Works on Open Power Template 2.1, the greatly extended successor of OPT 2.0 are almost finished. I know it was a long year, but finally we reach a point where we can plan our next steps and think, what to do next. The current package will be soon packed as OPT 2.1-BETA2, and the remaining functionality will appear as a part of the first Release Candidate.
Keyword - OPT2
Monday, 01 November 2010
Saturday, 04 September 2010
I'm pleased to inform that after a year of work, Open Power Template 2.1 goes into a beta testing phase. As you might expect, the new branch is a revolutionary evolution. Although it was born in pain, the new development stage is a fact. In this post I'd like to describe briefly the changes and new stuff that can be found there. Meanwhile, if you look for stable releases, OPT 2.0.6 is also available to download. It fixes four bugs.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
So far, our projects have been hosted with Subversion control system installed on our own servers. While it is quite convenient and we are not limited by resources, it causes some problems with authentication and simplifying access for users that wish to help us developing our projects. In the last days, we have been discussing on that and decided to switch to Git. In the near future, all the projects will migrate to Github which will become our official hosting platform. I hope it will make the collaboration much easier.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
The incoming Open Power Template 2.1 will have a new, more powerful expression parser. Basically speaking, expressions are those pieces of language that evaluate something, producing a value, i.e. variables and operators. Both OPT 1.1 and 2.0 use a nice, manually-written parser that compiles them to a PHP code, validating their syntax and performing some extra transformations. While it works well, I think I reached the end of possible ways to extend it. It would be simply too complicated to implement new features to it, so I decided I must rewrite it into a formal grammar. Today, the main works on it are finished.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
I have published a new tutorial for Open Power Template today. It shows how to use sections and data formats for OPT. I chose this topic, because I noticed that some users have problems with understanding them and decided that an extra tutorial would help them. Before the end of the year, I'll try to write one more text about working with XML in OPT. The article is available on Invenzzia website both in English and Polish language versions.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
In this note, I would like to show some new features of the incoming Open Power Template 2.1. The new branch, which is currently under development, will bring many new tools and improvements to the template language syntax and the library API. Some of them are already implemented, but there is still a lot of work to do. It is hard to say when it is going to be released, but I'll do my best, so that you would not have to wait another year for it.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Finally, after a 1.5 years of the development process, we managed to release the first stable version of Open Power Template. The road was very long but I hope that it was worth it. In this short entry, I'd like to make a small introduction to the project history for you, as it is quite interesting and could give some clue, how this all began.
Wednesday, 08 July 2009
Welcome back after a short break. Although there were no summaries in the last month, Invenzzia projects are still active and maintained. We have released two new versions in June, and now we are reaching the moment of releasing... the first stable version of Open Power Template 2! Stay with us and read more about the progress and the current status of the projects.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Welcome to the fourth episode of Invenzzia Summaries. The issues discussed today:
- Incoming TypeFriendly 0.1.2 release
- Revised plans for 0.2 branch of TypeFriendly
- Open Power Classes
- Release plan for Open Power Template
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Finally, the first Release Candidate of Open Power Template is available to download, after 4 months of testing and implementing the remaining features. The library seems to be completed and stable enough for both development and production environments. Of course, there is still a small possibility that a fatal bug will be found, but I do not think this will happen, as there are lots of unit tests present and the code has been checked with two real-world web applications.
Welcome to the third episode of the Invenzzia Summaries. Today we will make a small celebration of the 100th revision to the OPL repository, as well as take a closer look at the recently implemented features, such as PHAR support, caching interface and the improved autoloader.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Invenzzia Summaries are the way to inform about what's going on in Invenzzia and its open-source projects. In the second episode we will talk about incoming OPT 2.0-RC1, OPL port for Zend Framework and the incoming first bigger practical tutorial about OPT.
Friday, 10 April 2009
This is the first episode of the Invenzzia Summaries, a way to inform about various events and activities of Invenzzia Group and the development of the open-source projects. We will try to publish them regularly, but the exact period depends on the amount of issues worth concerning. In the first episode, we will talk about the last beta version of Open Power Template and the new projects that are going to use it.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
I've recently uploaded the first revision of Open Power Libs port for Zend Framework to our SVN repositories and it is available there for public audience. The port is not completed yet, but the basic functionality is present and seems to work. I encourage everyone to test it and submit suggestions or noticed bugs. The package includes a test ZF application, and the source code is well-commented. I'll put some extra information on wiki soon, as well as set up the "real" user manual.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Hi everyone, in the last few days, we had a lot of work around Invenzzia and its projects. In this entry I would like to inform, what currently is going on. We will talk about OPT 2, TypeFriendly, our new website and the activity in open source project trackers.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
One of the goals in the OPL project is not only to provide a set of great libraries, but also teach the popular PHP software, how to use them. Currently, lots of applications are designed with the help of frameworks which often provide their own solutions. It is obvious that the users do not want to deal with all the integration stuff, especially if the library is in fact a replacement for a whole part of the framework. This situation perfectly suits to Open Power Template that is rather a presentation layer framework than just a simple template engine. Currently, the programmers may already use OPT in Kohana Framework thanks to the efforts of Damian Nowak who prepared a nice port. And now, we would like the announcement of the Zend Framework port that will be released soon.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
It's true, the new beta version of Open Power Template is available to download. It was planned to be released a week ago, but because of problems with SVN I didn't manage to do that (again, but hopefully for the last time). This is mostly a bugfix release, but there are some small improvements and changes in the component API, which was not documented then. The changes are not too big and were quite necessary to be introduced.
Tuesday, 06 January 2009
Well, after many adventures with SVN and recently discovered problems with XML prologs and DTD I finally managed to release the first beta version of Open Power Template. From now, we are going to focus on removing as many bugs and problems as possible and we need here your help. Furthermore, we also need to complete the English manual, which is quite big now, but still does not explain some issues.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Merry Christmas everyone! We've had a small delay with OPT 2.0.0-beta1 concerning SVN problems, but they seem to be solved. After the Christmas, we are planning to make important changes in OPL repository layout and everybody whose scripts depend on checking out should upgrade their paths. It is connected with introducing the independent development cycles for each library. The details can be found below.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Somewhere in the middle of November 2007, I wrote the first (working!) lines of the Open Power Template 2.0.0 source code. After a year of hard work, I've already uploaded a revision that finally gives you all the invented features implemented. For that time, OPTv2 grew and changed its shape. The first development releases resembled OPT 1.1.x when it comes to API and some features. They were just ported to the new XML compiler. Nowadays, OPT is a totally different library. It is much more modularized and designed to make the integration with frameworks easier. There is still a lot to do. The incoming release will be the last one with the "-dev" prefix, and in the next few weeks, the beta versions will appear, then Release Candidates and at last, the first stable release.
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