Jan. 24, 2011 - UPDATE: Joomla.org has updated and improved the Extensions Directory's advanced search utility. Now we can search extensions by their compatibility with the various Joomla versions. Check it out: New Joomla Extensions Advanced Search.
The info below is now obsolete.
Something that has irked me for some time now is the fact that the JED (Joomla Extension Directory) doesn't have a dedicated category, or a filter, that shows extensions based on their Joomla version compatibility. That is, you can't simply click a button in the JED and see all the Joomla v1.0 native extensions, or the v1.5 native extensions, or the v1.6 native extensions.
This wasn't a huge deal before when you could make older J1.0 extensions work in J1.5 by enabling the legacy mode. But now, with J1.6, our most favourite-ist J1.5 plugins aren't going to work at all.
With this fact in mind, one wants the ability to find all the v1.6 compatible plugins quickly, rather than have to visually scan through the dozens of categories looking for the blue-coloured "1.6 Native" icons. Personally, I have been typing the text "1.6 Native" into the JED search, but that only brings up 45 of the 1.6 native extensions. There had to be, I thought, a better way! Enter jen4web to the rescue.
Jen4web is a user on the Joomla.org forums who posted this crafty little URL for finding Joomla 1.6 native extensions:
http://extensions.joomla.org/search?q=&t=2075 (now obsolete, see intro info above)
Use that URL and you'll find, at the time of this writing, 108 Joomla 1.6 native extensions.
Thank you, Jen! :)