Independence Day

July 4th, 2006 No comments

[Declaration of Independence]

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
[from the U.S. Declaration of Independence]

Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained the causes of their resolution.

The Declaration’s draft was written by Thomas Jefferson, with revisions from Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. The final version was ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia.

A very informative article on the Declaration of Independence is published by Wikipedia. The painting shown here is John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence (United States Capitol, Washington D.C.).

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Exponent

July 2nd, 2006 No comments

[Exponent]

Exponent does what other CMS systems do – “it allows anyone to create website pages, content on pages, and manage where these pages are placed on a website – but it does all this in a completely new way.

Exponent uses an editing system that allows website content to be edited on the page as it is displayed – no more back-end administration, no more navigating endless administration pages to add a simple line of text – simply visit the page you need to edit as if you were a site visitor, and make the change.

Exponent was born in 2003, is available under the GNU GPL and is supported by OIC, a software company based in Peoria, IL.

Categories: Directory

SPIP 1.9

July 1st, 2006 No comments

[SPIP]

Five years after the first public version, SPIP 1.9 is launched.

Among the many new features introduced since the last stable version (SPIP 1.8.3):

* The templates have been redesigned, and now follow the W3C standards and accessibility guidelines more closely.

* The syndication feed templates are now in RSS 2.0 format.

* Additional document formats are supported: SVG, Abiword, Blender, Video Flash, truetype fonts, as well as all open document formats.

* An important collection of new filters makes it possible to apply graphic treatments to the images (requires the GD2 library on the server).

For a full list of the many improvements in SPIP 1.9, please read the release announcement.

Categories: News

Geeklog 1.4.0sr4

June 30th, 2006 No comments

[Geeklog]

To address the recently posted exploits for insecure installations and for the mcpuk file manager, “we are releasing Geeklog 1.4.0sr4.

In this release, we’ve removed the file manager altogether, so you will no longer be able to upload images through FCKeditor (this will be enabled again when we release Geeklog 1.4.1 with FCKeditor 2.3). We’ve also added additional protection against code execution in case of insecure installations but suggest that you really protect your Geeklog install properly as explained in the installation instructions and in the FAQ.

For details, please read the full release announcement.

Categories: News

MODx

June 30th, 2006 No comments

[MODx]

MODx is a fork of Etomite; its Tech Preview 1.0 was released on April 21, 2005. MODx is licensed under the GNU GPL, is built in PHP, and uses a MySQL database backend.

If you’re a CSS designer or Ajax aficionado, this is the CMS for you; and if you like what you see today, you’ll love what’s coming.

Techies call MODx a Content Management Framework (CMF): equal parts custom web app builder and Content Management System (CMS). With a flexible API and a robust event override system, MODx makes building engaging web projects straightforward — or changing core functionality without hacking the core code possible. Custom tweaks won’t leave you pulling out your hair when it’s time to upgrade.

Categories: Directory

Etomite

June 29th, 2006 No comments

[Etomite]

Etomite started as BCMS in 2003, and was known as Phase until September 2004. “Why should you choose Etomite over the other systems available? Well, it all depends on what you need a CMS for. Do you need to build a community with forums, user systems and the ability for your visitors to comment on every single piece of content in your site? Then Etomite is not the system you’re looking for (unless, of course, you write some fancy snippets or use the snippets in the forums to allow this).

Do you need a fast system, easy to install and use, that centers around content, with an intuitive user interface that lets you define exactly what your site should look like, with a growing yet dedicated community who really want to see Etomite make it big time? Then Etomite is the system you need.

The original creator of Etomite is Alex Butter, while Dean Steventon and Ralph Dahlgren are the current maintainers. Etomite is a PHP – MySQL application, and is released under the GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory

CMS Made Simple

June 29th, 2006 No comments

[CMS Made Simple]

After its initial release on July 1, 2004, CMS Made Simple could celebrate its second birthday with release 1.0, planned on July-August 2006 and featuring many improvements (update: version 1.0 has been released on September 10).

CMS Made Simple (CMSMS) can be installed via FTP, doesn’t require shell access and, according to user reviews, “makes it easy to set up a site and then hand it over to non-techies to maintain. Unlike other CMS packages, it isn’t over-complex, and it isn’t just for blogs. The drop-down site navigation menus are the icing on the cake: just so easy to use. There’s an excellent support forum too.

CMSMS is a PHP – MySQL application that relies on the Smarty Template Engine for templates, and on ADOdb Lite for the database abstraction layer. The license is GNU GPL (General Public License).

Categories: Directory

eZ publish basics

June 27th, 2006 No comments

[eZ publish basics]

The first book officially published by eZ systems is now available. It is entitled “eZ publish basics” and provides an introduction to the architecture and concepts of the eZ publish Enterprise Content Management System.

This book “is written for developers and administrators who want to expand their understanding of the system or who want to extend and customize their eZ publish installation. In addition to basic concepts, the book includes examples that show how to perform common tasks and create simple extensions. This book is compatible with eZ publish versions 3.5 to the latest version 3.8.

Printed versions of the book can be purchased online.

Categories: News

Xoops 2.0.14 released

June 26th, 2006 No comments

[Xoops]

The Xoops development team is pleased to announce the release of Xoops 2.0.14.

This is mainly a maintenance release containing a lot of bugfixes, but it also provides many enhancements implemented to lessen the gap between the 2.0, 2.2 and 2.3 branches.

For full details please see the release announcement and the 2.0.14 release notes page (to be read carefully before installing/upgrading your site).

Categories: News

Joomla! 1.0.10 security release

June 26th, 2006 No comments

[Joomla!]

Joomla! 1.0.10 is available for download.

All existing Joomla! users must upgrade to this version, due to several high level vulnerabilities that affect all previous versions of Joomla!

Joomla! 1.0.10 contains nine fixes for High, Medium and Low Level Security Vulnerabilities. For details and upgrading instructions, please refer to the release announcement.

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