Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 30:
• Ninjaboard 1.2 nightly builds available
• The Art of Leadership
• Get a Wonderful View of Joomla Day Chicago
• Who is Joomla-jenkins?
• The Story Behind the Story of the 1.7 Release
• Report from the OSM Summit - San Jose 2011
• Joint Summit Report
• Vote for the Version
• All good things eventually come to an end
• DOCman 1.4 end-of-life
• Our template showcase gets an overhau
• When did you update your site?
The first alpha build of 1.2 is now available on our beta channel! No builds from the beta channel is recommended for production sites. Please don't install this on live sites, it's very unstable and we don't expect it to be usable until beta status. We're currently refactoring our codebase to not only use Nooku Framework Alpha 3 (Ninjaboard 1.1 is on Alpha 2, and the differences between the two is like Joomla 1.5 vs 1.6), but also to work on Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and on Nooku Server.
Written by Brian Teeman
In my dim and distant past I was employed as a youth leader and as part of the training for that role we spent a lot of time discussing the differences between being a leader and a manager. The differences in personality required, tasks to achieve, goals and ambitions.
Written by Steve Burge
Sears Tower (recently renamed to Willis Tower) is the most famous landmark in Chicago. 103 stories up, at the top of the tower, you'll find the Sky Deck with wonderful views all across Chicago. Their website at http://www.theskydeck.com runs on Joomla.
Written by Elin Waring
The other day someone watching the platform at github asked me “Who is Joomla-jenkins?” That certainly seems to be someone doing a lot. Except it’s not exactly someone. Jenkins is continuous integration software (a fork of the Hudson project) which is used to ensure the stability of the platform by running unit tests, style checks and various analytics.Ian MacLennan recently announced a process changewhere all pull requests (requests from someone to have code committed) should go to the staging branch.
Written by Elin Waring
Every Joomla! release has its moments of drama, tension, and transcendence. Inside the Joomla! Bug Squad in the run up to the release is always a flurry of intense activity. 1.7 was no different in that. While most people probably know that the release of Joomla! 1.7 was a first because it was a time based released: back in January it was announced that the release of 1.7 would be in July, and the great thing is that we did it to the exact date and minute that was picked in late June. That doesn’t mean there were no hair raising moments, though!
Written by Ryan Ozimek
After three long days at the Joomla Leadership Summit, a team of eleven Open Source Matters members from four continents met in San Jose, California for our annual summit. Yes, much pizza was eaten. No, we didn’t spend too much time swimming in the hotel pool. Instead, we worked hard through seven sessions to pack as much Joomla goodness into two days as possible. We recognized that we couldn’t solve all our challenges in this short period, so we created small groups and focused on action items to help build momentum and progress.
Written by Alice Grevet
CLT: Peter Martin, Paul Orwig, Wendy Robinson, Sandra Warren
OSM: Robert Deutz, Alice Grevet, Dianne Henning, Sandy Ordonez, Paul Orwig, Ryan Ozimek, Jacques Rentzke, Marijke Stuivenberg, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Altansukh Tumenjargal
PLT: Chris Davenport, Mark Dexter, Louis Landry, Sam Moffatt, Omar Ramos, Ron Severdia, Jean-Marie Simmonet, Andrea Tarr
Written by Ron Severdia
This is a report from the Joomla Leadership Summit now underway in San Jose, CA. Members of the Community Leadership Team (CLT), Production Leadership Team (PLT) and the board of Open Source Matters (OSM) are busy discussing the best foot forward in all areas of the project. The PLT had our summit in the days leading up to the overall Leadership Summit. We'll share shortly the results of that summit, but we wanted to get some direct feedback from the community on an issue that affects many.
Written by Phil Taylor
We will soon be withdrawing our Joomla products from public download. Existing customers can re-download a copy from the customer download area for a limited time only. Very shortly all our Joomla products will be withdrawn from public download from our websites, this is the first stage. The second stage will be our support site, this will continue for a short while, however this too will removed, after which all support of our legacy Joomla extensions will cease.
Written by Johan
Today we are announcing the end of support for DOCman 1.4. Released in February 2009 and downloaded more then 1 million times it has served us well for the past 2.5 years. With the end-of-life of DOCman 1.4 we are also officially saying goodbye to Joomla 1.0 which already reached its end of life on July 22, 2009.
Written by Anthony Olsen
Overhauling the frame and navigation for our Joomla template showcase is one of those things that has been on my todo list for way too long. In addition to showing tooltip images of the templates when you hover over the links (not a revolutionary feature I know), the Joomla version compatibility has also been added to the template info. I will be adding more stuff like a description and zen grid framework compatibility notice, as well as hopefully plugging in a theme variation drop down as well.
Written by Thomas Kahl
Hundreds of osCommerce shops have been hacked and are now used to spread malware and trojans. According to heise.de (a large german IT-magazine), the hackers used a security whole in osCommerce that has been fixed nine months ago! OK, you might not use osCommerce - but this leads to the question "When did you last update your site"? Are Joomla, Virtuemart and other extensions on your site up to date? If not, this might be a possible risk for you and (more important) for your users.