I haven't given it the full rating yet because there is one small thing (not sure if it is a bug or a feature) where the templateDetails.xml has generated some module positions that are not present in my index.php file and missed two custom positions I coded into it.
I would be interested to know how it generates module positions, does it scan the index.php file and extract them from there? Or does it just insert a generic list of default positions from the Joomla core template system? If it could be made (or fixed, if this is a bug rather than a feature) to generate only those present in the index.php then it would get my 5-star rating.
Also, I am just curious to know where the blank list of CSS styles is generated from? Do you use the list from a known Joomla template or template designer (eg: Barrie North's J1.5 templating tutorial sample CSS) or is this your own list? It would be a very interesting possibility for a new feature if we were able to create our own CSS master code, or even import one from a known "sample template".
The downside of that idea of course would be that the application would loose its standalone portability, by needing to have an app directory to save custom user CSS templates. But, being the huge lover of portable apps that I am, I'm not sure if sacrificing the standalone nature of the .exe would be worth an additional user feature. Hrmmmmm.
I hope word gets out around the Joomla communities that such a brilliant concept-of-a-tool exists and you get the credit you deserve for developing this for our use. Good luck in your future developments.
Hi, thanks for your in-depth reply!
JTT uses it's own built-in routine for writing the templateDetails.xml file (if you're familiar with C++/C# you can always check the source code), at this point it does not scan the index.php file (but you throw me a good hint for future development). As for CSS, I used my own "gatherings" which I collected from various resources (sometimes by reverse engineer templates, and sometimes in Joomla! code).
I'm sorry I don't have more spare time to write better reply, but I simply had to write this short reply to your post.
Once again, thank you all for using JTT!