Joomla Announcements

Joomla! 1.0.9 available shortly

Joomla! 1.0.9 will be released on Monday June 05, 2006.

1.0.9 represents a Stability/General Release.  It contains: 

Please note: no specific time has been set for the release, so it may become available at any time on the 5th.

Google "Summer of Code" Heralds Joomla! Innovation

ImageGoogle's Summer of Code application window is fast closing.  Talented developers who want the chance participate in the prestigious program "need to get their skates on".

Joomla! was involved with the program in 2005 and it was a huge success — generating several high-value projects.  Much of the work from last years' developers is likely to appear in the future evolution of Joomla!  Three of the students who were mentored by Joomla! Core Developers in 2005 are now core members themselves.

Lead developer Johan Janssens believes the success of the Google Summer of Code has created further momentum in the Open Source world.  "The calibre of coders and the buzz around Google's sponsorship created a great place for creative minds to prosper," Johan said.  "I'm extremely pleased that Google taken up the opportunity to support the Summer of Code once again."

As was the case last year, students participating in Joomla!’s summer of code 2006 will be mentored by a great team of core and community developers. All projects will need to be based on the upcoming Joomla! 1.5 which is going into beta soon. This new version of Joomla! has a completely refactored codebase and runs a full PHP application framework under the hood. Students will get the chance to either create interesting extensions for the Joomla! CMS or write framework libraries. Our developer network (http://dev.joomla.org) will be used for community communication about the projects.

As of May 1, Google is now accepting applications from students.

If you are interested, you’ve only got until May 8th to send in your proposal, so you’d better get on it.

Joomla! Flies Flag at LinuxTag

Boris and Alex
Boris Karnikowski and Alex at LinuxTag
Joomla! has been enjoying a lot of attention at Europe's biggest Linux and Open Source event, LinuxTag.

Core team member Alex Kempkens has been representing Joomla! at the event, held in Wiesbaden, Germany.  Alex reported back today to describe how Joomla! and other popular and emerging Open Source projects were not only able to present their respective offers but provides the opportunity for collaboration, brainstorming and networking.

Alex said the various Open Source CMS teams and speakers will meet this evening for a get together under the patronage of the OSCom, which is a global association that is providing services such as the CMS Matrix.

Alex is extremely pleased with the amount of interest in Joomla! and Open Source overall.  He said that tomorrow will see a feature of the event – "Web Talk Discussions" — of which Alex will be attending and making himself available as a panelist.

Other project members such as Typo3, ezPublish, Drupal, Magnolia are also involved in the presentations which are on tomorrow.

Joomla! is sharing space at the show kindly provided by Boris Karnikowski, of Addison-Wesley (Pearson). 

Alex has also posted on his developer blog on Joomla's Developer Portal.

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