New Life in IT wishes to express its thanks to Sam Higgins of Jumar Solutions Australia for sponsoring us for a day of Joomla 1.6 development. Thank you Jumar Solutions.

New Life in IT wishes to express its thanks to Grant Weyer and Damian Hickey, owners of ZacWare, for also rising to the occasion and sponsoring us for two more whole days of Joomla 1.6 development. This follows on from Brett Hooker’s sponsorship this week which greatly assisted in the refactoring of, and adding new features to, the Joomla 1.6 Menu Manager. Thank you ZacWare.

Advanced Administrator Menu version 1.0.1 has been released. This module and component allow you to create new groups of components in the Joomla Administrator Menu, especially useful if you have many extensions installed. This version syncronises the menu with the recent release of Joomla 1.5.11.

Content Manager is a free suite of Joomla extensions that allows you to access control who can edit articles from the Joomla frontend. Version 1.0.4 Beta 1 is now available for download. Combined several extensions from jxtended.com, Content Manager allows you to create new user groups and limit users to create or modify articles on a per category basis. For more information see the Content Manager page on The Art of Joomla web site.

New Life in IT wishes to express its thanks to Brett Hooker, owner of Roarz Computing, for sponsoring us financially to contribute more whole development days to complete Joomla 1.6. “It’s pretty important that you be able to focus on 1.6!” Brett says as he was talking to Andrew Eddie, New Life director and long time contributor to the Joomla Project, about the idea. Brett is also a sponsor of the Joomla User Group Brisbane and has now gone the extra step of giving back directly to the Joomla Community through development. Thank you Brett!

Engineer version 2.0.4 is now available for download. This version fixes several small issues reported by users. For more information see the Engineer page at the Art of Joomla web site. Engineer is a Joomla Administrator component that assists component developers in building XML installation files for their extensions.

Advanced Administrator Menu beta 2 is now available. This version fixes several small issues reported by users and improves usability. For more information see the Advanced Administrator Menu page at the Art of Joomla web site.