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Boston LinuxWorld WebCam

Final LinuxWorld Boston WebCam ImageImageMitch Pirtle, Andy Miller, Louis Landry

Core Team Member Andy Miller wanted everyone to see the buzz at the Boston LinuxWorld, so he's set up a webcam for us to check things out.

Andy, Mitch Pirtle and Louis Landry are attending the Joomla! stand at the show.  They guys have been inundated with visitors who want to know more about Joomla!

The guys have been giving presentations to users of all skill levels — beginners to experts.  On Monday night, they presented at the Boston PHP User Group .  The presentation included a Skype with the Joomla! Lead Developer Johan Janssens for a quick question and answer session — where there was considerable interest in the forthcoming Joomla! 1.5 beta release.

Update 06/04 : Read Mitch's blog post about 'Day Zero ' and see Mitch rubbing shoulders with Miguel de Icaza of GNOME here.

Update 08/04 : Download the podcast from the Boston PHP User Group presentation here

Update 09/04 : Read Mitch's summaries of each days activities: 'Day One', 'Day Two ' and the 'Final Day'.

Update 12/04 : Read the Ars Technica interview with the gang at Boston Expo.

Joomla! 1.5 is on the Horizon ...

Just when you thought it was time for a Joomla! release increment, we've decided to take FIVE in one go!

During the past few months, we've been discussing the versioning of the forthcoming Joomla! release.  We have decided to call the upcoming beta release "Joomla! 1.5 Beta", not Joomla! 1.1 Beta.

ImageThe sheer volume of changes in the Joomla! core (Joomla! framework) made a minor point (.1) increment inconsistent with the amount of work undertaken.  While it may not be obvious by simply looking at release dates, today's Joomla! core has mutiple technology shifts under the engine.

Much of the work reflects meeting the expectations from requests by the international community, to make Joomla! fully internationalised — and this was given the highest priority.  Lead developer of 1.5 Johan Janssens said the development issues involved in implementing internationalisation required "significantly more developer muscle compared to what shipped in Joomla! 1.0". 

Read more: Joomla! 1.5 is on the Horizon ...

LinuxWorld Canada Offers a Joomla! Special

LinuxWorld CanadaLinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada Conference & Expo April 24-26, 2006

"Where the IT Industry Meets!" LWNW 2006 is the number one marketplace for management and IT professionals to interact, learn about the newest applications and solutions, and see demonstrations of leading information technology based products and services in a mixed environment.

If you're a Joomla! fan make sure you're there for the conference April 24-26, and the trade show April 25-26, at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Bldg, Toronto.

The world-renowned, multi-sector event zeros in on technology pillars: security, dynamic storage, network management, communications, systems architecture, business solutions, server applications VOIP, ITIL, governance, web applications, and more. Exceptional non-commercial, educational programming conducted by renowned authors, academics and end users includes case studies and tutorials, demonstrating real-life applications and solutions.

Joomla! users read on for the Expo specials: 

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