With the latest Joomla version, there was an installation issue with Ulti Cartoons. This is solved in the newest version 1.0.3. Meanwhile the module class suffix parameter was also added to this module.
As you might know, the most popular of our Joomla extensions is the Template Chooser. For the people who don't know this Joomla module: with this module your visitors can change the template in the front-end. A few months ago I've noticed there was a new extension in the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) called Template Changer. This new extension did exactly the same what our Template Chooser was already doing for quit some time. In an earlier post, I've mentioned already that I think this is one of the major problems of the JED: too many extensions are doing the same thing, which makes it hard for the users to find the right extension. I verified this new module wasn't just a copy of our module, but this wasn't the case. The code was quit different. But I was really not amused with this. The problem I have with these kind of modules is that they are not created for the benefit of the users, as they only copy functionality that already exists. The authors of these kind of Joomla extensions are creating this to get traffic to their site.
Another update of our Countdown module Ulti Counter. The only difference with the previous version, is a bugfix which might be interesting for people using the module to count up from a certain event.
Ulti Joomla has installed a new forum called Kunena. Kunena is the long expected next generation of one of the most popular Joomla extensions: Fireboard. Fireboard was still running in legacy mode, while Kunena is completely Joomla 1.5 native. Fireboard has caused us quit some problems in the past, so we were prepared for a difficult job to upgrade to the brand new Kunena. However, the upgrade went fully automatic and very smoothly. So hooray for the Fireboard/Kunena developers. Great job guys!
There is a new major release of our most popular Joomla Extension, the Template Chooser. The old version could have a problem in combination with forms. e.g. the checkout procedure of Virtuemart made the template go back to the default template. The reason was that the old Template Chooser module redirected the page to a new template, but the problem was that a redirect could not copy the POST parameters. The new Template Chooser solves this by changing the template in a plugin before the template is loaded. This means that a page redirect is no longer needed and as a result the page will load faster.