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Thu

12

Apr

2012

Joomla! presente en la FLISOL 2012
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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.

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Wed

04

Apr

2012

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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Tue

27

Mar

2012

Free Joomla! 2.5 Multilingual Training Webinar
Written by Gary Brooks   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 21:55

Joomla! 2.5 was released in January of this year and the stable version is now available to download at joomla.org. New features including automatic notifications of core Joomla! and extension updates and a powerful internal indexer and search function have brought a new realm of usability and functionality for both site administrators and users.

What you may not know is that there is a free training webinar outlining the 24 new features, and, more specifically, the core Joomla! multilingual functions available in Joomla! 2.5. One of the things that Joomla! focused on with this release is the internationalization of websites and encouraging users and website owners to create sites that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. One of the biggest barriers to that is language accessibility. The Joomla! Community has tackled that head on with the new and refined Language Manager and other multilingual capabilities now available in Joomla! 2.5.

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Tue

20

Mar

2012

Join Our Google Summer of Code Success Story
Written by Chad Windnagle   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 02:50

What We’ve Done

It is an incredible honor to be a part of the team that helped bring Google Summer of Code (GSoC) back into the Joomla community for 2012. This year, the Joomla community is certainly shaping up to be an exciting one. We’ve had Joomla 2.5, undoubtedly the most advanced and functional version of the CMS released early this year. On top of that, the community has been able to get their hands on yet-another top-notch OSM president who will continue to bring new energy, ideas, and direction to Joomla’s legal entity.

Joomla Approved for GSoCOn Friday, March 16th, around 2:00pm EST I got the email. Google had approved Joomla’s application. We were in. We waited about an hour to make sure it wasn’t a dream and to fill out our Google-Melange profile. Then, the social-media-sphere took over. Tweets, Skype messages, and Facebook comments all started to pile in congratulating us. The team, had they been able to, would’ve clinked glasses of champagne at the news. It was a big, exciting moment, and I’m honored, and proud to have been a part of it.

The Road Ahead

Now that we’re in, the real work is about to begin. Running the program is going to take a lot more effort, and that’s the road we face now. The work that students will be doing for the Joomla program won’t stop here. The mentoring they receive will travel with the student wherever they go. Future education, and future jobs - the student will get a lot from the program.

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Tue

06

Mar

2012

Joomla Roadmap Meeting: Production Working Groups & Lightning Talks
Written by Andrea Tarr   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 15:20

The next Joomla Roadmap Meeting is being held as part of the J and Beyond conference that is taking place May 18-20 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Ideally, we'd like to come out of the meeting with some tangible accomplishments, but we recognise that may not be possible given the time constraints. More important is to bring people together to bounce ideas around and to form groups that will work to bring particular features into Joomla.

To encourage features to be brought forward in a timely and organised process we would like to see those people with an interest in promoting a major feature or change get together in a team under the Production Working Groups banner.

If you are interested in helping with a feature for Joomla 3.x, whether or not you can come to the Joomla Roadmap Meeting at J and Beyond, please fill out the Joomla Roadmap Meeting: Production Working Group form and let us know.

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