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eFront/Joomla integration

Postby papagel » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:06 pm

After some discussions with the people at jfusion team we have come to a conclusion and project definition regarding eFront/Joomla integration.
We believe it is for the best interest of our community to allow this module to be built and supported from the JFusion team. eFront's Joomla plugin will be added to the jfusion SVN and will be available to all users free of charge. Future versions of JFusion will include support for eFront as well. This also means support for future Joomla editions.
Finally, this project will also help gain some visibility for eFront as a Joomla compatible LMS.

Since this does not come for free I want to bring again the donation discussion. This project's total cost is $1000. Anyone that wants to donate for this project please do so by using the following link:

Paypal donation for eFront/Joomla integration

I copy from this project specs:

The project consists of the development of a Jfusion plugins for jFusion 1.2+ with the following specifications:

1. master functionality
2. slave functionality
3. user import into Joomla from eFront
4. user export from Joomla to eFront
5. resolving user conflicts automatically
6. dual login from Joomla
7. wrapper integration in Joomla
8. wizard setup support
9. (Avatar) support for jFusion Joomla Login module
10. user group synchronization between eFront, Joomla and other jFusion integrations
11. auto update email changes in eFront to Joomla and other jFusion integrations
12. auto update password changes in eFront to Joomla and other jFusion integrations

The plugin will not support frameless integration.

We will also provide a jFusion version 2.x plugin with above specifications at the same development level as jFusion 2.x. Depending on the API provided by jFusion 2.x frameless integration support will be part of that plugin. At this jFusion 2.x development is at pre-alpha stage, so there cannot be any guarantee on the proper working as long as a stable jFusion release is not available and included features are not defined. However, this project will be added to the jFusion (open source) SVN and we aim to update this pre-alpha plugin version to the same level as the actual jFusion 2.x release with any new jFusion 2.x release.

Project planning: final demonstration before the end of November 2009
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby shalb » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

As you know, that I from the beginning of this discussion, was a dedicated follower of a Joomla/eFront integration.
I will again mention one very important issue with the integration.
Joomla is in the Version 1.5.14, the new version 1.6 is in alpha stadium. 1.6 will have completely new user rights component (more groups with various levels), which certainly will affect the integration. Before I will donate (what I certainly will do), I would like to make sure, that the integration will work with 1.6, too. Or, how can we use it for 1.6.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby papagel » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:40 am

Shalb,

Issues like the one you mention was one of the reasons we decided to go with JFusion - to ensure that feature JFusion plugins will have support for new releases of eFront and Joomla.

JFusion team is very active and, as long as, they continue developing their system they will support eFront as well - for Joomla 1.6, 2 or whichever comes next.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby shalb » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:36 am

Without being paid again? I only want to make sure, that after spending a big amount of money, there will be included the update for Joomla 1.6, because it is a question of some months.
I particulary will start with my eLearning system only with Joomla 1.6/eFront 3.6.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby papagel » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Shalb, this was one of our concerns on the first place.

eFront/Joomla plugin will become a part of JFusion's supported systems and part of their distribution for feature versions.
I had a small discussion today once more with Henk Wevers (the jfusion developer that will work on our plugin) and it is official that JFusion will support Joomla 1.6 as well.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby shalb » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:14 pm

Hi,

thank you. Meanwhile i donated like promised.
I also made a thread in the German Joomla Forum with this theme.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby papagel » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:24 pm

A first version of eFront joomla module is ready for use :)

You can check the documentation on how to use it at:
http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/docs

You will need to access the jfusion SVN to download it at the moment.

I will keep posting on this forum as we approach a final release date for it.
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby hwevers » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:25 pm

The plugin is also available in the eFront support forum on the jFusion website.
http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/forums ... m.php?f=53
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby hwevers » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:45 am

note: beta 2 has been released.
The documentation is available at http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/docs#efront.
If you are unfamiliar with jFusion, then please read the docs at http://www.jfusion.org/index.php/docs. And browse the support forums.
Even more info: http://www.jfusion.org
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Re: eFront/Joomla integration

Postby hwevers » Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:56 pm

This is the beta 3 releae of the efront plugin (21/11/2009).
This repaires a curl problem where the efront pluging tried to use a curl routine that is not yet released in the SVN branche 1.2.



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