The core DotNetNuke® Media Module has been idle for quite some time. Like many open source projects, peoples lives have gotten in the way of keeping this module updated. About 2 years ago, several members of the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group (ODUG) had gotten together to begin managing the Media Module. Some work was done with it, but nothing was checked in. After a while, the module was no longer being worked on. I am very excited to let you know that this has changed!
I had been working on the next release of the DNN Media Module for about a month. It was ready to go, but I had to prepare the module to go through the DNN release tracker. This was a foreign concept to me, so I procrastinated a bit on getting it done. Truth be told, I have really been busy over the past month, so the release tracker portion has waited about that long. I am very proud to announce that this part is taken care of. The next version of the Media Module should be in the release tracker sometime tomorrow!
This first release is not intended to take care of all of the weaknesses in the media module, but rather to fix any known bugs and give administrators a little bit more control over how the module works and renders. Here is a list of the updates coming in the next release:
There were many other minor updates made throughout the module, and some other significant improvements in the code as well. These updates will speak for themselves once you view the source code for the module. Mostly though, these updates have laid the foundation of some more exciting features that are planned for the module down the road.
I want to give a very special thanks to Ralph Williams for helping me with some CSS issues I was having with the module.
The updates will not end here. There are some significant updates planned for the future of this module.