One of my many jobs is to constantly review what we offer for sale to our users to ensure that our product is pitched right for them.
Up until now a license bought you access to all Jomres plugins. A consistent suggestion from users over the years, and one I've resisted for a long time, is to sell different licenses that offer different sets of plugins. I didn't really like the idea as it, in my opinion, introduced a level of complexity at the purchasing stage that I didn't really feel comfortable with and because the licensing software didn't support it at the time.
This version (9.9.10) is mainly a tweak and bugfix version, however it does add a few changes related to a new plugin that we will be introducing soon which offers some great new functionality for new sites.
There are lots of changes in this version, including some great new features.
First off, the image handling has been updated in a number of ways. Up until now images were found by a class file that scanned the relevant directories. In this version image details can be saved to the database -you're prompted to import images in the administrator control panel. This speeds up the image detection process a lot. Secondly, we've added support for Amazon S3 / Cloudfront so that you can choose to save images offsite altogether. This again improves performance and bandwidth usage of the site.
Jomres 9.9.8 is available and it brings a couple of significant improvements.
The first is regarding property approvals. A feature request asked that we make it possible for site admins to see which properties had completed their property setup and give some visual indication of that in the administrator area property list. This would prevent site administrators from needing to constantly check on the progress of properties that are slow to get setup.
Jomres is released under the GPL licenses. These licenses provide you, the user, with a wealth of freedoms.
Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
Indeed, as the lead developer I encourage my users to take the code and make the changes they want so that their system works for them, the way they want it to.
No software will ever be perfect for everybody, therefore I strive to make it as flexible as possible for the vast majority of our users. The entire system is designed so that third party plugins can override sections of the code in an upgrade safe way and I'm always looking at ways that we can improve this ( for example, see Template Override Packages in v9.9 ).
It's been a few months since 9.8.28, and we can assure you it's been worth the wait.
There're a ton of changes in this version, a lot of files have been renamed, administrator menus restructured and all round juicy stuff done. If you have customised any Jomres files, I strongly advise that you test the update on a development server first as some of these changes might trip you up if you've been a bit wild with your file editors.
The Jomres REST API documentation has been updated.
Up until now the endpoints have been available on our manual, here. Given that I do a lot of testing of the API through Postman, it makes sense to take advantage of Postman's functionality, which is way better than mine that's built into Jomres, therefore from now on the endpoints can be seen on our new server https://api.jomres.net/
We are delighted to announce that we have a new partnership with the developers of jDBexport.
jDBexport allows you to deliver any data from your databases (JOOMLA and others) as Excel documents directly to your users. Write any valid SQL query in the administration of this component and combine such queries into multiple Excel worksheets/workbooks. The query is executed when a user clicks the downloadlink (frontend or backend) and the current result of the query is delivered to the user as a downloadable Excel file (or any other of the below listed document formats).
Developed and maintained by Vince Wooll and Aladar Barthi, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.
As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was formally released as a commercial project. Since then, Jomres has become one of Mambo’s, and now Joomla’s, longest running projects. It has survived various versions of Mambo, then Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.
Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. He has since become an integral part of the project and has contributed significantly to it's development over the years.
Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and the team have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous new Valentina Template Package.
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