Archive for December, 2006

Typo3 4.1 beta 2

December 20th, 2006 No comments


Typo3 4.1 beta 2 has been released, together with a Security Bulletin, to fix a critical security problem affecting also Typo3 releases 4.0 through 4.0.3.

A detailed list of the additional changes between beta 1 and beta 2 is available in the release announcement. The development team are planning to release one more Typo3 4.1 beta, and then proceed to the RC phase.

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eZ publish 3.9.0

December 18th, 2006 No comments

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The new eZ Publish 3.9.0 release includes various enhancements that will benefit users and integrators. Most notably, eZ Publish 3.9.0 includes the new easy-to-use Website Interface and the out-of-the-box functionality you find in eZ Publish Now.

The main focus of this release has been to fix issues that were suggested to us by our community, users and partners.

Please see the release announcement and the changelog for details.

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Geeklog 1.4.1 RC1

December 17th, 2006 No comments


The first release candidate for Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download.

While this is not the final 1.4.1 yet, we would like to ask you to download it and try it out to help us track down any remaining issues. Please also keep in mind that once 1.4.1 is out, the support for Geeklog 1.3.11, and therefore for the entire 1.3.x line, will end. So now would be a good time to start planning for an upgrade of your site.

If all goes according to plan, the final 1.4.1 should be ready before the end of the year. For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Pligg beta 9

December 17th, 2006 No comments


Pligg’s first birthday on December 17 is being celebrated with the release of Pligg beta 9.

Improvements include:

* a module system, to easily add features without having to modify the core code, and to delete features you don’t want
* a new default template, DigitalNature (thanks to Unu and Kbeeveer46)
* an RSS Importer
* many modules (Google Adsense, Embed video, Site statistics, Ajax contact form, …)

To learn more, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

Drupal 5 RC1

December 15th, 2006 No comments


After just two beta releases, the first Drupal 5 release candidate (RC1) has been made available.

While we do not recommend to run release candidate 1 on production sites, we are going to break the rule ourselves on, in order to test Drupal 5 on a large site. We plan to upgrade to Drupal 5 RC1 somewhere during the next couple of weeks.

For more information and a changelog since the last beta, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News


December 12th, 2006 No comments


Pivot is a tool to create weblogs and other dynamic websites, started by Bob den Otter, a developer from the Netherlands. The first release appeared in June 2001.

Pivot is written in PHP and requires no additional libraries to run, nor any databases like MySQL. “Some of the features of Pivot are:

* Sophisticated Categories/Weblogs system, so you can maintain several weblogs and publish your entries how you like;
* Template based. Fully adaptable to your wishes;
* Keeps simple statistics of how your visitors came to your site;
* Easy to upload and include pictures with your log-entries;
* Allows for making thumbnails of uploaded images;
* Comment system that remembers your visitors (if they wish);
* Creates RSS and Atom feeds;
* IP-blocking, to prevent certain people from leaving comments;
* Archiving by week or month, and/or by category;
* Optionally supports full wysiwyg editing of your posts;
* Supports Textile, both in entries and in comments;
* No external databases are required, just plain PHP;
* Makes valid xhtml, when possible.

Pivot is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory


December 12th, 2006 No comments


SPIP (Système de Publication Pour l’Internet) is a publishing system initially developed to manage the site uZine, and officially released to the public on July 1, 2001.

SPIP started with a French only interface, so it was not well known outside the French speaking world until, with SPIP release 1.6 in May 2003, English, Spanish, German and many other languages were supported as well.

SPIP is a PHP and MySQL application, and is made available under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory


December 8th, 2006 No comments


dBlog was born in 2003, written by Daniele (marlenek) for his personal blog, and later released to the public under the GNU GPL (General Public License) with the additional requirement to keep a link back to the dBlog website.

Out of the box dBlog is a weblog and a photoblog. Its features include RSS and Atom feeds, moderated user comments, calendar, site search, statistics, templating, and many more, like other blog and content management platforms.

Somewhat less usual are the system requirements for this platform. dBlog is not a PHP – MySQL application, but is based on ASP and the MS Access database, and requires a Windows server with IIS.

So it could be the right choice for those who prefer or need to be based on a Microsoft environment. The latest available version is dBlog 2.0, released on November 26, 2005.

Categories: Directory

LifeType 1.1.3

December 6th, 2006 No comments


LifeType 1.1.3, the latest maintenance release of the 1.1 branch, is now available containing a handful of fixes.

LifeType 1.1.3 mainly addresses issues in the registration process and fixes the ‘save draft’ functionality, which was broken as of LifeType 1.1.2.

The full list of issues fixed in this release is reported in the release announcement. “Please consider upgrading as soon as possible, as LifeType up to release 1.1.2 contains an issue in the registration process where it is possible to fool the validation code and register user names and blogs with incorrect characters.

Categories: News

Typo3 4.0.3

December 5th, 2006 No comments


Typo3 version 4.0.3, the new bugfix release of Typo3 4.0 has been released.

Among the improvements there are a few corrections for Internet Explorer 7 compatibility, fixes for the Data Base Abstraction Layer using ADODB, and a few security enhancements.

For more detailed information, please read the release announcement.

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