Ninjaboard 1.2 nightly builds available

Ben Hornedo on 31 July, 2011

The first alpha build of 1.2 is now available on our beta channel!

No builds from the beta channel is recommended for production sites. Please don't install this on live sites, it's very unstable and we don't expect it to be usable until beta status.

We're currently refactoring our codebase to not only use Nooku Framework Alpha 3 (Ninjaboard 1.1 is on Alpha 2, and the differences between the two is like Joomla 1.5 vs 1.6), but also to work on Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and on Nooku Server.

Wait, this is a Nooku extension, shouldn't it work out of the box with all of these platforms especially Nooku Server?

Ninjaboard have been able to run on Nooku Server all along as long as the Nooku Server shipped with the same revision of Nooku Framework as Ninjaboard.
Nooku Server got a lot of new innovations in terms of what we can do in the administrator UI using CSS3 flex layouts and more, and we intend to take full advantage of those.

For Joomla 1.6 and onwards, we need to update our MooTools javascript to work on MooTools 1.3, and we need to upgrade our ACL code to work with the new data model in Joomla 1.6+.

This build of Ninjaboard 1.2 focused on making the installer and built in updater work seamlessly on these 3 new platforms. So you can install it, and use the dashboard "Check for Updates…" button for updating to the latest nightly build.

Other than that, the code in 1.2 is extremely "work in progress" right now, so very little of the overall functionality of Ninjaboard is working.

Since 1.2 is expected to be very unstable during the alpha stages we'd like to ask everyone to wait with testing for bugs until we reach beta.

Your Response

  • Missing "administrator/components/com_ninja/setup/ninja.1.7.php" or is that intentional?
  • joomla 1.7
    The Ninja Framework component (com_ninja) is required for this component to run?
    But System - Ninja Framework is turned on. What should i do?
    • Hi genko1,

      Thank for trying Ninjaboard.

      Unfortunately, Ninjaboard doesn't run on Joomla 1.7. This is mentioned on the Ninjaboard page here on, and on the Ninjaboard page on the JED.

      The version that will work on Joomla 1.7 will be released later in the year.
  • Hi Mark
    Any idea when the version for joomla 1.7 might be released...?
  • I'm running Easyblog from Stackideas on a few 1.7 websites and would like to know when the 1.7 version is ready for release.
  • Hi there,

    what´s happening with the great Ninjaboard? Is it dead??
    Would be glad to hear any news about new versions and what´s going on behind the scences...


    • Hi Nobs,

      Good question! :)

      The lead developer of Ninjaboard, Stian, is travelling in Japan on a month long vacation.

      When he returns, we will release the Joomla 2.5 compatible version of Ninjaboard.
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