Extension Updates

Podcast Manager 1.7.1 Released

Podcast Manager 1.7.1 has been released today and is now available for download. This release includes new features and bug fixes.

IMPORTANT - Effective with this release, Joomla! 1.6 compatibility is dropped.

Changes since 1.7.0

The 1.7.1 release is mostly a maintenance release fixing numerous bugs and optimizing code for Joomla! 1.7 compatibility. One new feature is added to this release as well; users are now able to link to off-site media in podcast episodes by manually specifying a File URL in the upload form. Changes in this release include:

  • Add a missing language string for the File Manager
  • Convert toolbar tasks from JToolBarHelper::custom to defined tasks as appropriate (Joomla! 1.6 backward compatibility dropped)
  • Synchronized layouts with optimizations made for 1.7
  • Correct counts for feeds view
  • Correct media installer menu removal
  • Modified podcast summary field to allow up to 5120 characters
  • Fixed storage bug with itunescategory field
  • Fix a bug in custom code rendering for content plugin
  • Change $filepath processing in content plugin

Data Updates

Upgrading from 1.7.0 to 1.7.1 has a single database schema update to allow the podcast episode summary field to be 5120 characters in length. If you have access to a tool such as phpMyAdmin, you can verify this change was applied by reviewing the structure for the #__podcastmanager table.

Upgrade from 1.6 or 1.7 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. Joomla! 1.6 users will not see the 1.7.1 update without first updating to Joomla! 1.7 (please review the "Upgrade 1.6.5 to 1.7" tutorial on the Joomla! Documentation site for information on this). All database upgrades will be handled for Podcast Manager 1.6 users moving directly to 1.7.1.

Future Development

This release will be the last release in the 1.7 series. Development for Podcast Manager 1.8 has been ongoing since the 1.7.0 release and is currently in an Alpha phase with all planned features implemented. Additional features are still a possibility until the release reaches the beta phase. 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. As well, translations are being accepted for Podcast Manager 1.8 and beyond. As part of the Open Translators initiative, Podcast Manager is listed on Transifex to accept community translations.

Suite Download

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.