Archive for February, 2007

Pligg beta 9.1

February 18th, 2007 No comments


Pligg beta 9.1 has been released today on SourceForge.

You can read the release announcement with a detailed changelog in the Pligg Forum.

Categories: News

e107 version 0.7.8

February 17th, 2007 No comments


e107 release 0.7.8 is available for download.

This release is a bugfix release only, like all the future releases of the 0.7.x branch.

For additional details, and for a list of corrections, please read the release announcement and the changelog.

Categories: News

Lifetype 1.1.6 and 1.2 beta 2

February 14th, 2007 No comments


A critical security issue has been discovered in Lifetype affecting all versions including Lifetype 1.1.5 and Lifetype 1.2 beta 1. It is recommended that all users upgrade to the 1.1.6 and 1.2 beta 2 releases as soon as possible.

The security issue involves a carefully crafted URL that could disclose the contents of critical files. Users of the 1.1.x branch should upgrade to Lifetype 1.1.6 and users of Lifetype 1.2 beta 1 should upgrade to Lifetype 1.2 beta 2.

For additional information, please refer to the release announcement.

Categories: News

DotClear themes

February 11th, 2007 No comments


DotClear offers a very convenient way to quickly change the design and layout of your site. New themes can be installed and activated from the Administration panel, so you don’t have to manually download an archive, unzip it, and upload the theme files to your site.

To install a new DotClear theme:

1. from the Administration panel, select Tools – Themes manager;
2. enter the URL, http or ftp, of the theme package file (theme package files have the extension .pkg.gz);
3. click the install button: the new theme will appear in the List of installed themes.

To activate an installed theme:

1. click “use this theme” for the theme you wish to activate.

Many DotClear themes are freely available over the Internet. A nice DotClear theme gallery is at Camping Clair de Lune, where you can find hundreds of themes, both for DotClear 1.2.x and DotClear 2.

A DotClear theme is essentially a small PHP application, named template.php, complemented by a CSS file. The task of template.php is to output the XHTML code for a specific page type (DotClear page types are the home page, the single post page, the category archive page, the monthly archive page, the search results page).

The DotClear core in turn provides the theme API, which allows template.php to perform basic functions like accessing posts and comments, building navigation, and determining the current page type.

In conclusion the DotClear theme system allows users to quickly change their site design and layout; and, being based on PHP, doesn’t require designers to learn a special templating language while allowing them great flexibility in building custom themes.

Categories: Articles

PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 3

February 7th, 2007 No comments


The PostNuke Team is proud to announce the availability of PostNuke 0.800 MS3. This is the final stage in our progress towards Release Candidates, with the codebase almost feature complete and boasting preliminary PostgreSQL compatibility.

Since MS2, the search module has been updated, the PostNuke Forms system is ready for use and there have been many bug fixes; but do not use 0.800 on a production website yet.

For additional details, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

Typo3 4.1 RC1

February 5th, 2007 No comments


The core team is proud to announce the first Release Candidate of Typo3 4.1. The 4.1 development is now feature frozen so only bugfixes will be added.

A few notable changes between 4.1 beta 3 and RC1 are:

* PHP version requirement raised to PHP 4.3.0
* Some database performance improvements (by Dmitry Dulepov)
* Moved prototype.js and scriptaculous to typo3/contrib/ and upgraded them to their latest versions (by Oliver Hader)
* Lots of important bugfixes related to M:M relation handling, PHP 5.2.0 compatibility, IRRE, indexed_search and the AJAX page tree.

The core team expects that Typo3 4.1 final can be released before the end of February. For additional information, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

Mambo 4.5.5

February 4th, 2007 No comments


Team Mambo today released a maintenance update for the 4.5.x series of sites. Dubbed version 4.5.5, this release was motivated by the formal release of the IE7 browser, which introduced some users to template display issues. The opportunity was also taken to correct several small issues in the system.

4.5.5 is only for users of the 4.5.x series. Users of the 4.6.x series should not install this update. All 4.5.x users are encouraged to install 4.5.5 to avoid the possibility of your site visitors experiencing display issues in IE7.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

Pivot 1.40.1 released

February 4th, 2007 No comments


Pivot 1.40.1 has been released. This is a recommended upgrade for all users, containing a fair amount of bugfixes and other small improvements, including a significantly improved rebuilding speed for installations with many entries.

Details can be found in the release announcement and the changelog.

Categories: News

LifeType 1.2 beta 1

February 3rd, 2007 No comments


The development team is proud to inform you that the first testing version of LifeType 1.2, labeled beta 1, has just been uploaded to

The new release contains a fairly extensive list of improvements that can be found in LifeType 1.2 Features. Probably one of the most requested features is the possibility of controlling plugin settings globally, so that only one checkbox would activate a plugin for all blogs in the site instead of doing it blog by blog.

This beta release does not contain plugins and templates yet. Most plugins and templates from LifeType 1.1 should work without changes in LifeType 1.2, but will be missing some of the new features. As the release date comes closer, plugins and templates will be made available by the development team.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

LifeType 1.1.5 available

February 1st, 2007 No comments


LifeType 1.1.5 is now available.

This is “another maintenance release for LifeType 1.1.x and possibly the last one before LifeType 1.2 is released.

It contains fixes for a few issues detected since LifeType 1.1.4 and strenghtens LifeType’s stability and reliability.

For details of changes, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News