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Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:10 pm

To all my Joomla friends;

JoomDev decide recently & shockingly to go back, after many years, to be a service company????

I thank JoomDev for, at least, releasing Astroid as a public domain software to the community.
I still don’t understand why they didn't keep the jewel that Astroid is (if you compare it to the other Joomla frameworks).

I work with Joomla from the 1.5 eras and I test for the last 3 years all the big Joomla Framework Name to replace my trusted RocketTheme (for 12 years) that wasn’t responding anymore to what I demand of a Joomla Framework. As a result of these 3 years of deep testing, I find Astroid to be the most modern & flexible Joomla framework today, from far.

The good news is that multiple people and firms seem to think like me and refuse to let Go.

Read This —> https://issueexplorer.com/issue/joomdev ... mework/231
Astroid seem to power now more than 20 templates at https://www.templaza.com
• They even fork the project on Github at https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework
• They also update the framework and templates zero & one to be compatible with Joomla 4

They are now at version 2.5.11 - Releases & changelogs here—> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/releases.

You can read Templaza blog post on the revival of Astroid —> https://www.templaza.com/blog/important ... ework.html

Other Devs interested:
https://joomonk.com
https://www.joomlaplates.com

If you really care about Astroid, please participate, get involved

Now, a quote from Sonny from Templaza
Hi Joomler friends,
I am Sonny from TemPlaza.com.
I have been working with Astroid Framework, since May 2019.
I discussed with Naveen and Chaten about this framework. And we go ahead to take care of Astroid.
We have 20+ templates based on Astroid. You can check them here https://www.templaza.com/joomla-templates.html

Everyone who want to update/continue with Astroid can download framework at https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework

We updated it to v2.5.5 with Bootstrap 5.
All of you are welcome. Joomlers
Greets,
Sonny
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:16 pm

BREAKING NEWS ON THE LAST ASTROID/TEMPLAZA UPDATE
IT WORK FLAWLESSLY!

I just finish to put online a test copy of a quite complex web site I’m working on, with a full system of eBooking and a eStore (from Joomdonation) & Multilingual (Native Joomla).

- Joomla 3.10.4
- PHP 7.4.26
- and the Last TemPlaza Astroid
from the astroid-package-v2.5.11.Framework-Template.zip file taken here
https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/releases

NOTES:
• Last version of Joomdev Astroid is 2.5.4 (On Github)

• Version 2.5.11 from Templaza Astroid is built for Joomla 4 and offers
— Can use the Joomla included Bootsrap 5 (or your own Bootstrap) & Awesome 5
— See more here —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework

Site is base on Astroid native Template zero

It work flawlessly!
Same small errors & warning from before...

You can see for yourself here —> http://www.new-astroid.graf-test.ca/

Stay on the french side, many things missing on the english side.
I didn’t start to fix the mobile design — I always wait at the end.....
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:20 am

SOME of the NEW ASTROID SPECS — (Version 2.5.12)

Note: Last version of Joomdev Astroid is 2.5.4
  • Bootstrap 5 Compatible
    Built for Joomla 4
    Drag and Drop Layout Builder
    Advanced Responsive Control
    Advanced Mega Menu
    Off-Canvas Menu
    Advanced Typography Controls
    Advanced Blog Options
    Unlimited Custom Code
    Logo and Header Options
    Enhanced User Experience
    Import/Export Settings
    Only Enable What You Need
    Font Awesome 5
    Social Icons & Share
    Sass ready
    Responsive & Accessible Design
    Refactored Codebase
And a lot of new features, improvement and fixes.

Also some very exciting news are coming for the Astroid lovers out there.
Cannot say right Now! :p
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:49 am

For people that want to update their Astroid with the last Joomdev (Version 2.5.4)

For everybody to use on Github
Repository —> https://github.com/joomdev/Astroid-Framework
Last 33 releases —> https://github.com/joomdev/Astroid-Framework/releases

After udating that Joomdev version you should have that
(Joomla > Extensions > Manage (Search : Astroid)
manage-joomdev.jpg
=========================================================================

TO UPDATE TO THE NEW ASTROID — (Version 2.5.12)

For everybody to use on Github
Repository —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework
Last 7 releases —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/releases
new-astroid.jpg
After updating to the “NEW ASTROID” (Templaza)
You should have that
manage-new.jpg
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by jlilio » Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:14 am

Thanks a lot for the info. This is good news, indeed. I was trying so hard with a template based on Helix (at least the current stable) and it's causing (and costing) me trouble. Thank you Templaza for a valuable contribution for a wonderful work that has been started by Naveen at JoomDev. I wish them all the best in their new found model.

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:23 pm

jlilio wrote:
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:14 am
Thanks a lot for the info. This is good news, indeed. I was trying so hard with a template based on Helix (at least the current stable) and it's causing (and costing) me trouble. Thank you Templaza for a valuable contribution for a wonderful work that has been started by Naveen at JoomDev. I wish them all the best in their new found model.

You can have all the infos on the NEW and already vastly improve Astroid framework here —>
The New Website is here —> https://astroidframe.work/
You got all downloads, support & ressources.


I personally deep test Helix, T4, Gantry (Gantry was my framework from 2008) and all the other big frameworks (for more than 2 years) and Astroid is the simply the most flexible and modern framework available for Joomla today.

The new version 2.5.14 is easy to install even over an existing Joomdev last version and completely Joomla 4 compatible.
The new developers continue with the same spirit from Joomdev
— improve user flexibility
— complete powerful integration with Joomla system
— Ultimate speed ( Astroid is the fastest loading framework out there and they are working hard to make it even faster.
Also, Both Template Zero & One are also Updated.

Don’t hesitate to ask for support here, or in the new website.

SOME OF THE COOL STUFF
Bootstrap 5
Up-to-date with the latest Bootstrap version and its amazing features.

Joomla 4 Compatibility
Future-proof your Astroid projects with Joomla 4 compatibility.

Open Source
GPL 3.0 license, Astroid is free to use pretty much anywhere

SaaS ready
Fully equipped to serve the purpose of SaaS businesses or applications.

Font Awesome 6
Power transform your icons with a nearly infinite icon pool.

Add Retina Logo
Display your site’s logo sharply even on high-resolution screens.

Mega Menu Builder
Manage menus with a frontend drag & drop menu builder.

Lazy Loading
Enjoy reduced page weight, faster site, and improved conversion.

Social Icons & Share
Use social icons & social share buttons to promote your content.

Off-Canvas Panel
Easily add Astroid particles to a location-configurable off-canvas panel

Google Analytics
Easily analyze your site’s traffic and track performance.

Sophisticated Built-in Fields
Icon Picker, Image Picker, Font Picker and much, much more!

Layout Manager
Easy-to-use drag-n-drop layout manager makes layouts a breeze to create

Unlimited Custom Code
Enjoy more creative freedom to make unlimited customization.

Ajax Admin
Why waste time? Astroid's ajaxified lightening-fast backend saves time

Coded with Love
Astroid was developed to be the best. We love it, and we think you will too!
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