The Connect app is hibernating for a while until we re-implement OAuth in Anahita. I highly dought if we will be supporting Facebook and LinkedIn in the new Connect App. Instead, there will be support for services such as Google, GitHub, and probably Twitter. I will be posting an announcement about the apps that we are going to discontinue or rewrite.
Hi Rastin, the Connect App is a dremendous benefit and key for a new social engine/platform to attract others. I am open to disscuss a budget, but this has to work as advertised until the new oAuth Library has been completed. Also the Publish to Twitter, FB and LinkedIn is a requirement. So lets get this "propper" maintened, until it will be replaced in the core. Never crash core features ;-) I suggest we talk.
Andre, I missed this last comment of yours; I just noticed it now. I appreciate your patience. For consumer projects, you are right. It is essential to have Facebook and Twitter login. However, none of our clients in the science, healthcare, and enterprise sectors are using those services for their B2B services. In fact, there are specific directives from their IT and privacy compliance that forbids them from using those services in their technologies. They mostly use services such as Google, Apple ID, or Amazon OAuth. Maintaining Oauth implementations are also costly and time-consuming; these 3rd party services are constantly changing their APIs and documentation. That is why we decided to drop Facebook and LinkedIn from Anahita. For the future version of com_connect, we are interested in having Google, GitHub, and possibly AppleID. We are also interested in privacy-friendly mobile authentication services.
In your case, you can fork com_connect and update the code for your project, and continue to maintain it.