Packt Open Source CMS Award

July 20th, 2006 No comments

[Packt Publishing]

The Packt Open Source CMS Award is designed to recognize and reward an Open Source Content Management System selected by a panel of judges and visitors to the Packt Publishing website.

If you’re a fan of a particular CMS or if you’re part of a CMS project team, then we’re looking for your nominations. We want to compile a list of open source Content Management Systems that will be put forward to win $5,000 and the title of Packt Open Source CMS, 2006. The five CMS’s that receive the most nominations will go forward to the final round. First runner-up and second runner-up will not go away empty handed, taking away $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

For details on the award and how to participate, please visit Packt Open Source CMS Award.

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Moved to another country

July 20th, 2006 No comments

[PHP-Nuke]

Francisco Burzi, author of PHP-Nuke, has moved from Venezuela to Colombia. “In the next few days I’ll receive all my stuff and start to organize my new home and my new life that started today. In my development system, that didn’t arrive yet, I have the preliminary version of PHP-Nuke 8.0. As soon as I get my system I’ll start to work and finish it, so we can soon have a new stable version.

Good luck to Francisco, for his new life and for PHP-Nuke 8.0! Please refer to his announcement for additional information.

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eZ publish 3.8.2

July 19th, 2006 No comments

[eZ publish]

eZ publish 3.8.2 (and 3.6.9 and 3.7.7 for previous versions) has been released. “These releases contain fixes for the security issues described below. You are strongly advised to upgrade to the new versions. In addition to fixing the security issues, these versions include various bug fixes.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Plone 2.5

July 19th, 2006 No comments

[Plone]

The Plone Foundation has announced the availability of Plone release 2.5.

With the addition of powerful caching technologies, Plone 2.5 enables websites to run 10 to 40 times faster than in previous versions. Plone 2.5 focuses on streamlining code, strengthening stability, and increasing flexibility. The release incorporates the latest generation of the underlying Zope application server, setting the groundwork for Plone Foundation’s anticipated 3.0 release, available early 2007. Plone 3.0 will substantially increase ease-of-use and efficiency through user interface improvements.

For more information, please read the full Plone 2.5 press release.

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Pivot 1.30 released

July 17th, 2006 No comments

[Pivot]

Pivot 1.30 contains new features like very effective spam-fighting tools, a fast and flexible WYSIWIG editor, much improved Atom and RSS feeds, and countless more fixes and smaller improvements.” Even a few security issues have been resolved.

Quite a few things have changed since 1.2x, so the developers have written a small script that checks for the things you need to change to get 1.30 running smoothly. For instance, it makes sure you’ve removed redundant tags from your templates, and that all of the required files are writable.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Blosxom 2.0.2 released

July 17th, 2006 No comments

[Blosxom]

Today Kevin Scaldeferri released Blosxom 2.0.2, which contains several small bugfixes for the static mode and the inclusion of Blosxom in Server Side Includes (SSI) as well as a feature which supports better readability of Blosxom’s DATA section.

The release announcement has been published on The Unofficial Blosxom User Group website, while the release notes are available on SourceForge for details.

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Packt’s Drupal book

July 10th, 2006 No comments

[Drupal book cover]

Packt, the publishing company behind the new Drupal book have released a website designed to give more information about the book.

The website “allows you to view content from the book and also read through summaries of each chapter. Chapter 2 “Setting up the Development Environment” has been made available in its entirety for free download.

The book “Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites” is a complete guide to every aspect of creating a variety of different websites using Drupal. Aimed at beginners to the system, this contains a trove of well-considered and practical information presented in a logical and intuitive manner so that you can either build up your site step by step by reading from cover to cover or, alternatively, focus on your specific needs by diving into each chapter as required.

For more information, please visit http://drupalbook.packtpub.com.
[Source: Online edition of Packt’s Drupal book]

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b2evolution 1.8 beta

July 9th, 2006 No comments

[b2evolution]

b2evolution 1.8 “Summer Beta” is available for download today.

As said, it is a Beta, which means there are still issues (like pesky bugs) but nothing critical though. It is strong enough to run this site as well as the developers’ sites… so there’s a pretty good chance it’s ready for you too!

New features include an extended plugin architecture, interface for Settings and UserSettings, antispam measures and usability improvements. For details, please read the full release announcement.

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Google hires Alexander Limi

July 6th, 2006 No comments

[Plone]

Alexander Limi – one of the Plone founders – has been approached with an offer to join Google as a User Interface Designer, and has accepted the offer.

The people in Plone Solutions have known about all of this from the very start of the process, and have been very supportive of the idea. In “Google hires Plone Founder“, Alexander tells us why he’s doing this, and how this is going to affect Plone’s future.

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Mambo 4.6 RC2 released

July 4th, 2006 No comments

[Mambo]

Team Mambo would like to announce the availability of the second public Release Candidate for the new Version 4.6 of the Mambo Open Source CMS. “The Release Candidate comes after an extended RC1 period during which the Team took feedback from a large number of users and made enhancements to the system. The RC2 release includes a number of significant changes which the Team wishes to evaluate before going to a final Production Release.

For details, please look at the full release announcement.

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