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PacktPub Nominations
PacktPub.com this week launched its inaugural Content Management System Award with a prize of US$5000 to the winning project, second prize $3000 and third prize $2000.

The award demonstrates Packt's commitment to the open source community and its users.  Packt has a long and successful history of publishing user-friendly technical books for software users.  They were one of the first, if not the first, publishers to create an English version Joomla! web tutorial and guide.

The award process involves Packt taking nominations from users and the top five "most nominated" or voted CMS' will be then considered by three independent expertsYou can nominate Joomla! here.

Packt's timeline for the award sees nominations close on 01 Sept, the final five announced on 04 Sept, the judges voting work starts on 12 Sept and ends 7 Nov.  The judges decisions and the announcement of the top three is scheduled for 14 November.

So for Joomla pros, users and fans, we need you to click here, type over there and then cross our fingers and wait.  We may be only a click of your mouse button away from a successful nomination. Smile

Andrew Eddie Says Goodbye but not Farewell

ImageJoomla! core team member Andrew Eddie has resigned from the project.  Andrew, who has been project leader and a long-time contributor, recently announced his intentions to the team.

Project lead developer Johan Janssens said he wanted to recognise Andrew for his leadership, mentoring and commitment to the project during its Mambo and Joomla! days.

Andrew Eddie, who had been working as Joomla! project director, came to the project in its Mambo state in 2003 and replaced its lead developer Robert Castley in October 2004.  Andrew, who lives in a regional town in Queensland, Australia, was the driving force behind the award-winning 4.5.0+ releases.

"There is no doubt that Andrew has steered this open source project through periods of amazing growth and success — and we are better for his contributions", Johan said.  "The good news I can give is that Andrew has agreed to continue to contribute to the project within a working group. We are very pleased he will still be around the project but in a less demanding and more creative role."

With the announcement of Andrew's resignation the core team has been taking the opportunity to make some organisational changes.  The core team has entrusted Johan, Shayne Bartlett and David Gal to be responsible for delivering this process.

"We will be making some more announcements about the way forward for Joomla!", Johan said.  "Given the forthcoming release of Jooma! 1.5 beta, there is much to do."

Upgrade to Joomla! 1.0.10 Security Release!

ImageJoomla! 1.0.10 [ Sundown ] is now available as of Monday 26th June 2006 04:00 UTC for download here.

All existing Joomla! users MUST UPGRADE to this version, due to several High Level vulnerabilities that affect ALL Previous versions of Joomla! 

1.0.10 contains the following important security fixes:

  • 03 High Level Security Fixes
  • 01 Medium Level Security Fixes
  • 05 Low Level security
  • 40+ General bug fixes

If you are using ANY previous version of Joomla!, you need to upgrade to 1.0.10 

1.0.10 is available as a Full Package, which contains all Joomla! files and Patch Packages which contain only the files that have been changed by the Stability work conducted from previous Joomla! 1.0.x versions.

Read more: Upgrade to Joomla! 1.0.10 Security Release!

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