Features that will be deprecated in JV-Relatives 4.0:
show_in_frontpage - Should related articles be displayed in frontpage?
This behaviour is not valid now, as related articles will be shown only when article is displayed in full in article pages and not in blog layout of several articles in a single page or so
show_in_intro - Show related articles when the article's intro is only shown
This behaviour is not valid now, as Joomla 1.6 passes only "text" as context, for those articles which display intro in full in blog pages
nometakeys_text - Show this message to admin, when no meta keys are configured for article, when he logs into frontend
No such message will be displayed in JV-REL 4.0
allow_sections - No sections anymore in Joomla 1.6
There is no concept of sections anymore in Joomla 1.6
static_content - Include static content in search for meta keyword matches
There is no more concept of static content with ID as 0, in joomla 1.6. Even static content have an ID in Joomla 1.6. So they are just like other categories. In JV-Relatives 4.0, static content will be included by default in JV-REL 4.0
sefpatch - Compatibility with SEF Patch
This will not be available till, SEF Patch works with J1.6
myblog - Compatibility with MyBlog
This will not be available till, MyBlog works with J1.6
include_categories - comma separated list of category IDs, whose articles when displayed, JV-REL will check for related articles
debug - option to show debug message above the article, when enabled.
Configurable option to display or hide "Powered by JV-Relatives" text below the related items content. This option will be switched off by default.
Some more major changes in JV-Relatives 4.0:
JV-Relatives 4.0, will introduce a new component that will store the configuration data used by itself and the plugin to get related articles.
We plan to create a single package installer and updater which will ease the installation and upgrade procedures.