We released version 2.0.4 of Abook.
- As all of us expected, there's finally the import/export tool, a great missing function from the older component. As some knows, Joomla team has made many changes on database structure, in particular for the new great introduction of permission management. Therefore this has impacted to Abook.
Importing from previous version of Abook (1.1.2 and older) can be made only trough CSV import.
You must create categories structure before, then you can import books for every category, individually.
- Added "Reset Hits" on books view. You can reset hits for selected books.
Added the number of books in categories view (on the right of the title)
Added "Rebuild" button in categories view. This is used to rebuil tree data in case of "strange" behaviour
- Some minor features
Solved some bugs
New extra features
In download section of the site you can find new "old" plugins (also present in older versions):
These days Federica is devoting much time to complete Abook for Joomla 1.7. I managed to steal a little time to ask her some questions. Here's the interview!
The development of Abook for Joomla version 1.7 is not just a port of version 1.5 but it is nearly a complete rewrite of the code.
We know that new Abook will also have new features. Can you give us a brief summary of the major elements that we will find in Abook for 1.7?
"Despite the great job of rewriting the code Abook come out with some additional feature. The most important innovation introduced in the new version is
Abook 2.0 (alias Abook's going toward Tags management)
No, not a version jump for Abook, the title just wants to be a play of words to announce the launch of Abook towards a more "Web 2.0" version: TAGS.
Yes, Federica today began to work on the implementation of Abook management through tags.