This Week in devot:ee #19 - May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012
by Ryan Masuga

This week sees eight new add-ons, a new license type, and work being done towards fixing the “unsupported support forums” problem.

Recently Rolled Out

We added a Mozilla Public License to the available license types for an add-on. Hey, every week can't be a development all-star.

In Progress

We're actively working on re-doing the support forums regarding when and if they're made. They're currently automatic when an add-on goes into the system, but we're re-vamping this system to only create a support forum if the dev is going use devot:ee as the support channel.

All of these forums are spam-magnets and the ones where the developer doesn't offer official support end up with dead-end threads and people confused as to why the developer won't answer their questions.

This Week in Add-ons

  • SurgerEE (for EE2) by Digital Surgeons
    Ever want to use php in your templates because of some glaringly missing functionality? SurgerEE is an ongoing collection of tags filling those gaps and aiding with your template surgery.
  • ForEEcast ($, for EE2) by Lee Hilton
    Foreecast pulls it's data from and provides a five day weather forecast for your ExpressionEngine web project.
  • Ress (for EE2) by Tyssen
    RESS (Responsive Design + Server Side Components) add-on for ExpressionEngine detects the screen resolution of a device via javascript and then sets a variable which you can then access in your templates. Useful for creating responsive web design layouts that adapt to users’ screen size and can also conditionally show or hide content.
  • BasEE64 (for EE2) by Lee Hilton
    BasEE64 is an ExpressionEngine plugin that encodes and decodes data via the php base64_encode() and base64_decode() function.
  • Firemail Emails (for EE2) by Rein de Vries
    This small plugin shows emails sent with Firemail.
  • Zenbu MX Cloner Support Extension (for EE2) by Nicolas Bottari
    Adds an MX Cloner column in Zenbu's entry listing.
  • A&M Impact Search Suggest ($, for EE2) by a&m impact
    Take your search to the next level! Easily make suggestions for different search terms for mistyped words, based on any language's dictionary or a dictionary based on the content of your site.
  • ProForm Catchall (for EE2) by Isaac Raway (Airways)
    The ProForm Catchall field is a field plugin for ProForm that adds support for handling arbitrary fields posted to a form. When you don't know which fields are needed ahead of time, ProForm Catchall comes to the rescue. *** This plugin is part of ProForm's expanding platform for advanced form handling in ExpressionEngine 2.0.

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