Jamroom 7 has been released + 20 years of Jamroom!

last year
10,145 posts
Some of you may already know since I pushed Jamroom 7 to the stable channel last week, but I wanted to "officially" announce that Jamroom 7 has been released!

JR7 comes with a ton of updates, tweaks and fixes - mainly around adding support for PHP 8+ and setting up some low level systems to be easier to support going forward. There's also a lot of small updates and tweaks through out the Core and dozens of modules.

I've also released a few new modules in to the Marketplace:

The new Analytics module adds a real time analytics tab in to your system Dashboard:

Audio Import
The Audio Import module is designed for importing large amounts of audio files directly from the server file system. This used to be a "tool" in the Audio module but has been broken out in to a separate module:

Image Optimizer
The Image Optimizer module will "optimize" JPG images so they take up a little less space. Note that this module WILL permanently change the images so only use this if you want to save some space on your server:

Javascript Event Logger
If you are a 3rd party developer, the JS event logger module will log JS errors and issues in to your site activity log given you a way to see Javascript errors your users may be running in to:

SSH Support
The SSH Support module is designed for module developers to have access to low level SSH and SFTP support:

Rate Limiter
The Rate Limiter module provides low level rate limiting to prevent bots and scanners from hammering your site:

Twilio Messaging
The Twilio messaging module adds support for Text Messages to your user notification options (note that a Twilio account is required - sending text messages is not free):

I'm excited to finally get Jamroom 7 out in to release so we can start moving forward again.

Jamroom turns 20!

For those of you that have been around since the beginning, can you believe it was 20 years ago that Jamroom 1 was released? I want to thank all of you that have stuck around over the years - I know JR has had it's "ups and downs" but it's still chugging along :)

I personally still work on Jamroom every day (for those of you that do not know, I've been employed full time for the last 5 years developing the worlds largest JR system) and even though it has been over 20 years, I still enjoy working on JR and developing new things, so I'm excited to get JR brought up to speed for the next chapter.

I hope you all enjoy the new releases and thanks again for being Jamroom users all these years!

Brian Johnson
Founder and Lead Developer - Jamroom

updated by @brian: 11/04/23 02:46:19PM