1 - as far as I understand the "full rewrite" you are mentioning is the planned "Joocial Connect - version 9" release, Am I right ?
2 - Please, What about its release date ?!?
3 - Please, from "Joocial 8.9.1" to "Joocial Connect - version 9" will be a simple update as always ?
1. Yes, Joocial Connect - version 9 is coming with the new architecture.
2. We plan to release the stable version in 3-6 months. We plan to have the first alpha version in January.
3. Yes. In fact, it is going to run on the same tables, but with a different extension name.
At this time, we have the engine almost working, so you can configure it with the current user interface and execute the new engine from the server command line. The first alpha version to be released in January will run on this headless mode.
The main objective of the new User Interface is to support all devices in a single code base. Until now, we have been duplicating the user interface for Backend, Frontend and mobile apps. In the new version, we will consolidate all these interfaces in a single common interface.
So, the new panel interface will be different, though it will have the same functional features (e.g. Channels, Feeds, Posts, Rules, etc).
About the alpha version, we plan to install it on our servers before release it. So, it should work from day 1.
So, I will buy Joocial before the end of the year and wait to install directly the new "Joocial Connect" as soon as alpha release will be ready...
I would be happy if you can advice me as it will be ready, so I can install and begin to configure it as soon as possible... thank you very much!