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Google Summer of Code Students Announced
Written by Elin Waring, Chad Windnagle, Andrea Tarr   
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:39

Google Summer of Code 2012 LogoGreetings, Community

Welcome to another Google Summer of Code (TM) (GSoC) update from the team! Back in March we were honored to be told by Google that we had made the list and that the Joomla project was accepted into the Google Summer of Code program this year.

Yesterday Google announced the eight students accepted to Google Summer of CodeTM for Joomla.  We’re excited about the projects these students have proposed and most of all about having these developers participate in the Joomla development community.

  • Javier Gómez: Language Installation for the CMS
  • Lucas Tiago De Castro Jesus: Language Translation Extension
  • Aaron Schmitz: Google API
  • Diana Prajescu: Facebook API
  • Florian Voutzinos: Workflow API
  • Kavith Thiranga Lokuhewage: JS / CSS Compression API -
  • Prasath Nadarajah: MediaWiki API
  • Stefan Neculai: Web Services API

The next few weeks are going to be key for the student’s success in the program. Mentors and students will be working together closely to formulate plans that will guide them through the rest of the summer. Students will be learning how to work with the development infrastructure and studying the Joomla APIs and design patterns.

The students have already been participating in fixing bugs and on the development mailing lists.

The community can get involved in helping and assisting the students by joining our mailing list, giving them feedback on development mailing lists, and following the work in their github repositories. Although the students are going to be taking their direction from mentors, input and advice from the development community at large will be very helpful and is an essential part of the open source development process.

These students were chosen from among more than 50 applicants, and choosing the final projects was very challenging. Thank you to all of the students who applied and community members who submitted project ideas and provided feedback to students.

Joomla! is one of 180 open source projects participating in Google Summer of Code 2012.  We appreciate Google’s support of student work in open source projects.






An Idea for the Joomla 3.0 Editing Mode
Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 23 April 2012 15:58

Last week we gave you a glimpse of a possible new design for Joomla 3.0.

To recap some of the key points:

  • Kyle Ledbetter and his Joomla Usability team ( ) are redesigning Joomla using Twitter Bootstrap ( ).
  • Making Joomla 3.0 mobile-ready is a very high priority.
  • The release of Joomla 3.0 is still over five months away and much work is still to be done. What you see here are ideas, but only ideas so far. Look for more information as work progresses.
  • Head over to if you want to get involved.





A First Look at the Mobile-Ready Joomla 3.0
Labels: Joomla 3.0Usability

Written by Steve Burge   
Monday, 16 April 2012 14:40

Joomla 3.0 is due in September and the team have been hard at work bringing the next era of Joomla to life.

One of the most important changes will be an overhaul of Joomla's design. Both the visitor and administrator areas are being redesigned from top-to-bottom.

The next web revolution will be the mobile revolution. As hundreds of millions more people come online, many of them will only be using mobile devices. Our aim is make Joomla 3.0 completely mobile-friendly, while still remaining recognizably Joomla.

Kyle Ledbetter and his Joomla Usability team ( ) are redesigning Joomla using Twitter Bootstrap. Twitter describes Bootstrap as being: "an extensive front-end toolkit for developing web sites and applications." Using Boostrap allows Joomla to create a mobile-ready experience based on a hugely popular framework that many other developers and designers already know and love. You can find the offical Bootstrap project homepage at

The release of Joomla 3.0 is still over five months away and much work is still to be done, but here are some teaser shots of where things are today. Look for more information as work progresses and head over to if you want to get involved.






Joomla! presente en la FLISOL 2012
Labels: EventsSpanish

Written by Guillermo Bravo   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 19:38

De acuerdo a la Wikipedia, FLISoL, Acrónimo para Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre, es el evento simultáneo de Software Libre más grande de Latinoamérica. Se presenta en todos los países latinoamericanos y en él se habla acerca de Software Libre desde 2005. En 2008, más de 200 ciudades de 18 países participaron en la FLISoL.

According to Wikipedia, FLISoL, an acronym for Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre (Latin American free software install fest), is the biggest event for spreading Software Libre since 2005, performed simultaneously in different countries of Latin America. In 2008, more than 200 cities from 18 countries of Latin America participated on a FLISoL.






New and Improved Updater
Written by Andrea Tarr   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:13

We introduced the one-click update in Joomla! 1.7. When it worked, it was marvelous. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as robust when it came up against all the various hosting situations and differently configured systems. Many people turned to Nicholas Dionysopoulos’ AdminTools to do their updates.

We are happy to announce that with Joomla 2.5.4, we have added a new core component, Joomla! Update, that Nicholas wrote based on his experience dealing with updating across a wide variety of hosts with his Akeeba Backup, Kickstart and AdminTools. Once you have the component installed, you will be able to use it for the next release. So all of you who update to 2.5.4 will be able to use it to update to 2.5.5.

This component will also let you decide whether you want to continue getting updates for the 2.5.x long term support release or jump up to the newest 3.0.0 short term release when it comes out in September. See the section on Options for details.


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