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Yeah! Fabrik 3.4 is now available for download. This point release contains several new features that we're really excited about.
The Fabrikar team is pleased to announce the release of Fabrik 3.3.4 for Joomla! Download Fabrik 3.3.4
Under the hood we have started to implement dependency injection into our models, and plugin code, this is part of our continued work on modernising Fabrik's code base.
There's been a couple of small but useful changes in the admin pages, now when you create a list or element and type in its label a corresponding table or element name value is automatically inserted for you. This really does decrease the time it takes to build your Fabrik application.
We've had some great conversations with users over SEO the results of which means that all list, form and details views now produce canonical links in the document's head. These links define the source URL for the content, and are used by Google to avoid duplicate content issues, an important step in increasing your page rankings! Along side this we have also updated our sef404 code to work with the latest version of Joomla, this gives you greater control over how your SEF links are created.
Finally we've added more JLayout overrides, details of those changes are listed further down the page. You can read more about how to use JLayouts in Fabrik on our JLayout wiki page. The main use case for JLayouts is when you want to use a Bootstrap 3 template, the Fabrik team maintains a separate Fabrik Bootstrap 3 JLayout project which we recommend you install alongside your Bootstrap 3 Joomla template.
Fabrik 3.3.3 is now available for download.
This is a security release and we strongly recommend that you upgrade. The security fix resolves an potential information disclosure issue which affects all previous versions of Fabrik for Joomla 3.
We've improved the usage of the chosen dropdown rendering within Fabrik, so that it will work for dropdowns within repeat groups. To activate this option you need to go to Fabrik's global configuration, Forms section, and select 'Per element' for the "Advanced Format (WIP) " option. Then for each element you wish to be rendered as a chosen dropdown turn on its 'Advanced Format (WIP)' option.
Behind the scenes we've moved over from our old ant build script to using Grunt.js. This is simply a lot easier for us to manage and set up. It also makes the repository a lot lighter as we have been able to remove several libraries from the fabrik_build folder which were taking up a lot of space.
One major change is our move over to using JLayouts is almost complete, most plugins and core code are now rendering output via JLayouts. This allows you fine grained control over how almost every part of Fabrik is rendered. To find out more about it please read the Fabrik JLayouts wiki page.
We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this release including troester, bauer-git, Simone Bussoni, Hugh Messenger, paulv888 & Jaanus Nurmoja.
Today I'd like to share with you our plans for the next couple of releases of Fabrik.
What we are proposing to do is to migrate the data in those meta tables into JSON files. There will be one JSON file per view. This file will describe how the form, list, elements and validations should behave. We will also have separate JSON files to describe the database table structures. With this in place we can address the current disadvantages:
Obviously it is always very hard to meet deadlines, but we think that the release schedule will be as follows:
3.3.2 - March 2015
3.4 - May 2015
3.5 - August 2015
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