Joomla Announcements

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!

International PHP Magazine Features Joomla! 1.5

International PHP MagazineCore team member Mitch Pirtle has hit the virtual newstands in a big way as the cover story author of this month's International PHP Magazine.

Mitch was invited to put pen to paper about forthcoming Joomla! technologies and proved a more than worthy scribe, as evidenced by landing the front page.  He manages to encapsulate a lot of technical terms into a very good read for Joomla! users of all levels of expertise.

If you're wanting to know what's changing in Joomla! or what advantages there are in the new version over the 1.0 series, Mitch takes all of this in his stride covering the power of the API, new templating system, internationalisation and much more.

Sure, some of you already know all this and that Joomla! is the best open source CMS on the planet, but you can always use a high-quality feature such as this in your Joomla! brag book.

International PHP Magazine has provided this download link for a FREE sample of the entire article .  

 

 

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