Joomla! New Year

On the eve of New Year, imagine that Joomla! was a person. 

If Joomla! was a person, its oxygen would be the myriad of active fingers on keyboards logging into the Joomla! website, the forums, extensions and developer zone, attending Joomla! Days and checking out hosts of community and fan sites.

Yes, yes, Joomla! has won awards. Many.  But the accolades are not oxygen. 

Joomla! feels great joy because the past 12 months has seen a mature ecosystem evolve; where people from all walks of life, all races and religions are equal.  Equal to share, equal to learn, and equal to participate in an online community.  And with those skills, everybody is able to craft a website, start a business, perhaps even ensure financial freedom for their family!

Joomla! 1.0.12

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.

Joomla! Wins Again at UK LinuxWorld
Johan, Chris and Louis celebrating!

Joomla! won Best Linux / Open Source Project at UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, in London tonight.

 

This is the second year running, the Joomla! team has won the prestigious award.  Louis Landry, Johan Janssens and Peter Russell accepted the award from LinuxUser and Developer magazine publisher Maggie Meer.

Johan described the win for Joomla! as "one for the community".  "The buzz around the Joomla! project is driven by our huge user base and this translates into what is fast becoming the most popular open source framework going," Johan said.

Chris Adams, of Rochen, who is a major sponsor of the Joomla! project was nominated as Best Linux Open Source ISP / Internet Host.  Unfortunately, Rochen missed out this year but it was great to have Rochen with us to celebrate.  "Chris and the Rochen guys are part of the Joomla! family ... this is as much Rochen's award as it is the developers and the communities."

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