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Thu

14

Aug

2008

Forum and JoomlaCode maintenance, Sunday the 17th
Written by Robin Muilwijk   
Thursday, 14 August 2008 09:00

Our Forum will be down for scheduled maintenance on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 18:00pm UTC (Time and Date). The downtime is estimated to be about 2 hours. For updates see the announcement on the forum.

JoomlaCode.org will be down for scheduled maintenance around Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 5:00am Brisbane time (Time and Date). The downtime is estimated to be about an hour. For updates see the announcement on the forum.

Appologies for any inconvenience, the Site and Infrastructure Team

 

 

Wed

13

Aug

2008

How Joomla 1.5.6 came about
Written by Anthony Ferrara   
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 23:22

As most of you know, a critical security vulnerability affecting all Joomla versions below (and including) 1.5.5 was discovered on Tuesday, August 12th 2008. What most of you don't know, is what went on behind the scenes that day. A whole mass of people came together and immediately worked on all the tasks necessary to make 1.5.6 happen. Experiencing this first hand was quite amazing... Publishing a release is a process that normally has two weeks (and a team of people) devoted to it (for everything from selecting which remaining artifacts will be fixed, to translations, to clicking publish and everything in-between). This all happened in a VERY short time.

Read more...
 

Wed

13

Aug

2008

Recovering the Administrator Password
Written by Elin Waring   
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 12:13

If you were unfortunate enough to be impacted by the exploit discovered yesterday, you may need to recover your admin password. Of course, you can do this in the user manager if you had another super admin account and nothing was changed in the user table. But assuming that's not the case, here are instructions for how to do it.

Here is a link to a wiki explanation of how to recover your administrator password.

Here is a video of the process made by James Ramsay as a GHOP project. Thanks James!

 

Wed

13

Aug

2008

JoomlaCode Maintenance - 17th August, 2008
Written by Sam Moffatt   
Wednesday, 13 August 2008 08:40

JoomlaCode is scheduled for system maintenance for about an hour at 5am GMT on the 17th August, 2008. This is get JoomlaCode up to date and provide some performance improvements.

Check out http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=406&t=315680 for more information about the downtime and any further notices related to this down time.

Check out http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=406 for up to date information on down time related to JoomlaCode.

 

Tue

05

Aug

2008

Joomla! Forums - Changing of the Guard
Written by Wendy Robinson   
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 22:20

Most likely if you've been hanging around the Joomla! forums for any amount of time, you've seen or heard of Brad Baker.

Brad is the Sites and Infrastructure Working Group Coordinator on the Core Team. As well as filling that role, he has also been our
Forum Administrator since the forums' begninning nearly three years ago.

As the Joomla! community and project continue to grow, the responsibilities of the Sites and Infrastructure team increase. Brad has decided to take a broader approach to all S&I endevours, leaving forum moderating and administrating to the Forum Workgroup that he has helped largely to foster and grow.

As a forum moderator, I cannot possibly count the amount of times an obvious solution to a forum issue has been "Ask Brad."   And always with a quick and sensible answer, he never left us hanging.  Thankfully, he has taught us well and we have all learned a lot from his leadership.

For what its worth, I'm not even sure if he ever actually stood up and volunteered to be this Great Leader.  But he was.  And are we ever lucky for that!

We'll miss Brad on the Forum Workgroup for sure, but he won't be far away:

"I intend to keep working on S&I stuff.. but keeping a general role, rather
than focussing on something like the forum. I still intend to be around of
course." ~ Brad Baker

Make no mistake, he is not leaving Joomla!, or the Core Team. And we will surely still see him around on the forums.

Brad, thanks.

 


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