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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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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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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Wed May 18, 2022 11:59 am

After updating from Last JOOMDEV to the new Templaza Astroid, you can trash all JOOMDEV “Update Sites” in Joomla, anyway they are not link to anything anymore. Be sure to keep the Temlaza Astroid one’s.
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by MK1 » Fri May 20, 2022 10:29 am

Can anyone help me to understand what's happening here? So has someone continued to develop JoomDevs platform?

Since they dropped thousands of customers in the deepest of holes by suddenly dropping Joomla support and the profound impact this has had on web companies and their customers, there are literally thousands of Joomla users with templates that no longer work and JD built websites that cannot be upgraded to J4.

I have a ton of client sites running JD templates and no way of fixing them, even reached out to a developer who basically said you would be better off just moving to something else entirely!

So what's the deal here with Astroid and JD templates?

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Fri May 20, 2022 12:18 pm

MK1 wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 10:29 am
Can anyone help me to understand what's happening here? So has someone continued to develop JoomDevs platform?
I have a ton of client sites running JD templates and no way of fixing them, even reached out to a developer who basically said you would be better off just moving to something else entirely!

So what's the deal here with Astroid and JD templates?
I agree with you. It was a shock for many people to view Astroid as the most modern and flexible framework available on Joomla. I was one of them. Luckily, Joomdev leaves Astroid and Joomdev products in the public domain for everybody to use.

Some developers like Sonny Lee from Templaza and others were using Astroid as a base for their templates business and were already participating in Astroid development for years. They talk with Chetan (Founder of Joomdev) and decide to branch Astroid to a new future. I’m helping them since with my modest possibilities.


To update 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

TO UPDATE TO THE NEW ASTROID — (Version 2.5.17) (and Templates Zero & One)
For everybody to use on Github
Repository —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework
Last releases —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/releases

Astroid Framewok also have a brand new home on the web at —> https://astroidframe.work
— For the support download, news and all (Work in progress)
Video documentation is here —> https://www.[youtube].com/channel/UCUHl1u ... -1ke-K4_xg

NEW ASTROID HIGHLIGHTS
• Many fix and great new possibilities
• Bootstrap 5 Compatible
• Built for Joomla 3 and Joomla 4

MK1, you're welcome to help with the project and tell your friends that Astroid is alive and even better than before...

I’m happy to answer any other questions...

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by MK1 » Tue May 31, 2022 3:12 pm

Chacapamac, Wow, well I can say first of all it's great there's people looking to keep Astroid alive, it had huge potential and a BIG well done to all of you that's achieved it, I will certainly promote it and give it a run on a new build.

There's been a lot of talk here and there regarding legal proceedings against JoonDev as they are still operating and have legal obligations due to the fact they are operating and running the same company although I understand some involved have parted ways, I know Chetan, to be fair he's an ok guy although he carries a lot of responsibility too. I believe a report has been mentioned regarding a formal request of enquiry to Sh. Vivek,
Deputy Director of E-Gov via the MCA Grievance Cell, was mentioned in my Zoom call I had with some people effected by the drop of Joomla.

What they fail to realise is they have a legal obligation to support for the products they provided on J3, let alone the sudden impact of the work required by them to facilitate the J4 update and the obvious reason why they dropped the community.

I have a major issue with some clients threatening legal action against me, the problem there lies the chain of events leading to the situation and UK law states that if trading here they are legally obligated, although a case will cost in the region of 18k it is pretty much a dead cert that JoomDev will lose any case they think they have as they are solely responsible, regardless of what they say, the way they did it and what they have done to people is simply profound. People paid them and supported them for years, endless endless problems that just went on and on and were hardly ever resolved surely left a bitter pill to swallow, especially for people like us who were such advocates of Astroid and JoomDev.

I anticipate what will happen from here, after reaching out to a couple of developers who looked at the templates the response wasn't great and they felt poor use and JS overkill which was the cause of most of the issues.

I don't suppose there's anyone here who has enough experiece with JoomDev templates to look at one of my client sites running Virtuemart 4 on J3? I have a major problem I need fixing and if it isn't resolved there's definitely going to be a legal case, I really need some help.

JoomDev team have no idea the problems they have caused and the financial impact to my company alone has been astronomical.

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Tue May 31, 2022 3:54 pm

MK1 wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 3:12 pm
Wow, well I can say first of all it's great there's people looking to keep Astroid alive, it had huge potential.
• Yes my friend I understand and live myself the stress off Joomdev quitting their Framework development.
Chetan & Joomdev, at least, keep everything in the public space and permit to the framework to be takeover by Templaza & others developers that doing a great job today to better this already fantastic modern framework.

People paid them and supported them for years, endless endless problems that just went on and on and were hardly ever resolved surely left a bitter pill to swallow, especially for people like us who were such advocates of Astroid and JoomDev.
I anticipate what will happen from here, after reaching out to a couple of developers who looked at the templates the response wasn't great and they felt poor use and JS overkill which was the cause of most of the issues.
• Personally my experience with Joomdev Framework was and still is rock solid, exceptionally fast and hyper easy to work with and better everyday with the new Astroid Team pumping new versions fast (still another one 13 days ago)

I don't suppose there's anyone here who has enough experiece with JoomDev templates to look at one of my client sites running Virtuemart 4 on J3? I have a major problem I need fixing and if it isn't resolved there's definitely going to be a legal case, I really need some help.
• Go ahead, I can give it a shot myself or better, add your problem to their support page on Github —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/issues ( I will take a look Myself there.


My suggestions:
• You should update the framework (I put the way to do that in previous posts...)
——> New Releases —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/releases

• I know the onboard templates Zero & One are fully updated to work with the new Templaza Astroids versions to work perfectly on Joomla 4 and beyond — I just ask the question to the top devs if they have support for the original Joomdev Template ? — I will come back on that here.

I invite you on the NEW Astroid website (work in progress) —> https://astroidframe.work/
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by Chacapamac » Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:25 pm

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GOOD NEWS for people with Joomdev Astroid Commercial Templates



—————————————————————————————————
It’s official!StackIdeas”, the well known Joomla developers behind; Easy Social, Easy Blog, Komento, EasyDiscuss and others great Joomla extensions will honour the continuity and support of ALL Joomdev commercial templates.

https://stackideas.com
—————————————————————————————————

They also join the team officialy Templaza & the others Devs that are already taking care of the NEW Astroid Framework.

Also, ALL templates from Templaza are already construct on the NEW Astroid Framework
https://www.templaza.com/joomla-templates.html

Note: On Templaza website they name their templates framework “Jollyany” but they are pure NEW ASTROID Templates. They add few plugins & add-ons to them and rename the Framework to not confuse people when Joomdev were still with us.

In fact Templaza was working to help Joomdev develop Astroid way before they decide to somewat drop the ball.
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by iorbita » Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:42 am

Hi,
thank you very much Cahacapamac for your interest in the further development of Joomdev.
I had contacted Joomdev myself to understand how they were going to manage the abandonment of Joomdev for Joomla and they answered me that Stackideas took over the development of the templates.
Do you have any idea when all this will be available?
Do you also know if Stackideas is taking over the development of the PageBuilder?

I will follow this topic with great interest

Lorenzo

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Post by Chacapamac » Mon Jun 06, 2022 6:19 pm

iorbita wrote:
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:42 am
Hi,
thank you very much Cahacapamac for your interest in the further development of Joomdev.
I had contacted Joomdev myself to understand how they were going to manage the abandonment of Joomdev for Joomla and they answered me that Stackideas took over the development of the templates.
Do you have any idea when all this will be available?
Do you also know if Stackideas is taking over the development of the PageBuilder?

I will follow this topic with great interest

Lorenzo
I Just ask on my side Templaza NEW Astroid Discussion
—> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-fra ... iscussions
I will come back when I have the answers....

You can try StackIdeas support
—> https://stackideas.com/contact

You’re welcome to bring us the answers here when you get it...

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by iorbita » Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:08 pm

I contacted Stackideas via their contact form, let's wait to see what they will answer me... I will come back here If I have an aswer.

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Post by Chacapamac » Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:03 pm

iorbita wrote:
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I contacted Stackideas via their contact form, let's wait to see what they will answer me... I will come back here If I have an aswer.
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Post by iorbita » Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:41 am

Hi,
... great news, here Stackideas reply:

Hello Lorenzo,

Thank you for reaching out to us.

We are currently still working on our new template store in our website and at the same time, we are still fixing the Joomla 4 compatibility issues on the templates and the PageBuilder. We are looking to launch the new template store by end of June or early July this year. Please stay tuned to our updates.

Have a nice day :)

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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by MK1 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:33 am

@Chacapamac if you could help me that would be awesome, I really need some help here. DO you have somewhere I can send you some access credentials? I did find your graphics site on Facebook and messaged you on there. Really need some help on this one.

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Post by MK1 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:34 am

This would be epic...
I don't suppose there's anyone here who has enough experiece with JoomDev templates to look at one of my client sites running Virtuemart 4 on J3? I have a major problem I need fixing and if it isn't resolved there's definitely going to be a legal case, I really need some help.
• Go ahead, I can give it a shot myself or better, add your problem to their support page on Github —> https://github.com/templaza/astroid-framework/issues ( I will take a look Myself there.

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Post by Chacapamac » Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:49 pm

@MK1 — Lets continue on Facebook... I answer you.
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Re: Astroid is alive!

Post by MK1 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:23 pm

Chacapamac wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:49 pm
@MK1 — Lets continue on Facebook... I answer you.
I URGENTLY need some help and answered you on Messenger but heard nothing back? Can you help, I am absolutely at the end of this with the trouble JoomDev have caused and need some help, what you have suggested has been done already. Could you by any chance take a look and fix this for me? I am so desperate to fix this.

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