Archive for August 31st, 2006


August 31st, 2006 No comments


Joomla! is a fork of Mambo, or the other way around? According to this article in the Joomla! Developer Blog, in August 2005 a dispute developed within the Mambo Steering Committee. “The entire Core Team decided to sever ties with Miro, the company supporting Mambo, and leave the project. They regrouped under another name and released Joomla! 1.0 in September 2005.

Another way to look at it is like this:

Mambo today: same name, same base code, different team;
Joomla! today: different name, same base code, same team.

This makes it hard to answer the question “what is the original”. Joomla! 1.0 and Mambo 4.5.3 should be mostly compatible, being both based upon Mambo 4.5.2. Following the release of Joomla! 1.5 and Mambo 4.6 we are likely to see polarisation of the two projects and each provide its own richness and new flavours to the Open Source movement.

Categories: Directory

ExpressionEngine 1.5

August 31st, 2006 No comments


The pMachine team is pleased to introduce ExpressionEngine 1.5, the Simple Commerce module, the Discussion Forums module 1.3.1, and the Wiki module 1.1.

ExpressionEngine 1.5 “is a major release bringing integrated commerce to ExpressionEngine along with an additional 70 features and enhancements.

The Simple Commerce Module fully integrates the purchasing power of PayPal into your existing ExpressionEngine site with this easy to use, flexible solution.

Customizable email notifications for each product, member group assignment upon purchase, built in encryption, and automated purchase tracking through PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification service give you the power you need to run your own store.

The Simple Commerce Module is included free with ExpressionEngine Personal and Commercial licenses.

For a full list of the new ExpressionEngine 1.5 features and enhancements, please read the release announcement and the change log.

Categories: News


August 31st, 2006 No comments


Geeklog “is a PHP/MySQL based application for managing dynamic web content.

Out of the box, it is a blog engine, or a CMS with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and all the other vital features of such a system.

The core Geeklog distribution can easily be extended by the many community developed plugins to radically alter its functionality. Available plugins include forums, image galleries, and many more.

Geeklog was originally developed for the Security Geeks web site and was originally authored by Jason Whittenburg. In early 2001, Jason handed the project over to Tony Bibbs. Tony is currently focusing on getting the next generation Geeklog, dubbed GL2, off the ground, while Dirk Haun is now maintaining the 1.x branch.

Geeklog is open source software and is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory