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Joomla! Events for August 2007

After the exciting release of the Joomla! 1.5 Release Candidate at the Joomla!Day in Austin Texas, the team will further promote the new system at two more conferences and exhibitions in August 2007.

Thailand Open Source Festival
During the 7th Thailand Open Source Software Festival, to be held on August 2-3, 2007 at Bangkok Convention Center, 5th floor Central Plaza Lardpraow

Chatuchak, Alex Kempkens will speak about Joomla! and the reason why a CMS is essential for Web 2.0. The conference which is supported by an exhibition presents several Open Source solutions and projects. The focus of the talks will be how Open Source solutions can be used within the company/office environment. More information can be found in our forum.


LinuxWorld San Francisco

The Linux World Expo in San Francisco has a very good reputation for the Joomla! project and Open Source in general. Meet Joomla! core team members Louis Landry, Rob Schley and Johan Janssens from August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center San Francisco, CA. We are very proud that Joomla! project manager Johan Janssens will speak at the conference. Johan will introduce the audience to Joomla! with his session about: "Understanding the Joomla Framework - Tips and Tricks From the Frontline". The session will cover several aspects of the new Joomla! Framework and will give an overview of the different packages as well as explaining its usage with examples.

Finally we will demonstrate how you can easily create completely new web applications based on the Framework in just a few lines of code.

Does this sound exciting? A must see session we would say! Important for everybody wanting to meet the Joomla! team at the event. If you sign up before the event (until the 5th of August) registration is FREE (0,- US-$). Check out the conference details at the linuxworldexpo.com site. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to meet Louis, Rob and some other special guests as well as other community members. Check out the forum and show hands if you will be around to talk about the latest news about the Joomla! project, your websites and everything else you like to talk about.

Over past years Joomla! has won some prestigious awards at the SF LinuxWorld.  With the release of Joomla! 1.5 we believe this takes the project to a whole new level. The new framework is fast becoming recognised as 'the next big thing' in open source technologies.  1.5 is attracting some amazing new talent — with third-party developers and architects wanting to achieve more than ever before with the Joomla! 1.0 series.  "These are most definitely THE most exciting times of the Joomla! project," Johan said.  "We've put in thousands of hours of development time creating this 'next generation framework' and we feel its potential is only limited by people's imaginations.  Joomla! is now much more than a CMS."
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San Francisco in Detail:
Our Booth
- DOT.org Pavillion at Booth 11
- The booth will be manned by core team members Louis Landry, Rob Schley and Johan Janssens, together with members of the local Joomla! usergroups.

Other Activities
Tuesday, 7 August:
Community Meetup @ Thirsty Bear
Meet at booth at 17:00; walk to venue at 17:30

Wednesday, 8 August:
Johan's Janssens Talk
10:15 - 11:15 - Understanding the Joomla! Framework - Tips and Tricks From the Frontline (Session Q4)

Thursday, 9 August
James Vasile (of OSM and the Software Freedom Law Center) talk
10:15 - 11:15 - Inside the GPLv3

REGISTRATION FOR FREE
Exhibit registration : http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/TB296182//SN298548 (free)

Website : http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/

EXHIBITION HOURS
Tuesday August 7, 2007 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday August 8, 2007 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday August 9, 2007 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

* Please note the LinuxWorld has no public exhibition on August 6.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS
Registration is located in the upper north lobby of the Moscone Center


LOCATION
The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-974-4000
http://www.moscone.com/

Joomla! 1.0.13 Released

Joomla! 1.0.13 [ Sunglow ] is now available for download.

Joomla! 1.0.13 features:

  • Several low-risk security fixes
  • Improved password storage system
  • Easier control over Register Globals Emulation
  • An Itemid backwards compatibility setting
  • Improved administrative session security
  • Improved HTTP/HTTPS switchover support

Because Joomla! 1.0.13 is a security release, it is important that you upgrade but we strongly recommend that you take extra precautions when performing this upgrade. This release features several improvements to the password storage system designed to help protect the future security of your Joomla! powered website.  These changes will cause compatibility issues with some 3rd Party Extensions, especially bridges.  If your Joomla! site utilizes bridges to other applications orextensions that have their own login system such as Community Builder,Virtuemart, or others you should not upgrade your site until thoseextensions have also been updated.

 

The changes to the password storage system should be transparent to your Joomla! site's users.  As users login for the first time after your site has been upgraded, their passwords will automatically be converted from the old password storage system to the new system.  Because of this automatic conversion of passwords, it is important that you backup your entire database before performing this upgrade.  Once the process of converting passwords has started, it cannot be reversed. 

Release Information 

1.0.13 is available as a full package,which contains all Joomla! files or as patch packages which contain onlythe files that have changed since previous Joomla! 1.0.x version.

Read more: Joomla! 1.0.13 Released

Austin ... the Joomla! has Landed

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/linux_unix/Austin_the_Joomla_has_Landed'; Joomla! 1.5 RC1 released at JoomlaDay Austinlead developer Louis Landry announced Joomla's release candidate of Joomla! 1.5 today.  The much-anticipated announcement of Joomla's amazing new framework was met with with enthusiastic applause.  Meanwhile, almost simultaneously, Wilco Jansens delivered the good news to a group of Joomla! fans in Germany.

"This release candidate is more than one small step for Joomla!," Louis said.  "It's a massive technology step for open source as a whole. This release candidate marks a defining moment in Joomla! history ... our progression away from old legacy code into a more powerful, flexible modern framework."

Wilco Jansens, who has been co-ordinating the release, anticipates great things.  "We hope to go to RC2 (Release Candidate Two) early August and Stable should follow very quickly after," he said.  "While working in the engine room over recent weeks, we knew we were on the brink of something great.  Let the fireworks begin," he said.

Joomla! Sells Out!
Joomla!Day Central USA (Austin) organiser Chris Justice described the timing of the 1.5 release as 'highly appropriate'.  "The Joomla!Day has been sold out for some time and unfortunately we've had to turn people away," he said.  "We're elated with the massive response and we're already planning a potential event in the Fall."

Lead developer Johan Janssens, who was unable to attend Austin, described the release candidate as proof of the health and activity of the Joomla! project.  "We have an incredible team with some of the brightest coding minds in open source, "he said.  "I am obviously biased but I'll say it anyway ... Joomla! 1.5 is the finest software release I've had the pleasure to be involved with.  What's more, the team has continued to stay focused when other distractions have been in the wind.  This is testimony to the strength of the core team, ensuring good things happen."

Codename Mapya
We've codenamed Joomla! 1.5 RC1 "Mapya" which is Swahili for "new".


The goals for the Joomla! 1.5 release are to:

  • Substantially improve usability, manageability, and scalability far beyond the any Mambo origins, hybrids or incantations.  

  • Expand accessibility to support internationalisation, double-byte characters and Right-to-Left support for Arabic and Hebrew languages.

  • Extend the integration of external applications through Web Services and remote authentication such as the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

  • Enhance the content delivery, template and presentation capabilities to support accessibility standards and content delivery to any destination.

  • Achieve a more sustainable and flexible framework for component and extension developers.

  • Deliver considerable backwards compatibility with previous releases of components, templates, modules and other extensions.

Joomla! 1.5 Stable is so close we can smell it.

1.5 is the Future ... What about 1.0?
Now let's share some legacy news.  Today also marks an incremental bug fixing and security update for Joomla! 1.0 series software.  Quality and Testing Coordinator Robin Muilwijk has been doubly busy preparing packages for an update for Joomla! 1.0.12 to 1.0.13.  "We wanted to send out a clear message that we will continue to support the 1.0 series," he said.  Wilco Jansens added that Joomla! would continue to support the legacy code for the old codebase for quite some time.

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