Joomla blog posts from around the web (06/11)

Hjoomla-week-06ere are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 6.

J and Beyond calls out to the community to submit proposals for sessions. The deadline is March 4th.

There's also a piece about Molajo - is it a fork?

Last week also saw some controversy around the upgrading to 1.6 for a certain CCK extension for Joomla, and there's a really interesting sneak peek at the coming redesign of (I love the mega menu!!).

There's also an interview with Gary Brooks of about his background and the demo site - and many more posts this week.

Enjoy the read and have a great week!

J and Beyond - Call for Papers

Written by Brian Teeman

J and Beyond, an International Joomla® Conference in Kerkrade The Netherlands, is coming and the deadline for submitting proposals for sessions is on 4th March.  J and Beyond is not like any other Joomla! event, the entire programme of events is up to you the participants. Any and every participant has the opportunity to present a paper which can be either a presentation, tutorial or workshop.

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Art of Joomla: JDatabaseQuery Class and DB Changes in Joomla! 1.6

Written by Amy Stephen

Andrew Eddie has published some excellent doc on JDatabaseQuery and the database changes in 1.6. Good resource for developers looking to upgrade Extensions to 1.6.

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Why we're not porting K2 to Joomla! 1.6 (just yet), the life cycle of a release, Nooku Server and more

Written by Fotis Evangelou

Joomla! 1.6's life cycle is very short. Just 6 months. By July 2011, the Joomla! team will end development and proceed to releasing Joomla! v1.7.

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Why we're not porting K2 to Joomla! 1.6, etc - DELETED COMMENT

Written by James Durrant

I don’t think the poll reflects the entire K2 community and nor is it scientific. Many non-active community members will be installing Joomla 1.6 over the next few weeks and months only to discover that K2 won’t work with it, and I think there is a good chance that they’ll be disappointed.

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Is Molajo a Fork? Does Joomla! 1.6 suck?

Written by Amy Stephen

Molajo is a set of extensions that runs with Joomla! 1.6. Those extensions will be packaged with a copy of Joomla! 1.6 as a distribution. Our goal is to enable the update facility in 1.6 that will make it easier to keep the extensions and distribution up to date.

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Showcase Reflections

Written by Ron Severdia

As we creep up to the second anniversary of the Joomla Site Showcase in April, I'd like to share some of the experiences myself and the team has had.

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Why Developers Should Upgrade Sooner Than Later

Written by Ron Severdia

There has been some debate and a little confusion (and some misinformation) about whether or not extension developers should upgrade their extensions to Joomla 1.6. The short answer is "yes, except if you have an extension that is now ruled obsolete by the new functionality."

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The Joomla Development Strategy

Written by Jeremy Wilken

There is some confusion about how Joomla is going to be maintained and further developed. To be honest, I have questions myself, and details about the strategy are somewhat outlined here, but also hasn't been updated since 1.6 was released and other comments and details around the Joomla communication lines add to the confusion over what is going to happen.

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A fun Joomla template for February

Written by Anthony Olsen

Our february Joomla template is a colourful and lighthearted design that uses some bold colours, subtle textures and a few carefully crafted edge highlights.  The screenshot should give you a good idea of where we are headed this month and while the demo content is geared towards mediation or church website, the final template will be flexible enough to be the perfect addition to personal or creative business websites alike ... ok enough of the spin - see the design for yourself.

Read the complete post here... Redesign Homepage Mockup & MegaMenu Demo

Written by Kyle Ledbetter

Building on the brand that's been started with the Joomla 1.6 landing page and all the lenghty research and discussions (thanks to all of you), we have our first homepage mockup (& live demo)!

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Adopted Child Grows Up To Father 1,000 New Joomla Sites A Day – with Gary Brooks

I wasn’t sure whether it was appropriate to even ask Gary Brooks about his childhood, but he reassured me in our pre-interview that as a member of the open source community he wanted to be open about who he was.

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