New versions of all Connector services-related extensions are on their way to the TER.
The main change is that each type of Connector service can now provide a sample configuration. This configuration is read by the Connector BE module and is preloaded when a service is selected. This helps in not forgetting some configuration parameter.
Providing a sample configuration is easy. It is a sample text file, which must be located in Resources/Public/Samples/Configuration.txt
Under the hood, the BE module has been entirely rewritten with Extbase. It also provides a new option for changing the output format, either raw, XML string or PHP array. This makes it even easier to test connector services, in particular when developing a new service.
The various services each received some bug fixes and small enhancements. Their compatibility with TYPO3 4.7 was verified and the required TYPO3 version was raised to 4.5 for all services.