ExpressionEngine 2 Add-on Plans
Published on 3rd May, 2010 by Stephen Lewis
The following table lists my current plans for each add-on, along with some explanatory notes, where necessary. Add-ons are listed in order of priority.
You’ll notice that there are no projected release dates for any of the add-ons.
My experiences to date suggest that development will take much longer than I either hope or anticipate. There’s little point in me throwing out arbitrary deadlines, and shuffling my feet awkwardly when they fly by; each add-on will be released when it’s done to a standard with which I am happy.
|Campaigner||Free upgrade for existing Campaigner customers.|
|BucketList||Despite several public calls for an EE 2 version of BucketList, the EE 1 version has never been a big seller. It’s therefore very difficult to justify the development time required for an EE 2 version.|
|SL Combinator||An EE 2 version exists, but is very unlikely to see the light of day. Minimee does something very similar, and has a much cooler name, dammit.|
|SL Developer Info|
|SL Field Formatting||Not possible||A quick scout through the EE 2 codebase suggests that the extension hooks required to implement SL Field Formatting have not (yet) been implemented.|
|DropDate||With thanks to Low Dogg.|
|SL Comment Redirect||Undecided|
|SL Google Map||Undecided||I’ve made no secret of the fact that the next version of SL Google Map is likely to be a commercial release. Implementing multiple locations per map, aggregate maps, directions, and many of the other frequently-requested features is a lot of work, and I would need to cover at least some of my costs. The release of MX Google Map makes this a far less viable proposition.|
|Deniro||The third-party service upon which Deniro relies has completely changed its API, forcing me to retire the EE 1 version. I have no plans to write an EE2 version.|
If I haven’t yet committed to converting an add-on upon which you rely, please let me know. Your heartfelt plea may not change my mind, but at the very least it will give me an overwhelming sense of power.