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com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:11 pm

com_connector
v. 1.0.0
all connectors are moved to separate packages
fixed some bugs with PHP4
support for joomla 1.0.8
better login/synchronisation handling
v. 0.0.8.1 ( bugfix release, no new functions )
bug in the connector administration
v. 0.0.8
updated to joomla 1.0.7
added wrapped mode
v. 0.0.7
updated to joomla 1.0.5
fixed some messages with "warning"
v. 0.0.6
compatibility with new version of VB_SOAP
some bugs by login fixed
v. 0.0.5
cookie store bug in vbulletin module fixed
compatibility with JMSOAP addon, added
v. 0.0.4
added functions to update and delete users
splited modules to own packages
v. 0.0.3
each module has own logout function
fixed bugs in vbulletin_sql module
fixed bug in the connector.php file
v. 0.0.2
vbulletin_Sql module included
select menu in the admintool for the  modules
v. 0.0.1
init release, vbulletin module included


Additional Modules

All modules are now in separate packages
to add module just download the module file
and unzip it in the /components/com_connector/modules folder
if not exists, create one

Online Demo running with vbulletin module (SOAP)

http://www.c4u.to

HOWTOs:

switching from vbridge to com_connector
creating own modules
patching joomla.php file himself


Component Information and description
This Component is only for the connection from joomla -> application
at the moment are following things supported:
common login
global changing password
global changing username/email
synchronistion of the users ( by first login or registration )

That does i need to run this component?

for this component alone you needs only joomla 1.0.x
it should run with PHP4 und PHP5(tested)

some modules like vbulletin_soap can have own requirements (needs php5 + SOAP extension )


That does this component do?

this component allow you to connect different applications to joomla over SOAP/XMLRPC, SQL Connects ( other methods are posible too )
You should use this component if you wants to have common login with an aplications ( which based on cookie login (session to, because it use cookie to store a sessionid ;) ))
it is posible to create own moduless to connect any applications

How to install 
1.
download and extract the files_to_replace.zip" file
move all files from "upload" folder in your joomla root folder

2.
login into joomla administration and install the "com_connector.zip"
using joomla component installer

How to use
go to "Administration/Components/Connector"
click to "New"


Title: title/name of the module
Module: Choose a Module like "vbulletin"
URL: is a link to the application ( not to the module !! )
Add User to Joomla:  if the user not exists in joomla he will be added
Add User to App.: if the user dont exists in the connected application it will be added
Display Mode:  Wrapped = in iframe, Not Wrapped = redirect to application


Click on Save
you will be redirected to module settings
this settings can be different in every module


after you have added a data, you can create a menu link

go to Menu config, create on New and select "Connector Item"
in next dialog select you application and click to save

done ;)
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby twitch » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:29 pm

until filnal version is released (~15 FEB. )


Has that been released ?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby BrianB » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:38 pm

I was just about to try my install again.. then I noticed the ETA for the next version... decided to wait.

Hopefully it will be availble soon.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:23 pm

the connector 1.0 RC1 goes to the tester
and will be released end of this week or start of the next week

this connector has component installer ( thx to predator ) and some changes on login-synchronisation handling

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby oojacoboo » Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:36 am

will this be based on the SOAP framework or the SQL framework?  Maybe I should just hold off until this is released, rather than getting frustrated with installing all this other...?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:28 am

com_connector ist based on joopla framework nothing more
it dont need soap/ldap or something else

modules can have own requirements linke soap module
and each module can have own settings and options

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby oojacoboo » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:38 am

right, duh.  Stupid question!  :P

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:25 pm

im working curently on the intergration in new joomla 1.0.8 release
some login relevant files was changed

it can take some time :(

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby MrWizard » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:16 pm

Would you recommend we not install the connector with Joomla 1.0.8 then?  Or is the current version (not the new one you were about to release) working with Joomla 1.0.8?  Thx!
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby BrianB » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:49 pm

Just got notified that vB 3.5.4 is out now.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby oojacoboo » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:01 pm

that was a week ago ;)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby BrianB » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:31 pm

why am I always the last to know...  ;D

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:55 am

the connector works with all vbulletin 3.5.x versions

the login handling was changed in joomla.php 1.0.8 a little bit
i must correct some settings

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby giggler64 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:54 pm

When do you expect the release for 1.08? 2 weeks or months+?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby oojacoboo » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:55 pm

will that be the final version? as mentioned circa feb ~15?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby giggler64 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:49 pm

I was able to upgrade to php5, but because the host uses cpanel, they said it doesn't come with the SOAP extension.  Will the vbulletin_sql version work with php5 not using soap but sql?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby oojacoboo » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:15 pm

yes, it will work with php5.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby BrianB » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:31 pm

Any chance we can get a status update on the progress?    When do you think we might see the next release?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby ERuiz » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:24 am

What would be great is a new thread, once this new connector is released, that will show all available modules and addons along with a nice STEP BY STEP tutorial on how to install everything. It's getting out of control, to have to look all over the forums, searching for bits pf pieces on how to put this connector together.  :(
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby Spaz » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:45 am

Whats going on with this project, any updates.
I have 2 sites that need fixes and w are looking to go this way

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:15 pm

okay new version is released
it should work with joomla 1.0.8
for older versions use attached patch for joomla.php

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... #msg168143

the patch works with all version until 1.0.8

plz. dont ask why the common login does not work if you login on vbulletin / other application side

the com_connector is ONLY an addon for Joomla
with this component you can connect joomla with other applications ( joomla -> application )
not other application with joomla  ( application -> joomla )

because joomla 1.0.8 has some changes in the login handling, no one old vbulletin-modules ( not modules for com_connector) will work with this new version
i must change this, as next will be the vbulletin_soap module released i have allready running it on my side and i must make some test until it will be released
if it is done i will change the vbulletin_sql module

again shortly  for the version 1.0.8
joomla->phpbb/vbulletin/wbblite ...  = will work without any problems
vbulletin->joomla  = common login does not work ( at the moment, will be fixed in the next module release)

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby ftumind » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:54 pm

Hi leonsio,
It seem that your com connector.zip file is lacked of vbulletin.class.php
I got the following errors when click NEW after installing the component to joomla 1.0.8
Fatal error: Call to undefined function: initsessionadmin() in D:\server\www\joomla\administrator\index2.php on line 38

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby Duelmonster.org » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:55 pm

Not working for me...

I get this message when I click new in the component admin:

Warning: dir(../components/com_connector/modules): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /home/public_html/administrator/components/com_connector/admin.connector.php on line 127

Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/public_html/administrator/components/com_connector/admin.connector.php on line 128

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby leonsio » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:03 pm

plz READ the release post
you MUST add a connector file first
the version 1.0.0 comes without any connector modules

download and unzip the module file first

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby trilljester » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:36 pm

Thanks leonsio! My 1.0.8 upgrade can finally be marked as finished!  :laugh:

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby ERuiz » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:49 am

Hi Leonsio,

I want to give your connector a try, now that it is Joomla 1.0.8 compatible, but I am having a problem with some of the settings. Take a look at the attached image.

What do I have to put on these input boxes?

I figure that for Cookie Prefix, I need to use bb, since that is what my vb install uses. But what goes into the SOAP Server URL and Key to access SOAP Server?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby EMRhelp » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:52 am

leonsio wrote:com_connector
v. 1.0.0
all connectors are moved to separate packages
fixed some bugs with PHP4
support for joomla 1.0.8
better login/synchronisation handling


Are there any known bugs in v1.00 ?

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby ptmuldoon » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:56 am

after you have added a data, you can create a menu link

go to Menu config, create on New and select "Connector Item"
in next dialog select you application and click to save


I installed the com_connector and then published it.  I than installed the vbulletin_sql module as well.  But I don't seen the "Connector Item" listed when looking to add a new menu item.

I think I installed it correctly too, but as I can't add the menu item, I'm not quite certain.  I tried to log into joomla, and then visit my vbulletin forums, but it didn't show me logged in.

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby trilljester » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:28 am

Leonsio: Thanks for this, now my users are being added into Joomla again when they login to VBulletin.  :D

Only bug I can see is in the Login module in Joomla, it says, Hi, 0 instead of Hi, , but the Who's Online module seems to work fine, and shows me as logged in. Weird. Other than that, it looks and works great for me! Thanks!

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Re: com_connector CORE download and informations

Postby giggler64 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:13 am

If you have upgraded to 1.08, then read the following thread about the Hi, 0 :

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... #msg223887


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