Podcast Manager 1.7 Stable has been released today and is now available for download.
Changes since 1.6.1
The 1.7 release adds the ability to host and produce multiple feeds from within the component. As well, category selection has been standardized within all areas. Because of these two changes, all previously existing installations will need to be updated with the new data. Additional to these changes, additional parameters have been defined at the request of you, the user. The feed has been re-ordered so that the newest episode appears at the top of the feed, and parameters have been added to the menu item that allow you to define the feed that is linked and limit the number of returned items.
Upgrading from 1.6 to 1.7 has several changes in the data structure. All database updates are handled automatically during the installation process, while changes to records created by users will need to be manually updated. For a full description of these changes, please read the Upgrading from 1.6 to 1.7 article within the Podcast Manager support section.
Upgrade from 1.6 or 1.7 Beta Releases
Users of all previous Podcast Manager releases will be able to upgrade their pre-existing installation without having to delete the existing version or their media files. You can either manually download the package and install it using the Extension Manager, or you can use the core update process to find the update and install it from within your Joomla! installation.
This release will be the last release to support Joomla! 1.6. The 1.7.1 release, scheduled for release approximately 72 hours after the Joomla! 1.7 release, will only support the new release since this will be a minor update similar to moving between 1.5 or 1.6 releases. Several changes have been made in the administrative layouts, which cause some display issues with the current 1.7 SVN. As well, this allows development to take advantage of changes made to the Joomla! framework with the 1.7 release and allow for additional features.
Planning has already begun on Podcast Manager 1.8. Planned features include a new module for the latest published feeds, a new HTML view, and additional user flexibility. As always, user submissions are welcome via the project space on GitHub.
Support the Project
You can contribute to the project by visiting the space on GitHub at https://github.com/BabDev/Podcast-Manager and report bugs, provide patches for known issues, suggest new improvements, or download a working copy of the Git repository.
Download the newest posted release from the Latest Releases listing. Don't see this specific release listed? Check the Archived Releases listing for all of the installation packages that are available.