Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 21.
This week, there's a case study on a multinational company using Joomla for their corporate website, a couple of Joomla 1.6 related posts and the announcement of the nominees for the J!Oscars awards. Guess who's nominated in two categories ;)
Enjoy the read!
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 20.
This week, there is a warning about (not) installing Joomla 1.6 beta on your live site, a write-up on the Joomla! Student Outreach Program and a post on how you can join the Joomla 1.6 bug squad, to mention some.
Enjoy the read :)
If you did, you might have seen that Joomla 1.6 beta is close to being released.
According to Mark Dexter of the Joomla team, the announcement of a beta version of Joomla 1.6 is about a week or two away.
On April 14th, the Joomla team conducted a chat session on IRC. The purpose of the chat was to give users an opportunity to connect with the Joomla team directly. And to ask questions about, in particular, Joomla 1.6.
Some days ago the team published the chat log from the event at joomla.org. I thought I'd spare you going through the complete log. The chat was hosted by Mark Dexter and Robert Deutz. So read on to get the highlights from the "Ask the Joomla team" chat session. As I see it, at least ;)
Andrew Eddie, one of the Joomla 1.6 core developers, released a couple of videos yesterday. The videos feature his presentation of the Joomla 1.6 status at the Melbourne JoomlaDay 2010. Among the things he details in the presentation is the finer details of the ACL (Access Control List) system.
At the same time, some (albeit vague) information on the release of Joomla 1.6 beta 1 has been released on the Joomla 1.6 page at Joomla.org.
During the last few weeks, two notable Joomla personalities have been honored with awards for their achievements.
The first one was Brian Teeman, and just a few days ago Andrew Eddie was recognized for his contributions.
Great news, everyone! The second alpha version of Joomla 1.6 has been released by the project team. And this time, the ACL is in place.
Read on for more about the new features and additions, and what's in store for the beta release.
First, I want to remind you that any alpha or beta release is only meant for evaluation and testing purposes. They should never be used on a live website.
I picked up a small comment from Hannes Papenberg from the Joomla 1.6 development team some time ago. He was talking about the process of upgrading from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6.
Today, Joomla is upgraded by copying all the files for the upgrade into the web root of the site. This works fine, and there are also some upgrade scripts that makes this process even faster.
Upgrading to a completely new version of Joomla is another case. Joomla 1.6 will have a lot of new functions and changes. Not only the files will change but also the structure of the tables, and some files will be deleted. Those things don't happen in a regular upgrade. Thus, the upgrade process is not just about copying files. Normally, the process would be to delete all of the files for 1.5, and then migrate all data, image files and setup into Joomla 1.6 manually. This is not ideal. For this reason, Hannes from the development team has proposed that a migration script be made.
Only some ten days has passed since my last update on Joomla 1.6. Then, the latest news was that Joomla 1.6 beta 1 would be released around now.
Today, however - the Joomla Production Team released news that they would soon announce the release of Joomla 1.6 Alpha 2. Apparently, the ACL (Access Control List) functionality is what makes the project take more time than previously expected.