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I am  in the process of  moving all my open source project (7!)  to the latest Joomla API 1.5. I've tried to summarize in the following table some conversion rules

Right now there IS NOT any order in that table, like my findings :-)

Feel free to send me corrections or point me to  ressource links that may help me :-)

 
In Joomla 1.0.X has to be converted in Joomla 1.5 Where
mosMenuBar::startTable();
JMenuBar::startTable(); PHP code
defined('_VALID_MOS') or die('Direct Access to this location is not allowed.'); defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' ); PHP code
require_once( $mainframe->getPath( 'toolbar_html' ) ); require_once( JApplicationHelper::getPath( 'toolbar_html' ) ); PHP code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<mosinstall type="component" version="1.0.0">
....
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<install type="component" version="1.0.0">
....
Installer XML file
global $database $database = & JFactory::getDBO(); PHP code
$mosConfig_live_site JURL_SITE PHP code
$mosConfig_absolute_path JPATH_SITE PHP code
$mosConfig_* $config->* PHP code
$refid = mosGetParam( $_REQUEST, 'refid');
$refid= = JRequest::getVar('refid');
PHP code
Language files

are  PHP files, name like you want

<?php
/*
 * Created on Jan 7, 2007
 *
 */
DEFINE("JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_S", "Askimet Key:");
DEFINE("JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_L", "Your askimet key, can be request here for free, if you have a high intensive site, please require a commercial key to keep the system up and running");

DEFINE("JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_S", "Website URL:");
DEFINE("JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_L", "Website or Blog URL, if different than the JOOMLA site");
?>


Are now plain text files: ex en-GB.com_aksimet.ini

# $Id: en-GB.com_askimet.ini 7177 2007-04-23 06:42:21Z tcp $
# Akismet4Joomla Project
# Copyright (C) 2007 Cédric Walter. All rights reserved.
# License http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU/GPL, see LICENSE.php
# Note : All ini files need to be saved as UTF-8

JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_S=Askimet Key:
JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_L=Your askimet key, can be request here for free, if you have a high intensive site, please require a commercial key to keep the system up and running
JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_S=Website URL:
JOOMLA_ASKIMET_ASKIMET_KEY_L=Website or Blog URL, if different than the JOOMLA site
Resources
Language files in installer

were normal file in either the administration area or public component area.

      <filename>en-GB.com_aksimet.ini</filename>
      <filename>de-DE.com_aksimet.ini</filename>
      <filename>fr-FR.com_aksimet.ini</filename>
They now have their own tag in either the administration or public area of the component

     <languages>
      <language tag="en-GB">en-GB.com_aksimet.ini</language>
      <language tag="de-DE">de-DE.com_aksimet.ini</language>
      <language tag="fr-FR">fr-FR.com_aksimet.ini</language>
    </languages>
Installer
Structure of file



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE install SYSTEM "http://dev.joomla.org/xml/1.5/component-install.dtd">
<install type="component" version="1.5.0">
    <name>akismet</name>
    <productName>Akismet</productName>
    <creationDate>07.01.2007</creationDate>
    <version>1.5.0</version>
    <joomlaVersion>1.5.0</joomlaVersion>
    <author>Cédric Walter</author>
    <authorName>Cédric Walter</authorName>
    <authorEmail>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</authorEmail>
    <authorUrl>www.waltercedric.com</authorUrl>
    <productPicture>akismet.png</productPicture>
    <productUrl>http://www.waltercedric.com/</productUrl>
    <setupUrl>http://www.waltercedric.com/updates/</setupUrl>
    <trackerUrl>http://bugs.waltercedric.com</trackerUrl>
    <copyright>(c) 2007 Cédric Walter www.waltercedric.com </copyright>
    <license>GNU GPL</license>
    <licenseText>
    This software is released under the terms and conditions of the
    &lt;a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html"
      target="_blank"&gt;GNU General Public License&lt;/a&gt;.
    For more information, please see the LICENCE file accompanying
    the installation package.
  </licenseText>
    <description>Akismet is an Oracle telling if comment entries are spams or not</description>
    <warning>
  Warranty&lt;br /&gt;
  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
  WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
  PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="http://wiki.waltercedric.com" target="_blank"&gt;Online documentation&lt;/a&gt;, and my forum at  which is updated
  regurarly as we receive bug reports.
  </warning>
    <credits> </credits>
    <installfile>install.akismet.php</installfile>
    <uninstallfile>uninstall.akismet.php</uninstallfile>
   
    <!-- Site Main Language File Copy Section -->
    <languages>
      <language tag="en-GB">en-GB.com_akismet.ini</language>
      <language tag="de-DE">de-DE.com_akismet.ini</language>
      <language tag="fr-FR">fr-FR.com_akismet.ini</language>
    </languages>
   
    <administration>
        <menu img="components/com_akismet/aksimet.png>Akismet</menu>
        <submenu>
            <menu task="settings" icon="config.png">Edit Settings</menu>
            <menu task="about" icon="credits.png">About Akismet4Joomla</menu>
            <menu task="troubles">Troubleshootings</menu>
            <menu task="developer">For developer</menu>
            <menu task="checkLatestVersion">Check for Update</menu>
        </submenu>
       
        <!-- Site Main Media File Copy Section -->
        <media destination="com_akismet">
          <filename>akismet-nigel.png</filename>
        </media>
        <files>
            <filename>language.php</filename>
            <filename>config.akismet.php</filename>
            <filename>akismetJoomlaAPI.php</filename>
            <filename>admin.akismet.html.php</filename>
            <filename>admin.akismet.php</filename>
            <filename>toolbar.akismet.html.php</filename>
            <filename>toolbar.akismet.php</filename>
            <filename>index.html</filename>
            <filename>classes/index.html</filename>
            <filename>classes/akismetconfig.php</filename>
            <filename>classes/php4/index.html</filename>
            <filename>classes/php4/Akismet.class.php</filename>
            <filename>classes/php5/index.html</filename>
            <filename>classes/php5/Akismet.class.php</filename>
            <filename>manuals/index.html</filename>   
            <filename>manuals/about.html</filename>
            <filename>manuals/developer.html</filename>
            <filename>manuals/troubles.html</filename>
        </files>
    </administration>
    <params/>
</install>
Installer
Your own menu

  function ABOUT_MENU() {
    mosMenuBar::startTable();
    mosMenuBar::back();
    mosMenuBar::spacer();
    mosMenuBar::endTable();
  }
 
function ABOUT_MENU() {
    JToolBarHelper::back();
    JToolBarHelper::spacer();
  }

no  JToolBarHelper::startTable(); or JToolBarHelper::endTable(); anymore
Menus
  default:
    $default = new MENU_Default();
    break;
MENU_Default()

has disapeared! write your own in between
Menus
require_once (JPATH_BASE . '/classes/akismetconfig.php'); Use constants DS directory separator
require_once (JPATH_BASE . DS.'classes'.DS.'akismetconfig.php');
Coding
global $my; $user = & JFactory::getUser(); Autorisation









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