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08

Mar

2013

Joomla! Recent Download Fun Facts
Written by Mark Dexter   
Friday, 08 March 2013 16:47

I was poking around our very own Joomlacode.org site today and started looking at some recent download statistics. As you may know, reliable market share information for open-source CMS packages is hard to find, and it is especially difficult to assess recent trends. However, Joomlacode tracks all file downloads (including those from the one-click version updates), and these do provide some useful data. Here are some numbers I found interesting.

In the last six months (September 2012 – February 2013), we registered the following download counts for full packages (excluding the update packages):

  • Joomla 2.5: 1,725,268 (about 288k per month)
  • Joomla 3.0: 796,340 (about 133k per month)

During this period, we averaged about 420k downloads per month of our two flagship products.

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Wed

06

Mar

2013

Tag - You're It
Written by Nick Savov   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 06:20

It is almost time for Joomla 3.1 Beta and we wanted to give you a quick sneak-peek at the proposed new Tags feature to get you excited for it, which at this point looks like it will likely get in for Joomla 3.1 or at the latest for Joomla 3.2. Tags are a kind of meta-data that allow you to assign a keyword or keywords to a particular item. Since it's meta data, core and custom extensions could theoretically organize and display that meta-data in many different ways. For example, you might tag some contacts in Contact Manager as "Joomla Bug Squad" and do the same for some articles in Article Manager. You could then create a menu item (or use a module) to display, within a list, all the items tagged as "Joomla Bug Squad".

We also hope that this article will generate interest among extension developers and that you will consider budgeting some development time in the next few weeks to add tagging to your extensions. We feel this will be an important core feature that will add value to your extensions and provide an all-around tagging solution for users.  The great news is that Tags is very easy to integrate into your extensions.  Click here to find out how.
 
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Tue

05

Mar

2013

Joomla Project to Apply for GSoC 2013
Written by Michael Babker   
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:00

The spring time is drawing upon us, and for student developers, this is an exciting time of year. Google has again announced that it will be running the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. Continuing on the successes of previous years, the Joomla! Project will once again apply to participate in this program.

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Fri

01

Mar

2013

Pizza, Bugs, and Fun March 16th, 2013
Written by Nick Savov   
Friday, 01 March 2013 06:16

Consider this your invitation to join us on Saturday, the 16th of March, for Pizza, Bugs, and Fun.  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, including at Joomla!Day Boston.  The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before Joomla 3.1's release, which will be on or around the 25th of March, and Joomla 2.5.10's release.

This Bug Squash event is a great opportunity for intermediate to advanced users to learn how to contribute to Joomla bug fixes within the community.  You do not have to be an expert coder or even a coder to contribute;  all we ask is that you are familiar with running Joomla on your localhost before the event and that you consider yourself at least an intermediate user.  We will provide you with the help and documentation that you need to test the Joomla patches (i.e. fixes), so please join us this weekend and help us to make Joomla better!

Detailed information about the event can be found in the wiki at http://docs.joomla.org/Pizza_Bugs_and_Fun_March_16,_2013

To comment or discuss this post, go to http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=792880

 

Sun

17

Feb

2013

The 3rd Joomla! Day India
Written by Ashwin Date   
Sunday, 17 February 2013 15:24

The JUG Pune & JUG Mumbai had organised the 3rd Joomla! Day in Mumbai, and what an event it was! We had Ryan Ozimek, David Hurley, Ofer Cohen and  more than half a dozen speakers from various parts of India. We also had an enthusiastic audience from far corners, and all of them were more than willing to soak in every bit of the knowledge the community wished to impart. The Joomla Handshake #jhandshake too was ideated, you can view the video on Ryan's Vine.

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