Movable Type

September 17th, 2006 No comments

[Movable Type]

In her interesting page on Six Apart history Mena Trott, Six Apart co-founder, tells us how Movable Type was born.

In September of 2001, the small web design studio Ben and I worked for closed its doors. Ben and I decided to take some time off and develop our own weblogging tool that we would share with some of our friends. In September I announced we’d be releasing Movable Type. One month later, on October 8, 2001, version 1.0 was available for download.

Within the first hour over 100 people had downloaded the software and, not long after the launch, Mena and her husband realized that the scale of Movable Type’s popularity was much greater than they had expected. In July of 2002, Six Apart was founded and began operating out of their apartment.

Come May 2004, we put out a highly anticipated version of Movable Type, Movable Type 3.0. This release was significant not only because it marked a decision to officially promote the software as a platform, but also because we introduced tiered pricing for the first time. After some initial hiccups in the pricing model – we learned that going from free to pay is often hard for software companies – we came back stronger.

Movable Type is written in Perl, requires either Berkeley DB, MySQL, SQLite or PostgreSQL for data storage (MySQL is recommended), and provides optional support for the dynamic publishing of weblog content using PHP in addition to the Smarty Template Engine and ezSQL libraries.

Many licensing options are available, including a free version for personal use.

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September 15th, 2006 No comments


Coming soon …

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September 15th, 2006 No comments


Xoops was born in 2002 as an enhanced version of myPHPNuke (a fork of PHP-Nuke).

The Xoops project was at first called the myPHPNuke SE project, which was a sub project of the original MPN project. The reason we had to make it another project (as SE) was that the core was rewritten considerably to support the plug-n-play feature of modules (the original MPN was also calling some parts as modules, but they were in fact tightly integrated to the core), and that it was not very easy for us to make SE backward compatible with the original version.

At first, there were only 4 members in the SE team, which were Wanderer, goghs, Xend and Onokazu. Wanderer, goghs and Onokazu were also the core members of the original MPN team.

(Quoted from a post by Herko, former chairman of The Xoops Foundation, to the forums).

Xoops is a PHP and MySQL application, and is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). A lite Xoops can be used as a personal weblog or journal, with a standard install, and the News module only. For a medium site, you can use modules like News, Forum, Download, Web Links etc to interact with your members and visitors. For a large site as an enterprise one, you can develop your own modules such as eShop, and use Xoops user management system to seamlessly integrate your modules with the whole system.

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CMSimple 2.6

September 13th, 2006 No comments


July 6, 2006 – CMSimple 2.6 has been released. For information about changes since version 2.5, please see the changelog.

Update: September 13, 2006 – CMSimple 2.6 fix 7 is available for download. For information about changes, please see the changelog.

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September 12th, 2006 No comments


Scoop is basically “somewhere between a weblog, a bulletin board, and a content management system. Superficially, it looks like a weblog, with stories displayed in reverse chronological order, and comments attached. The difference is that Scoop allows your users to drive the site by not only submitting stories, but acting as site editors and choosing which stories to publish.

Scoop is designed to enable your website to become a community. It empowers your visitors to be the producers of the site, contributing news and discussion, and making sure that the signal remains high.

A Scoop site can be run almost entirely by the readers. The whole life-cycle of content is reader-driven. They submit stories, they choose what to post, and they can discuss what they post. Readers can rate other readers comments, as well, providing a collaborative filtering tool to let the best contributions float to the top.

Scoop is written in Perl, and stores its content in a MySQL database.

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Typo3 4.0.2

September 11th, 2006 No comments


Typo3 version 4.0.2 has been made available to fix a medium severity Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS) problem discovered in the Indexed Search component.

The search word was not escaped correctly so a prepared URL (e.g. referenced in an email) could potentially contain some unwanted JavaScript code.

To learn more, please read the release announcement.

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Simple PHP Blog 0.4.9

September 9th, 2006 No comments

[Simple PHP Blog]

Simple PHP Blog 0.4.9 has been released, with many bugfixes and also a few improvements in the area of spam control, including for instance:

* Blacklisted IPs – IPs that cannot create a comment for a blog entry;
* Moderation screen – Can edit all blog moderation options from here;
* Ban IP button in comments listing when logged in – Can add an IP directly to the listing from the comments view;
* Banned words – This list will not allow entry of comments that contain these words in the URL, name, email or comments;
* Closed the anti spam hole that allowed for spam to be entered with a blank capcha.

For additional details, please refer to the release announcement.

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RunCms site lost

September 8th, 2006 No comments


As explained in A new start from scratch for RunCms, the former RunCms website administrator left the project a few weeks ago, and somehow the site database was lost.

The remaining project members are rebuilding the site from scratch, and this probably will take some time. For the moment, the download section has been restored and RunCms version 1.4.1 is available, together with two fixpacks released on September 5 and 6.

In the meantime, it appears that the former RunCms administrator is going to continue development on a newly created parallel branch, named RUNetCMS. The post Welcome to our new site announces: “RunCms is evolving and is now entering level 3 … RUNetCMS will be your next CMS”.

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September 6th, 2006 No comments


Blosxom “is a lightweight yet feature-packed weblog application designed from the ground up with simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind.

Blosxom is simple, straightforward, minimalist Perl affording even the dabbler an opportunity for experimentation and customization.

Blosxom was originally written by Rael Dornfest, who in September 2005 handed over its maintenance and evolution to other developers. The new group set up a Sourceforge Project and shortly after, in December 2005, they were able to release their first bugfix version, Blosxom 2.0.1.

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LifeType 1.1 available

September 6th, 2006 No comments


LifeType 1.1 has just been released and is available for download from

The new features and general improvements include:

* a disk based data cache;
* reduction (in half) of memory usage;
* articles, categories, links, resources, users are now searchable;
* API cleanup and improvement;
* replaced HTMLArea visual editor with TinyMCE;
* and much more.

For full details, please refer to the release announcement.

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