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  1. Helen
  2. F2C Pre-installation questions
  3. Thursday, 06 August 2020
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Hi,
I have been using F2C for a long time now and have many content types and plugins. (Note I don't have a current subscription) I am preparing for migration to Joomla 4 and so far have a working site with most of the components I need - it has been a steep learning curve converting my extensions with little documentation available.

I am wondering when you expect the new version of F2C to be ready and would be happy to test a beta version for you. I would be your first customer for the new version :)
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Hi Rudolf,

We will be adding an official statement soon on the website that we will not be making a Joomla 4 version of Form2Content. There are several reasons for this (difficult) decision after more than 10 years of development.

The most important one is the combination of time versus (often) undocumented changes in Joomla. We have always had the philosophy to "stick to the core" but that has drained our energy too.

Joomla has developed a great deal and with the maturity of custom fields our niche in the market has become a lot smaller also.This and our lack of time for development and marketing means that we have to make a huge jump to catch up to the expectations of a quality Joomla extension. Time we sadly no longer have.

We will be releasing all our code so any other keen developer can continue the work or branche it in any way. Sorry to disappoint you but I hope you understand that sadly all nice things come to an end at some point.

Regards,
Patrick
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Hi Helen, I will be discussing the Joomla 4 version of Form2Content with Julien. As you might be aware we are both doing this on the side and with the continuous (often undocumented) changes in Joomla it has been much work just maintaining.
Our (my) goal is to get a stable version for J4 but we most likely won't be developing new features due to lack of time (and sales). It's mostly a goodwill project now.
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Thanks for the update about Joomla 4 support as I was curious as well.
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Hi Patrick,
Thanks for being honest… but you've ruined my day.
I don't even see my future with joomla if F2C is not an option anymore.
Well, keep us informed…
Regards
Marc
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Patrick

thanks for info.

I just need to clarify - we have been using Form2Content for about 8 years (EasySoftware / Minion).

We have developed our own applications that support this application:
- Component - Import articles from XML into Form2Content
- Module - EasySlideshow Articles (filtering, related, ...)
- Plugin - Content to Form2Content

Thanks to that, we have several hundred sites using only Form2Content.
I have been seeing that for a long time now, development has been slow for new versions of Joomla !, I do not currently see a version for J3.9

Edit: I'm wrong, the version 6.17.4 is for J3.9.X ?

Did I understand correctly that further development on J4 will no longer take place?

I am currently preparing another 4 websites and 3 e-shops - completed in January 2021 and I would like to create professional products with the possibility of upgrade.

Rudolf
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