Joomla Announcements

Joomla! Developer Conference

Joomla! Logo The first ever Joomla! event specifically for third party developers will be in New York City on December 5 and 6.Focused on the transition to Joomla! 1.6, the Joomla! Developer conference will feature all four development coordinators (Louis Landry, Sam Moffatt, Ian MacLennan, Mark Dexter), master Joomla! developer Andrew Eddie, Hannes Papenberg from the 1.6 release team and MooTools team member Aaron Newton.

Joomla! 1.6 is currently at alpha 2 status, so this is the time for extension and custom developers to begin working with its new features such as Access Control Lists, JForm, nested sets and other enhancements. The conference is appropriate for developers who have experience working with Joomla! as extension developers, custom developers, and in house staff. Tickets are $100.

The Joomla! Project thanks Rochen Performance Hosting, Joomla! Showroom and the Joomla! User Group New York for their sponsorship of the event, which, among other things, is supporting the attendance of six student and young non commercial developers at the conference.

Joomla! 1.5.15 Released

Joomla 1.5.15 Released

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.15 [Wojmamni ama mamni]. It has been three months since Joomla 1.5.14 was released on July 30, 2009.

The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.






Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.15 (Full package) »

Click here to find an update package. »

Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBox. Documentation is available for beginners.

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.5.15 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

If you have modified core template overrides, please be sure to back them up before upgrading.

Security

Two security issues were fixed in this release:

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

Components

  • Allowed search to use the Itemid of the current Menu Item (15780)
  • Removed unnecessary quotes in search results (16919)
  • Fixed problem when using relative URL's in editor with SEF enabled. (16445)
  • Fixed formatting problem in Category List layout with Internet Explorer (17110)
  • Fixed problem with entering HTML in user confirmation messages (17259)
  • Fixed Media Manager issues in Windows (17337)
  • Fixed problem with Archived Article filters when cache is enabled (17470)
  • Fixed RSS feed problem with ampersand in page title (18343)

Modules

  • Allowed underscore character in menu names (16086)
  • Fixed problem with mod_newsflash and altenative read-more text (17231)
  • Fixed problem with Alias Menu Item Type not opening in new window (18240)
  • Fixed problem with UTF-8 characters in breadcrumbs (18493)

Plugins

  • Fixed problem with email cloaking and non-ASCII characters (11578)
  • Fixed TinyMCE configuration error (16982)
  • Fixed problem with multiple editor instances on one page (17043)
  • Fixed problem whereby TinyMCE stripped some image HTML (17057)
  • Fixed TinyMCE Extended Valid Elements problem (17121)
  • Fixed problem with TinyMCE blockquote (17215)
  • Allowed Firefox inline spell check to work in TinyMCE (17356)
  • Fixed problem saving changes in TinyMCE (17367)
  • Fixed TinyMCE problem with caption.js and filtering (17379)
  • Fixed TinyMCE bullet issue with Internet Explorer (17414)
  • Made image title names consistent in front and back end (17430)
  • Fixed issue with email cloaking and images (17692)
  • Fixed problem in email cloaking syntax (17964)
  • Fixed caption alignment when image alignment is not set (18010)
  • Fixed JavaScript error in TinyMCE (18192)
  • Added option to create templates in TinyMCE editor (18245)
  • Fixed problem with TinyMCE Sql (18246)
  • Fixed problem when using email cloaking and JavaScript (18310)
  • Fixed problem with email cloaking when using images (18481)

Legacy

  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release

Templates

  • Fixed problem with missing template CSS files (16609)
  • Fixed problem with linked images in Beez template (16804)
  • Added default text color for backend error messages (16914)
  • Added missing spinner.gif (17432)
  • Fixed problem when copying Beez template to new name (17559)
  • Fixed error in JA_Purity template with Internet Explorer 8 (18070)

Language

  • Added TinyMCE Language file for Toggle Editor button (17332)
  • Added Ulaanbaatar in timezones (17577)
  • Fixed problem with localisation of pagination strings (17618)
  • Added missing Display # language string (18124)
  • Added missing com_media language strings (18349)
  • Improved tooltip text for mod_search (18518)
  • Fixed problem with version information for core languages (18522)

Administrator

  • Fixed problem with FTP fields auto-completing (18297)

System

  • Don't show password in configuration.php file (16484)
  • Fixed problem when Itemid does not exist (16927)
  • Fixed PHP 5.3 compatibility issues (17150)
  • Fixed problem with caching for com_weblinks and com_contact (17475)
  • Fixed additional PHP 5.3 compatibility issues (18008)
  • Fixed problem with warnings in system_config.php file (18054)
  • Added missing JEXEC checks in code (18080)
  • Fixed problem converting UTF-8 characters to ASCII (18142)
  • Added option to disallow users to view extension XML files (18353)
  • Fixed problem with onAfterDisplayTitle event and PHP 5.3 (18430)
  • Fixed problem with displaying error messages with right-to-left languages (18537)

Statistics

Statistics for the 1.5.15 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.15 contains:
    • 60 issues fixed in SVN
    • 59 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 15 active issues:
    • 185 new reports
    • 110 closed
    • 60 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.15 release was packaged, the tracker had 220 active issues:
    • 103 open
    • 92 confirmed
    • 25 pending

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the 1.5 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Amy Stephen, Andras Debreczeni, Andrea Tarr, Ankit Ahuja, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Ercan Ozkaya, Flavia Silveira, Gergő Erdősi, Hannes Papenberg, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Johnathan Cheung, Joseph LeBlanc, Julio Pontes, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mati Kochen, Ole Bang Ottosen, Pete Nurse, Peter van Westen, Ron Severdia, Samuel Moffatt, Vicki Payne, and Will Mavis.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Andras Debreczeni, Andrea Tarr, Ankit Ahuja, Christopher Raymond, Geo Hern, Naveen Gavini, Peter van Westen, Ron Severdia, Vicki Payne, and Will Mavis.

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Packt Awards

Joomla! is a finalist in the "Hall of Fame" and "Best Open Source PHP CMS" Awards sponsored by Packt Publishing. We'd encourage all Joomla! fans to vote for Joomla for both awards. With the exciting news about the implementation of Access Control Lists (ACL) in Joomla 1.6 and the incredible growth of all parts of the Joomla Project, now is a time to celebrate the great successes of this community. Over 1000 sites in the Site Showcase, 3500 extensions in the JED, 150 Resources in the JRD and almost 13 million downloads, what a great set of accomplishments by everyone in the Joomla community.

Remember that you can also vote for best extension and best template and nominate someone who you think is a Joomla MVP. There are so many great contributors who could be nominated. Think of all those people who make the JED, JRD, Showcase, Forums, JoomlaCode and Joomla itself possible.

Thanks to everyone who nominated Joomla for the Best Open Source PHP CMS Award and for all you do to support Joomla.

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