JoomGallery 2.0 ACL Stable
- Published on Monday, 05 March 2012 20:51
Finally it's done! We are glad to publish the first stable version of JoomGallery for Joomla! 2.5 today: The JoomGallery 2.0 ACL.
As the name for the version indicates, the gallery now supports the new ACL of Joomla! completely. It offers you the possibility to precisely control the user access rights for uploading images and creating of categories in the front and back end. The gallery's ACL behaves exactly like your are used to it from the Joomla! core components with the exception, that the gallery has some additional rules to offer. The gallery's global access rights can be changed in the 'Admin menu' by clicking the tool bar button 'Options'.
To be even more flexible with assigning different settings to different user groups you have the possibility to activate the new extended configuration manager. This can also be done by adapting the global access 'Options' in the tab 'Extended'. Once activated, you are able to assign different settings to almost all options of the 'normal' configuration manager to each user group (e.g. display the watermark only to not registered visitors or different image upload limits for the various user groups). We would like to point out that this option should only be used by experienced users who are already familiar with the 'normal' configuration manager.
In addition, many changes were made in the gallery code that are not directly visible (e.g. the use of Joomla's 'JForm' class for the gallery forms or an improved maintenance manager, which now can handle even huge galleries!).
Of course we also integrated some new features:
- The often desired option to skip the category view.
- The possibility to assign category thumbnails from images located in subcategories.
- New option for the additional output of the image description in the pop up boxes.
- Other options in the configuration manager for the 'Accordion' in the detail view.
- Many other little changes that should make the work with the gallery even easier.
Except that, we have also upgraded our support sites to Joomla! 2.5 for staying tuned.
In order to migrate your JoomGallery 1.5.7 running on Joomla! 1.5 to the new JoomGallery 2.0 ACL we have written a migration script so that the contents of your gallery can easily be taken over into your new Joomla! 2.5. For detailed instructions please read this documentation article.
We will support the JoomGallery 1.5.7 at least until the end of the official support of Joomla! 1.5. We provide an additional download section for the new version. The new gallery you can watch and download here, the appropriate language files in this download category.
We wish you a lot of fun with the new gallery!