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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…

How Joomla 1.5.6 came about

August 14th, 2008

As most of you know, a critical security vulnerability affecting all Joomla versions below (and including) 1.5.5 was discovered on Tuesday, August 12th 2008.  What most of you don’t know, is what went on behind the scenes that day.  A whole mass of people came together and immediately worked on all the tasks necessary to…

The Survey, 2008

July 30th, 2008

A List Apart is calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide. I encourage all Joomla! professionals to take the survey.  The…

1.5.4 Duplicate Titles

July 10th, 2008

Many community members have pointed out an error in 1.5.4 with duplicate titles. This issue affects both content and contact views (article layout, and contact detail layout to be specific). We are aware of the problem and are working on a clean, simple way to rectify it. The plan is to fix this issue and…

We baked new pizza, and it’s name is Naiki

July 7th, 2008

So close to the holiday season, and so many people helped out during the second Pizza Bug and Fun event. Let me start by thanking all contributers that helped out during both weekends, we solved numerous issues and also some documentation was written. Best of  all is that Airton Torres, Arno Zijlstra, Ben Cessa, Esban…