JEvents 1.5 (No longer actively supported)

Firefox 9.0.1 problem seems to be fixed in Firefox 10

JEvents 2.0 was launched over 2 years ago and the latest stable version is version 2.2 which will run on Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5. JEvents 1.5 is therefore no longer actively supported - you should upgrade to JEvents 2.2+ as soon as possible.
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Postby nigelss » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:46 pm

Thought you might be interested...

Firefox 10 has just come out and seems to fix the problem introduced in Firefox 9.0.1 with JCE and JEvents. I'm running old stuff (Joomla 1.5.25, JEvents 1.5.4) and got scuppered by Firefox 9.0.1 so I just used other browsers. I haven't changed anything at all and find that I can specify events fine using Firefox 10. This is with JEvents using separate tabs for the event and calendar settings.

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Postby Tonyp » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:50 pm

It might be more of a workaround.

Do you have the Mootools upgrade plugin enabled and I would highly advise upgrading to JEvents 1.5.6 at least.

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Postby nigelss » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:58 am

Apologies for the delay in responding. I'm unclear what you mean by "it might be more of a workaround". For many months I was able to use JEvents 1.5.4 with no problems at all - at least from the point of view of someone using basic facilities to maintain an events calendar. I know it has serious issues. For example, the option to set a metatag to stop search engines indexing events doesn't work. Once I spotted this from the server logs I had to put something in robots.txt to stop the spiders.

But I digress. Everything was fine using Firefox, then 9.0.1 comes out and BANG! the editor doesn't work any more and I'm getting irate telephone calls from angry users. Nothing is changed, users told to use a different browser, Firefox 10 comes out and all is seemingly well again.

Just for the record the mootools upgrade plugin is not enabled for the 1.5.25 website. One of my reasons for not going to Joomla 1.7 yet is that the templates seem to insist on loading 320Kb of Mootools libraries for every page served whether or not it is actually used which is a ridiculous waste of server capacity and user bandwidth. I note what you say about upgrading to JEvents 1.5.6 and will try it on a test site.

Does JEvents 2.0.x rely on the mootools library being available?

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Postby Tonyp » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:56 pm

Hi Nigel,

Most things these days rely on the Mootools library being enabled, JEvents should use this and it is what is used to select the date and time on JEvents 2.x. Furthermore, Mootools is not constantly downloaded. Browsers have cache once it is loaded from the initial visit to the site the browser checks if there are any changes in the script and if not loads the local one thus minimal.

Mootools also allows for browser compatibility, so the chances are using the latest might have solved your problem with ff9 as I certainly did not have the issue you described.

Jquery can clash with Mootools if it is not running in no.conflict mode too.

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Postby nigelss » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:18 pm

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the reply. If someone visits a website and doesn't have Mootools in their cache already it is going to get downloaded. With Joomla 1.6/7 2.5 templates as supplied that is around 320Kb. If not on a fast link it can take a long time. Another point to ponder is that Google allegedly takes page load time into account in its ranking algorithms. As a comparison it is crazy to make someone download the complete works of Shakespeare so they can read the "to be or not to be" speech when all they need is Hamlet (and not all of that either!).

As regards Firefox 9.0.1 there most definitely was a serious problem as related in a JEvents news story (http://www.jevents.net/en/jevnews/163-f ... r-problems) and subsequently pursued at length in these forums.

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