I too am awaiting the completed version of your subcatagories patch! I have installed your latest version on a local WAMP environment Joomla! version 1.5.8 native and it seems to work as you said.
The back end works fine, although I eagerly await the 'fix' that a list of possible parent categories appears as soon as you pick a section for your new (sub)category, instead of having to pick the section and press 'apply' first.
In the front end I do not seem to get the results I hoped for. I made a menu
called Excercise Database (for volleyball excercises), showing a list of sections (Warming Up, Service Game, Side-out Game). In the section Warming Up I created the categories 'Movement Types' and 'Stretching'. For 'Movement Types' I created the subcategories 'With Ball' and 'Without Ball'. I placed testarticles in both 'With Ball' and 'Without Ball':
Menu 'Exercise Database'
|_ Section 'Warming Up'
....|_ Category 'Movement Types'
........|_ Subcategory 'With Ball'
............|_ Article 'Simultaneous Dribbling'
............|_ Article 'Dribble Thief'
........|_ Subcategory 'Without Ball'
............|_ Article 'Skippings & Trippings'
....|_ Category 'Stretching'
|_ Section 'Service Game'
|_ Section 'Side Out Game'
For my sections, I chose the 'Articles - Section List' view.
Now, in the website front end, I click on 'Warming Up' and the following list appears:
So, instead of only showing the categories in the section 'Warming Up', the list also shows the subcategories. This would not even be too
bad, but if I click on 'Movement Types', I get an empty list instead of a list of the subcategories 'With Ball' and 'Without Ball'.
From what I was able to gather from the thread, Orware has not yet gotten to fixing/building this. Am I right, or did I miss something vital and has this already been solved?
Either way, Orware, thank you so much for starting this module. It is precisely what I need to build a multi-layered exercise database on my website and I cannot wait for you or someone else to finish it. If only I knew how, I would finish it myself...