- Category: Project Release News
Joomla! 1.0.12 [ Sunfire ] is available as of Monday the 25th of December 2006 1:00 UTC for download here.
We suggest that all Joomla! users upgrade to this version.
Joomla! 1.0.12 features:
- 140+ General Bug Fixes
- Several low level security fixes
- A full security audit of SQL queries
- SSL switchover support
Although this release contains several security fixes, as they are of a low level nature, this release is still being characterized as a Stability Release. If you are running a version of Joomla! older than 1.0.11, you should upgrade immediately to at least Joomla! 1.0.11 as that release addressed several important security issues. If you are using Joomla! 1.0.11, we recommend that you upgrade to 1.0.12 as it addresses several long standing bugs and several low level security issues.
We are also pleased to announce the creation of a new Security Announcements Forum. As the name suggests, this forum will be used for security announcements for the Joomla! core and third party extensions. We strongly encourage that all Joomla! users register on forum.joomla.org and subscribe to this forum to ensure that they receive notification of important security issues as soon as possible. We also encourage you to do same for all third-party extensions you use, where available.
- Category: Team News
Joomla!'s newest appointed core team member, Chris Davenport, believes open source software brings collective benefit to people from all walks of life. In fact, it was a hard-nosed business decision which drew him to open source and the project, having seen he got more "bang for his buck" compared to proprietary software.
Chris, who lives in a village called Battlefield, near Shrewsbury, in the UK, has years of experience in IT and management. He is presently a non-executive director of a small manufacturing business but has always kept a handle on IT. His appointment to the core team will involve coordinating and creating developer documentation.
"Over time I found that open source is generally more flexible and better supported," he said. "If you can speak the same language as the developers, then they are very amenable to fixing bugs and making improvements. The same approach with proprietary companies falls on deaf ears; there's not the same ownership and pride that you get with open source."
- Category: Team News
Packt Publishing today (14 November) announced Joomla! as the the winner of the 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award.
With 16,000 votes for more than 70 different Open Source Content Management Systems nominated for the award, Joomla! was judged winner of the final. After eight weeks of voting from visitors to www.PacktPub.com and judges from The Open Source Collective, MySQL, the Eclipse Foundation, and CMSPros, Joomla! triumphed with the most votes, winning $5,000.
Joomla! is the youngest CMS of the five finalists having originated by the then Mambo development team in August 2005. Joomla! was chosen due to its ease of installation and use along with the active development and community that supports the project.
Core team member Alex Kempkens said the award was a wonderful surprise. "I would personally like to thank Packt for their contribution to the Joomlasphere — by publishing Joomla! guides and by running such a successful competition," he said.