Archive for April, 2006

MODx 0.9.2,

April 26th, 2006 No comments


April 25, 2006 – MODx 0.9.2 is available. “This is a security and bug fix release, though it does include quite a few new features as well. However, it does not include all the latest versions of the snippets.

For additional information, please read the release announcement on MODx forum.

Update: April 26, 2006 – MODx has been released. This is a bugfix release, as explained on MODx forum announcement (same link as above).

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Mambo 4.6 RC1

April 26th, 2006 No comments


Team Mambo would like to announce the availability of the first public Release Candidate for the new Version 4.6 of the Mambo Open Source CMS. “The Release Candidate comes after an extensive Public Beta period during which the Team took feedback from a large number of users and made enhancements to the system. Benchmarking during the Public Beta shows a significant improvement in performance and page loading speed.

To learn more, please read the Mambo 4.6 RC1 release announcement.

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Etomite 0.6.1 final released

April 13th, 2006 No comments


Etomite 0.6.1 final (Prelude) is now available for download from SourceForge. “Many new features have been added into this release which address authentication of visitors and/or users from the website side of a site. This means that you can now create custom interfaces which can be used to limit access to certain areas of your website.

Due to size constraints of the code base only the TinyMCE editor has been included in the download packages. Both FCKeditor and Xinha will also be made available as add-ins and should work without major adjustments by simply uploading the packages into your Etomite installation. Once installed, Etomite will recognize that the packages have been installed and will display them as editor options within the Etomite configuration panels.

For additional information, please refer to the release announcement in the Etomite forum.

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PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 1

April 13th, 2006 No comments


The PostNuke development team is proud to announce the release of PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 1.

This release signifies a point in development when the core architecture is in place for third party developers to begin testing their code for compatibility with future .8x series releases. As outlined in many other articles previously, the release of .8 is a major step forward in improving PostNuke’s core code, standards compliance and interface usability. While is released for testing purposes only, bug reports are welcome and should be submitted to the bugtracker.

Remember, this release of PostNuke is a development snapshot and should not be used in a live environment.

More information is available in the PostNuke release announcement.

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Rick Ellis and CodeIgniter

April 11th, 2006 No comments


pMachine CEO Rick Ellis speaks about CodeIgniter in an interview with Huw Collingbourne of Bitwise magazine.

CodeIgniter is a new open source lightweight PHP framework by Rick Ellis and Paul Burdick. In the interview Rick says “We need to draw a distinction between content management systems and frameworks since their intended audience is generally different. A framework is a development tool, requiring someone with programming skills. Frameworks are for people who want to roll their own solution. A CMS is a web publishing tool that provides out of the box capability and is generally usable by lay-people.

The first full version of Code Igniter was released in March 2006. You can download the current version from the CodeIgniter web site, which also provides full documentation and some animated tutorials.

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DotClear 1.2.4

April 11th, 2006 No comments


DotClear 1.2.4 corrects a set of minor security flaws and offers a few improvements over the previous version.

Also the Spamplemousse plugin (to block comment spam) has been enhanced, so upgrading your site is strongly recommended.

Special thanks go to Christophe Grenier for submitting corrections following a security audit. For additional information, please refer to the release announcement (in French).

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The Price Tower

April 9th, 2006 No comments

[The Price Tower]

The Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK, is the only skyscraper built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Commissioned by Harold C. Price and completed in 1956, the Tower celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Wright called his tower “the tree that escaped the crowded forest”, because it was originally conceived for New York City, but was built in the Oklahoma prairie instead.

The building design actually resembles a tree, with all the 19 floor slabs departing from a central “trunk” structure like cantilevered “branches”, and the walls hanging from the ceiling like curtains, or “leaves”.

The Price Tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most significant examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

The Price Tower photo comes from Lost Tulsa, a photoblog that covers abandoned or restored places and structures around Tulsa. Some are significant for their style or representation of an era, some are significant to the author, due to what they represented to him in the past.
Thank you Tom!

Categories: Oklahoma!

Typo3 version 4.0

April 7th, 2006 No comments


The Typo3 Association has launched Typo3 version 4.0.

With version 4.0, the WYSIWYG editor HTMLArea comes pre-installed as the standard editor in the Typo3 backend. Useful features like ‘drag and drop’ functionality within the page-tree and filelist view as well as 100% true-colour support for all image processes has been built into the standard product.

Additionally, a completely integrated database abstraction layer (DBAL) supports the connection to DBMS systems which is often demanded by larger installations. This enables database systems such as Oracle and Postgres to be used by Typo3 for data storage.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Easter eggs, Southwest style

April 2nd, 2006 No comments

[Easter eggs]

I have found this nice article by Juanita Browne, published 21 years ago in the March-April issue of Mother Earth News magazine. The author explains how to paint Easter eggs with the beautiful designs of the Southwest’s Native Americans.

I won’t report here the many suggestions to find natural dye materials (nature provides quite a palette for you to choose colors from), the detailed dyeing instructions, and the decoration and finishing tips you can find in the article; I think you’d better read the original.

I’ll just report this note of caution: don’t eat a dyed egg unless you know positively that the dye you used is nontoxic. Rather than eat ours, we can save the eggs we color and add them to our collection for Easters to come. Cooked eggs can be preserved for years, if they aren’t cracked, because the inside will gradually harden and shrink away from the shell. If one should crack, though, grab your gas mask and throw the egg away quickly!

Categories: Oklahoma!


April 1st, 2006 No comments

Great news today! WordPress and TextPattern have just announced their merger, and the birth of WordPattern.

An excerpt from the new website:

Our groundbreaking, no-nonsense approach of creating a fast and lean CMSMS (CMS management system) is unparalleled and will fulfill the need of every user out there – we won’t be content with anything less.

A pluggable and highly scalable framework architecture with zero-configuration will allow the integration of every CMS on the planet and provide full backward-, forward- and sideways-compatibility to existing solutions.

[Update: April 2 – of course this was a joke …]

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