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Joomla!, for the second time running, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2007 PacktPub Open Source CMS Awards.

Our project has successfully made it to the final five of in two categories of the prestigious PacktPub open source CMS (content management systems) awards.  This year Joomla! is nominated in the Overall Winner and Best PHP Open Source CMS.  We were fortunate enough to win the top prize last year.

Vote for Joomla! as OVERALL WINNER here.

Vote for Joomla! as BEST PHP OPEN SOURCE CMS here.

Since Joomla! won last year we've seen some huge advancements in our framework, with Beta and Release Candidate versions of our re-factored Joomla! 1.5.  Joomla! can claim to have on of the largest user bases in the CMS world, with millions of installations on sites ranging from the United Nations, to Porsche to zillions of hobby sites.  The flexibility and ease-of-use is what makes Joomla! so appealing to users.  With 1.5 stable on the horizon, the future is looking even stronger for Joomla!

See what some independent UK technologists think about Joomla! 1.5.

Once again, thanks to PacktPub for creating a buzz and investing in the open source community as a whole.  All projects benefit from Packt's interest and support.

Joomla! at Ontario Linux Fest Conference, October 12 & 13, 2007

 Joomla! will have a presence at the upcoming Ontario Linux Fest Conference.

 

The Fest begins with a Welcome Party Friday evening October 12th. On Saturday, October 13th will be all day conferences and presentations as well as the corporate & dot org exhibitors. Saturday evening will be the Reception as well as the draw for door prizes. Joomla! will be represented by Jason Kendall, Alan Langford and Joe Sonne.

The Fest is held at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario Canada. Drop by and visit Joomla!'s booth. There will also have a Hands on Demo session (10:30am) and a Birds of a Feather session (8:30am).

You need to register for the event online at www.onlinux.ca . Admission is $40, $20 for students.

The Joomla! Team is looking forward to meeting as many local & out of town Joomla! fans as possible, so plan to attend!

This event is promising to be a great time!

Joomla! 1.5 RC3: Codename Takriban

Joomla! 1.5 RC3 [codename: Takriban] is now available for download. We've had the 'Red Barchetta' release candidate, then Endelo RC (meaning development, progress ... improvement). Takriban means 'almost, nearly'. Well folks we're almost, nearly there. Stable is getting very close.

It's roughly 10 weeks since RC1 and five weeks since RC2 and thanks to valuable community feedback, there have been improvements and bug fixes. The uptake of Joomla! 1.5 has been incredible, with many people diving in to the new API and finding ways to make it sing. The current Joomla! 1.5 template competition has further fuelled interest, as has the number of 1.5 native extensions finding their way onto the Joomla! Extensions Directory . Joomla! 1.5 is really gaining momentum.

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