PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 1

April 13th, 2006 No comments

[PostNuke]

The PostNuke development team is proud to announce the release of PostNuke 0.8 Milestone 1.

This release signifies a point in development when the core architecture is in place for third party developers to begin testing their code for compatibility with future .8x series releases. As outlined in many other articles previously, the release of .8 is a major step forward in improving PostNuke’s core code, standards compliance and interface usability. While 0.8.0.0-MS1 is released for testing purposes only, bug reports are welcome and should be submitted to the bugtracker.

Remember, this release of PostNuke is a development snapshot and should not be used in a live environment.

More information is available in the PostNuke release announcement.

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Rick Ellis and CodeIgniter

April 11th, 2006 No comments

[CodeIgniter]

pMachine CEO Rick Ellis speaks about CodeIgniter in an interview with Huw Collingbourne of Bitwise magazine.

CodeIgniter is a new open source lightweight PHP framework by Rick Ellis and Paul Burdick. In the interview Rick says “We need to draw a distinction between content management systems and frameworks since their intended audience is generally different. A framework is a development tool, requiring someone with programming skills. Frameworks are for people who want to roll their own solution. A CMS is a web publishing tool that provides out of the box capability and is generally usable by lay-people.

The first full version of Code Igniter was released in March 2006. You can download the current version from the CodeIgniter web site, which also provides full documentation and some animated tutorials.

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DotClear 1.2.4

April 11th, 2006 No comments

[DotClear]

DotClear 1.2.4 corrects a set of minor security flaws and offers a few improvements over the previous version.

Also the Spamplemousse plugin (to block comment spam) has been enhanced, so upgrading your site is strongly recommended.

Special thanks go to Christophe Grenier for submitting corrections following a security audit. For additional information, please refer to the release announcement (in French).

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The Price Tower

April 9th, 2006 No comments

[The Price Tower]

The Price Tower in Bartlesville, OK, is the only skyscraper built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Commissioned by Harold C. Price and completed in 1956, the Tower celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Wright called his tower “the tree that escaped the crowded forest”, because it was originally conceived for New York City, but was built in the Oklahoma prairie instead.

The building design actually resembles a tree, with all the 19 floor slabs departing from a central “trunk” structure like cantilevered “branches”, and the walls hanging from the ceiling like curtains, or “leaves”.

The Price Tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most significant examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.

The Price Tower photo comes from Lost Tulsa, a photoblog that covers abandoned or restored places and structures around Tulsa. Some are significant for their style or representation of an era, some are significant to the author, due to what they represented to him in the past.
Thank you Tom!

Categories: Oklahoma!

Typo3 version 4.0

April 7th, 2006 No comments

[Typo3]

The Typo3 Association has launched Typo3 version 4.0.

With version 4.0, the WYSIWYG editor HTMLArea comes pre-installed as the standard editor in the Typo3 backend. Useful features like ‘drag and drop’ functionality within the page-tree and filelist view as well as 100% true-colour support for all image processes has been built into the standard product.

Additionally, a completely integrated database abstraction layer (DBAL) supports the connection to DBMS systems which is often demanded by larger installations. This enables database systems such as Oracle and Postgres to be used by Typo3 for data storage.

For additional information, please read the release announcement.

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Easter eggs, Southwest style

April 2nd, 2006 No comments

[Easter eggs]

I have found this nice article by Juanita Browne, published 21 years ago in the March-April issue of Mother Earth News magazine. The author explains how to paint Easter eggs with the beautiful designs of the Southwest’s Native Americans.

I won’t report here the many suggestions to find natural dye materials (nature provides quite a palette for you to choose colors from), the detailed dyeing instructions, and the decoration and finishing tips you can find in the article; I think you’d better read the original.

I’ll just report this note of caution: don’t eat a dyed egg unless you know positively that the dye you used is nontoxic. Rather than eat ours, we can save the eggs we color and add them to our collection for Easters to come. Cooked eggs can be preserved for years, if they aren’t cracked, because the inside will gradually harden and shrink away from the shell. If one should crack, though, grab your gas mask and throw the egg away quickly!

Categories: Oklahoma!

WordPattern!

April 1st, 2006 No comments

Great news today! WordPress and TextPattern have just announced their merger, and the birth of WordPattern.

An excerpt from the new wordpattern.org website:

Our groundbreaking, no-nonsense approach of creating a fast and lean CMSMS (CMS management system) is unparalleled and will fulfill the need of every user out there – we won’t be content with anything less.

A pluggable and highly scalable framework architecture with zero-configuration will allow the integration of every CMS on the planet and provide full backward-, forward- and sideways-compatibility to existing solutions.

[Update: April 2 – of course this was a joke …]

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OpenCms version 6.2

March 31st, 2006 No comments

[OpenCms]

Version 6.2 of OpenCms, developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of an international OpenCms developer community, has been made available for download. OpenCms 6.2 is a major release which adds a number of useful new features and also fixes a number of issues reported in OpenCms 6.0.x.

For additional information, please read the OpenCms 6.2 release announcement.

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Michael Hardeman

March 16th, 2006 2 comments

[Wichita Mountains]

Ready to explore the American wilderness? Michael Hardeman Photography allows you to experience the magic and beauty of the American landscape with hundreds of images gathered by Michael all over the country.

Michael Hardeman specializes in Oklahoma, but travels extensively and constantly upgrades his collection of striking nature images. His website offers a rich image library, with the options to search by keyword, by park (from Arches National Park to Zion National Park), by US State (from Arizona to Wyoming), and by subject (from Autumn, Forests, Mountains, to Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Winter).

Michael Hardeman’s images have appeared in many magazines, books, calendars, postcards, posters and nationwide advertising campaigns. Don’t miss this great photography site!

Photo of Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, OK, is courtesy of Michael Hardeman.

Categories: Oklahoma!

Mambo 4.6 Public Beta

March 8th, 2006 No comments

[Mambo]

Team Mambo has released the Public Beta for version 4.6, the newest version of the Award-winning Mambo Open Source Content Management System. The beta release is provided in advance of the final release to encourage community feedback and to help third party developers understand better the changes which are being implemented in the system.

Note that the Beta is not intended for production websites, it is only released for feedback and testing purposes. For details, please refer to the full release announcement.

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