Elgg 1.5 appears on track for next month
Elgg 1.5 is slated for release next month. From the looks of things, it appears that they may well be on time. Curverider devs have made almost 100 revisions (at the time of this writing) to the SVN repository since the beginning of this month.
Indeed, Marcus Povey, who seems to do much of the day to day coding, recently tweeted:
Assessing work priorities for the following few weeks before the 1.5 release of Elgg
He also intimated:
Stuff on the roadmap + bugfixes. Some new functionality – much already in SVN. Complete list to come
Speaking of Roadmap, there seems to have been some revisions to the 1.5 planned features:
- Views and plugin location caching
- Scalability enhancements – phase one completed. (this is ongoing)
- OpenDD import and export – Completed
- Improvements to the submenu system including better grouping and naming
- Improved frontpage layout
- Views and languages files to be loaded on demand rather than discovered on initialisation
- Metastring garbage collection – Completed
- Group deletion
- Site wide activity stream – Completed
- Log rotation – Completed
- Admin interface for profile field creation – Completed
- Rebuild js toolbar menu to be cross-browser compatible – Completed
It also appears that existing themes will need to be updated to be compatible with the new Elgg version.
Now that Elgg 1.5′s release is quickly approaching, I look forward to seeing the next roadmap revision. Elgg developers plan a 6 month major release cycle which means we might expect version in August 2009, one year after the release of Elgg 1.0. As I examine BuddyPress more closely, I’m starting to develop a wish list of new features. What would you like to see after Elgg 1.5?
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