Fabrik 2.0rc5 has now been released and is available in the downloads section
This is a security release. We strongly advise all users to upgrade to this version.
Many thanks to Masood at Joomlapex.com and Rochen hosting for pointing out this vunerablity.
We would like to inform all our users that we have implemented our new subscription service as of today, and with it the price changes we announced at the beginning of the year.
As part of the process of moving to our new code base and prices we have cancelled all active Paypal subscriptions. This does not mean that your Bronze/Silver subscription has expired on the site, just that you won't be automatically billed at the end of its term for a new subscription. Instead you will receive a couple of e-mails from us reminding you that the subscription will expire.
We implemented the subscription service using Fabrik to do the majority of the work. We have tables set up to store subscrptions, the plans you can choose from, the invoices and the systems email notifications.
Then the Fabrik registration form creates a new Joomla user, creates the subscription and invoice (using the PHP form plug-in to implement some custom code) and finally using the Paypal plug-in we send you off to Paypal to complete the transaction. We wrote a custom IPN script to handle the various IPN responses that Paypal then sends back.
Fabrik's schedule/cron facility is then used to expire any old subscriptions and to inform users of upcoming renewal dates.
Both the IPN. PHP and cron scripts are in the SVN for those of you who are interested in see how some of this was coded:
Please contact us if you have any issues or questions regarding the new system
2009 was quiet simply a roller coaster ride for Fabrik. We saw Fabrik enjoying a fabulous growth in visitor numbers, each month we saw a 50 - 300% increase compared to the previous years.
A total of 4 release candidates for 2.0 saw the light of day, we redesigned the web site, migrating from Joomla 1.0 to 15.
The community expanded and matured, creating and improving upon 7 language translations. We had code and plug-ins provided by people all over the world, and saw you using Fabrik to do pretty much anything and everything, from tracking pirate attacks on the open seas to calculating company finacial viablity
On a personal level the highlight of the year was being able to go the the New York Joomla developer conference and having the opportunity to hang out and exchange ideas with some of the smartest and most dedicated people in the Joomla community.
Looking to 2010 we have a lot of changes we will be making in the project.
Fabrik 2.0rc4 has now been released and is available in the downloads section
We fully recommend people using 2.0rc3 to update to rc4. Within the next couple of weeks we will be releasing a final version of Fabrik 2.0 along with full documentation for subscribers.
As ever I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the project, from the people giving it a positive vibe and helping out in the forums to those providing translations and patches - you rock!
Some highlights from the 1000 + commits since Fabrik 2.0rc3 are listed below:
Fabrik 2.0rc3 has now been released and is available in the downloads section
This is pretty much a bug fix release, and will be the last release candidate before a final 2.0 release.
Fabrik is THE open source Joomla application builder component. Fabrik gives you the power to create forms and tables that run inside Joomla without requiring knowledge of MySQL and PHP. Then feed your data into Google Maps, Charts or an AJAX based calendar With Fabrik you can create applications that range in complexity from simple contact forms to complex applications such as a job application site or bug tracking systems.
Fabrik is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters. The Joomla! logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.