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Joomla 1.6 Alpha 2 Released

October 25th, 2009

The Joomla project is pleased to announce the immediate release of Joomla 1.6 alpha 2. This release contains many new features requested by the community; most notably, ACL. Other features are listed below as well as what you can expect in the future for Joomla 1.6. This is an alpha release. It is intended to…

GoTwitr – Twitter Automation Site Built with Drupal

October 22nd, 2009

Whether it’s for pleasure or business, or both, Twitter automation is a must for anyone who wants to use Twitter effectively. GoTwitr is a new site whose primary goal is to make it easy for people to grow and manage their Twitter communities. It’s also a tool to help new Twitter users get started quickly…

New Book! Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization

October 21st, 2009

Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization is a new Drupal book authored by Ben Finklea and published by Packt Publishing. It’s a practical, step-by-step guide that takes the mystery out of Drupal search engine optimization (SEO) by showing you the tricks of today’s top marketing pros to achieve top ranking in the search engines. Packt Publishing…

Support Drupal by Voting in Packt Publishing’s Open Source CMS Award Competition

October 15th, 2009

Packt Publishing, the company behind many well-known Drupal books, holds an annual Open Source CMS Award that recognizes open source content management platforms and their communities. In addition to bragging rights, winners also receive financial support for their projects in the form of cash prizes. Drupal has historically done very well in this competition, winning…

Trócaire: Working for a Just World

October 15th, 2009

Trócaire is a leading Irish overseas development agency that works with amazing people to bring about positive and lasting changes in some of the world’s poorest places. Last year, Trócaire spent over €60 million on 124 programmes across 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Their programmes are carried out with…

Install Profiles Packing on Drupal.org – Funding obtained, feedback welcome

October 9th, 2009

Since the 5.0 release, Drupal core has included an installer that supports installation profiles to setup and configure a site for a certain use-case. In theory this allows for people to create a better “out of the box” solution by configuring Drupal like a wiki, a conference, or a publishing site. If done right, installation…

TckTckTck

October 7th, 2009

TckTckTck is a GCCA campaign calling for a new fair, strong, binding, and international climate change treaty. The Global Campaign for Climate Action recently formed to build a global groundswell for a strong climate deal in Copenhagen this December. GCCA is a collaboration of International NGOs inspired by the success of the Make Poverty History…

Feature patches for 1.6

March 5th, 2009

On January 25th we reported back from the development coordinator summit. A lot of people noticed that we created three new development-related, publicly-accessible mailing lists for the Joomla development community. The most important reason for us to open up in this way is to attract more developers and enable them to help out with core…

Happy New Year: 2009 is going to be a big one (point six)

January 2nd, 2009

2008 was certainly a big year with the release of 1.5 in January. I think this has been one of our most successful and ground breaking releases (comparable to Mambo 4.5.1 which really pushed us to a new level back in the good old days). A new stability release will come out this month marking…

Changes in the bug squad and development team

September 24th, 2008

Over the past three years, Joomla! development has evolved. During the split from the Mambo project the Joomla! Core Team was fully responsible for overall development. As the project grew, the Core Team realized that additional structures where required to organize everything around the Joomla! project. Mid-2006, the Joomla! Core Team changed from a "developers…