With the dust slowly settling around the 1.0.4 I thought it would be time to outline where we will be taking Fabrik over the next couple of months.

First of all we will be continuing to fix bugs and add small feature requests to 1.0.4. We feel that 1.0.4 is pretty darn stable, and that it is an ideal solution for people running Joomla 1.0.x sites. So we envisage releasing a 1.0.5, most likely within a shorter time frame that the jump between 1.0.3 and 1.0.4.

With the fact that we will be continuing to support the 1.0.x series, we have decided that Fabrik 2.0 will be for Joomla 1.5 only. I know that this is not what I initially stated in January, however, there are several reasons why this decision has been made


  1. Whilst you can run Joomla 1.0.x components in Joomla 1.5 with the legacy plug-in enabled, Fabrik's code base still had several compatibility issues.

  2. The legacy plug-in gives a performance hit on your website, as Fabrik is already quite intensive a component, we felt it would be good to avoid this additional speed hit.

  3. Coding for Joomla 1.5 is fun! - Yes, the 1.5 framework is great, and should allow us to focus on providing features rather than fixing low level bugs.

I've slightly updated the road map to conform with the new direction we are taking with the code.