Movable Type 3.33

September 26th, 2006 No comments

[Movable Type]

Movable Type 3.33 fixes a number of vulnerabilities affecting all previous versions of the platform.

This is a mandatory update due to the severity of the combined vulnerabilities.

We will be disclosing full details of the vulnerabilities on our Professional Network blog in a couple of days allowing you to update in the meantime without incurring unnecessary risk.

More details are available in the release announcement.

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September 25th, 2006 No comments


Back in January 2000, Wouter Demuynck was studying for a master in computer science. He was looking for a blog platform and, in his words (from Wikipedia): “I tried GreyMatter, but it didn’t allow multiple weblogs. PHP-Nuke and alike tools did not offer enough flexibility with the layout, and were not exactly what I was looking for. Movable Type, pMachine, Pivot etc. did not exist yet, so I had to come up with something of my own.

So in the beginning of 2001, I wrote (starting from scratch) the basis of what would later turn out to become Nucleus: a set of PHP classes, reading data from XML files. In the summer of 2001 I decided to move from XML files to MySQL and started building a good admin interface, so I could release the script and share it with other people.

Nucleus is written in PHP and based on MySQL. It is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory


September 24th, 2006 No comments


Mambo was originally developed by Miro, a company based in Melbourne (Australia), in 2000. An interesting history of the project is published in the Joomla! Developer Blog. “In an era when PHP-Nuke reigned supreme, Miro correctly identified that there was a lack of substance for business oriented sites.

Miro publicly released its code under the names of Mambo Site Server and later Mambo Open Source at version 3 in April 2001.

In 2005 work began on version 4.5.3 but, in August, a dispute developed within the Mambo Steering Committee and the entire Core Team left the project, to give birth to Joomla! 1.0 in September 2005.

Currently the Mambo Open Source Project is supported by the Mambo Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide support and protection for the development of the Mambo software system.

Mambo is written in PHP, and requires a MySQL database for storage of content. It’s made available under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory


September 23rd, 2006 No comments


In 2000, University of Antwerp student Dries Buytaert started to write a software application for his campus website, allowing his group of friends to discuss and share news and notes.

When Dries moved out after graduation, the group decided to put the internal website online, with the name, so that they could stay in touch. Only later, in January 2001, Dries decided to release the software behind, naming it Drupal.

Since these early steps, described in About Drupal – History, Drupal has evolved into an open-source platform and content management system supporting a diverse range of web projects, from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.

Drupal is written in PHP and requires a MySQL (or PostgreSQL) database. The templating systems are XTemplate (the default theme engine for Drupal 4.6.x and previous) and the new PHPTemplate engine (default in 4.7.x).

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

Categories: Directory

CMSMS 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2

September 20th, 2006 No comments

[CMS Made Simple]

September 10, 2006 – CMS Made Simple version 1.0 has been released.

Basically, “CMSMS 1.0 is CMSMS 0.13 with the addition of a workflow system, a new search module, a better looking installer and a ton of bug fixes.” More features are expected in version 1.1.

For details, you can read the release announcement and the changelog.

Update: September 12, 2006 – CMSMS version 1.0.1 has been released to fix some issues with the installer and a few other bugs (see the release announcement).

Update: September 20, 2006 – CMSMS version 1.0.2 is available. This version fixes various bugs. See the release announcement and the changelog for details.

Categories: News

b2evolution 1.8.2 released

September 20th, 2006 No comments


b2evolution version 1.8.2 has been released. This is the first release labeled as “final/stable” since version 0.9.2.

For additional information and a changelog, please read the release announcement.

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PHP-Nuke 8.0 released

September 19th, 2006 No comments


PHP-Nuke 8.0 is now released.

This version includes a new anti-flood system, several cosmetic changes, a new web based installer, improvements on advertising system, downloads and web links modules, Forums and all BBtoNuke modules are now separated from the core system, improved the News module and many bugs fixes.

Additionally PHP-Nuke version 7.9 has been released for free to the public on the downloads section.

For more information, please refer to the PHP-Nuke 8.0 release announcement.

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September 19th, 2006 No comments


Magnolia is the name of a content management software that has been developed by Obinary, a privately held Swiss software company. Obinary first released its open source Magnolia Content Management on November 15, 2003. Obinary has been renamed to Magnolia International in September 2006.

Magnolia is based on Java and JSR-170 (you can read a nice article about JSR-170 on CMS Watch), and is available with a free license (Community Edition) or with a commercial license (Enterprise Edition).

Categories: Directory

Mambo version 4.6

September 18th, 2006 No comments


Mambo announced today the release of version 4.6. “This is the first major release in almost two years and provides users a leaner, faster Mambo with greatly improved scalability and stability.

Version 4.6 is being released in two configurations: 4.6 Complete includes the core system as well as an assortment of the most popular extensions and templates, while 4.6 Lite is a minimalist distro comprised of only the core files.

What’s new in version 4.6? Among the new features:

* More templates, available in 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768, fully CSS-driven.

* A single internationalization mechanism that makes it easier for translators to produce local language packs.

* A new integrated installer for plugins (components, modules, etc). Users will see a single installer that is able to install any kind of plugin.

* A better WYSIWYG content editor, MOStlyCE, fast and with a number of new functions.

For details please read the full release announcement and the changelog.php file that is included with the distribution.

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Geeklog 1.4.1 beta 1

September 17th, 2006 No comments


A first beta release of Geeklog 1.4.1 is now available for download. “After the various security issues we had this year, we concentrated on code reviews and bugfixes for this release, but there are also some new features.” These new features are:

* Support for Microsoft SQL Server.

* Calendar plugin. Moving the events and the calendar to their own plugin makes Geeklog more modular.

* Multi-language support. It’s now possible to build multilingual Geeklog sites where not only the navigation but also the content changes when you switch languages.

* Various other changes, e.g. better spam protection.

For complete details, please see the Geeklog release announcement.

Categories: News