in the Form Manager popping up, when you use the "Custom" Code - Explaining that all further modifications need to be done through the Wizard + adding the "Show Html".

Great work so far,
mario
GreyHead
Hi Mario,

Some minor fixes as I find bugs in the J1.6 version

[list=a][*]In libraries/chronoform.php around line 185 the first part of the __checkval() function needs to be
  function __checkVal(){
    $mainframe = JFactory::getApplication();
    $database =& JFactory::getDBO();
    $query = "
      SELECT *
        FROM `#__extensions`
        WHERE `element` = 'com_chronoforms'
          AND `client_id` = 1
          AND `type` = 'component'";
    $database->setQuery($query);
    $result = $database->loadObject();
    jimport( 'joomla.html.parameter' );
    $configs = new JParameter($result->params);

This fixes changes in the jos_components (now jos_extensions) table and adds the jimport line.[/*]
[*]In administrator\components\com_chronoforms\form_actions\show_html\cfaction_show_html.php lines 18, 144, 156, 179 & 244 needs to be
$CF_PATH = $uri->root();
The () is missing.[/*]
[*]The horizontal link menu in the admin area is missing. I have a fix for this now, bit too complex to post here, contact me if you need details.[/*][/list:o]
Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
K
kairey
Hopefully the 1.6 version of V4 will be out next work having read Max's post above.

In the meantime I think I will download the V4 for 1.5 and run it on an existing domain just to get used to it. I have read somewhere that V4 installs as a separate component to the old version is that correct? I'll get it working and replace the old component and hopefully 1.6 will be ready and waiting for me
GreyHead
Hi kairey,

ChronoForms v4 will install alongside CFv32. but won't run at the same time as the two require different versions of the MooTools library.

In Joomla! 1.5.18 or later you need the MooTools Upgrade plug-in off for CFv3.2 and on for CFv4

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
S
ssnobben
Here is some tips about J 1.6 database changes and below PHPDoc Blocks

Joomla database changes 1.6
http://www.theartofjoomla.com/home/9-developer/135-database-upgrades-in-joomla-16.html

Andrew Eddie has published some excellent doc on JDatabaseQuery and the database changes in 1.6. Good resource for developers looking to upgrade Extensions to 1.6.

Joomla Branch or Patches for PHPDoc J 1.6 info.

Marius Doxygen
http://www.jfusion.org/api16/class_j_table_nested.html

Joomla code sniffer
http://www.jfusion.org/api16/class_j_table_nested.html
http://forge.joomla.org/gf/project/jcodesniffer/
http://www.rouvenwessling.de/joomla/joomla16/

Joomla core dev group discussions about this topic
http://groups.google.com/group/joomla-dev-cms/browse_thread/thread/8e46f9283c264346/b60f71fc6c1202e0?#b60f71fc6c1202e0

This code Akeeba Release System is free from Akeeba guy Dinosys the guy that is doing exellent Admin tools and Akeeba backup for Joomla..Maybe you can use if for automatic updating of ChronoForms in future?

http://www.akeebabackup.com/download/ars.html

About Akeeba Release System

Akeeba Release System is a file download component, primarily designed to cater for the needs of developers. It includes time saving features, Chameleon skinning, excellent URLs out of the box, automatic download item naming and descriptions, RSS feeds, Joomla! 1.6 XML update streams and more.

This is a tips for helping translation of Chronoforms ini files etc with help of Google and later J 1.6.

Language-File-Tool http://www.pages-and-items.com/extensions/language-file-tool
S
ssnobben
This is a good comp Manifest Update also for converting your J 1.5 to J 1.6 also.Auto update Joomla extension's configuration files from Joomla1.5 to Joomla1.6, save many hours of work.

Manifest Update J comp
Joomla1.6 extensions configuration xml file has many difference with Joomla1.5. When your developed extensions have a lot of parameters, it would be a dull and time-consuming task to update the menifest xml files.Manifest Update can help you done the job, all you have to do is one click.


Demo
http://www.codeis.com/manifest-update-demo

Download
http://www.codeis.com/manifest-update-download
K
kairey
Hi Bob

How we doing, I left it a week and popped in to have a look but still nothing official for 1.6 yet?

I am going to have to do something pretty soon, the site is live and needing enquiry forms on each product.

Any further clues from Max?

Thanks and have a good weekend!
S
ssnobben
Alternatively you can try Seblod 2.0 CCK for Joomla 1.6 that will be released very soon http://www.jseblod-cck.com/en/news/17511-seblod-20-is-coming-soon-with-major-advances.html

You Tube video
http://www.youtube.com/embed/rHYaHb0429o
admin
Thanks ssnobben!

@kairey, I'm trying to finish it by Monday, if not then it will be out by Wednesday or so hopefully.

If you want to save time then you can build your forms on the V4 J1.5 version then import the DB tables when the J1.6 one is ready, no plans to have any differences at the DB level.

Regards,
Max
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kairey
Thanks Max look forward to it!
admin
Hi all,

Out on Wednesday as promised!

Regards,
Max
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kairey
Your a star!!

Now I better start learning how to use the V4 version
K
kairey
Oh no!

Having briefly read the documentation I just realised how to I embed this form in articles like I did with the old Chronoforms in Joomla 1.5....?

Have I missed something in the documentation
GreyHead
Hi kairey,

I'm not sure what the question is. If you are asking about the ChronoForms plug-in for Joomla! 1.6 there isn't one yet. It take Max a little time to do the upgrade to the new Joomla! version (and the Joomla! 1.6 docs are also a bit thin).

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
K
kairey
Yes Bob that is correct I needed the form to be at the bottom of each boat for charter, in previous versions of Chronoforms that has been with the plugin.

Now I am stuck, after waiting patiently for a few weeks I still can't use it. Oh well just another disaster to add to the ever growing list
K
kairey
Just thinking quickly......

I guess at the moment I can only build a standalone form that is linked to from the menu or an article etc?

If I put at the bottom of each page a "click to enquire" button this will take them to the form page, but can I get it to carry the value of the boat they are enquiring about? So when I receive their details I know what they are interested in?
GreyHead
Hi kairey,

Add the id and/or value of the boat to the form link:
<a href='index.php?option-com_chronoforms&chronoform=xxx&boat_is=yyy&value=999'>Click here</a>
Then look the boat_id up in the Form HTML with a DB Record Loader Action or just add the value in a hidden input.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
D
diver
Here is a quick remake of Chronoforms_V4_RC1.5_Plugin for Joomla 1.6.x
Attachments
Chronoforms_V4_RC1.5_Plugin_J1.6.zip
(1.57 KiB)
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GreyHead
Hi diver,

Thank you.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
If you'd like to buy me a coffee or two, thank you very much
S
saber
Unfortunately the plugin leaves me with a blank page...