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Thu

25

Jul

2013

3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4 What is going on?
Written by Elin Waring   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:51

The numbering of the CMS version 3 releases that are coming in the next day or so is going to be a bit surprising. Maybe not as strange as going from 1.7 to 2.5, but let’s take a closer look so everyone understands what is going on.

As previously posted, the plan was for a release of 3.1.2 early this week.  However some people automatically updated prior to the release due to receiving premature notification of the release while final testing of the release packages by the Joomla! Bug Squad was beginning.

When they updated they found that, in fact, there was a problem with the packages.  That problem caused their updates to fail, breaking their sites.  After several intense days of investigation, it was determined that the failure was due to changes to a key file (restore.php) in the update component itself.  This caused the updates to fail before completing.

Once the cause of the problem was identified, a solution was sought.  Although it seems as though a limited number of sites were impacted by this change, it is important to provide them with a way to update successfully using the automatic updater, which the corrupted file would prevent.

After a lot of head scratching, experimentation and testing a workable plan was developed.  That is where the strange release schedule and numbers come in.

3.1.2, the release that was never released, will not have a formal release.

3.1.3 will be a release that will only replace the corrupted file.  Only users who installed 3.1.2 will install 3.1.3. Everyone else will skip 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 and go straight to 3.1.4.

 

  • Users currently on 3.1.1 will go directly to 3.1.4.
  • Users who accidentally went to 3.1.2 will go to 3.1.3 and then 3.1.4.

 

All of this will work seamlessly in the Joomla update component.

Thanks as always to the people who test the pre-release CMS packages and to those who accidentally updated and quickly reported problems.  This participation means that no broken version of the CMS was released and is what makes Joomla! not just such a powerful application but also a great development and user community to be a part of.

Though 3.141592 has been suggested as the next release, most likely we’ll have a 3.1.5 in August just  before the beta of 3.2.

 

Update: Added missing paragraph and missing dots in title.

 

Thu

18

Jul

2013

Call for Joomla User Group Team members
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:37

Joomla! User Groups (JUGs) beat at the heart of the Joomla! project, providing a regular opportunity for members of the community to come together, share their knowledge, learn, and meet others from their local area.

There are Joomla! User Groups around the world, all of which are run by volunteers.  A team of volunteers also makes up the Joomla! User Group Team, who are responsible for approving JUG applications, supporting new User Groups during the application process, in the early days when the JUG is getting started and dealing with any issues which may arise in relation to Joomla! User Groups.

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Thu

11

Jul

2013

Pizza, Bugs, and Fun is Today - Friday, July 12th, 2013
Written by Nick Savov   
Thursday, 11 July 2013 07:12

You're invited

Tomorrow (Friday, July 12th) is the gobal Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day, in every time zone, global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organizedas well as a virtual training session today at 15:00 UTC. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible. Read on for more information.

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Wed

26

Jun

2013

A2 Hosting Global Platinum Sponsorship Announcement
Written by Mike Carson   
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 21:38

Open Source Matters is happy to announce a new Global Platinum Sponsorship agreement with A2 Hosting. Their support of the Joomla! Project is much appreciated.

A2 Hosting offers optimized Joomla hosting services as well as many other open source platforms.

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Tue

18

Jun

2013

Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun July 12th, 2013
Written by Nick Savov   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:56


You're Invited

Please consider this your personal invitation to join us on Friday, the 12th of July, for our first Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested. There will also be local venues wherever they are organized. The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before the next maintenance releases.


Friday July 12th

We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's our first PBF on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation. For more information, check out our landing page at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf.

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