Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 05, 2014
- JOOMLA! FRAMEWORK CHANGES TO LGPL
- UPDATE ON THE JOOMLA! 3.3 RELEASE SCHEDULE
- How RocketTheme Uses MAMP 3.0
- Navigate our support forums like a pro
- Zentools with External Links and a Directory
- Joomla Day Atlanta ticket giveaway
- Two most trusted names in Joomla announce sh404SEF Lite Partnership
Written by Paul Orwig
The board of Open Source Matters (OSM) has voted to approve the request submitted by the Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) to change the license of the Joomla Framework from GPL v2+ to LGPL v2.1+. It is important to understand that this license change applies only to the Joomla Framework, and does not affect the GPL v2+ license for the Joomla Content Management System (CMS).
This decision by OSM was the final step in a process that started early last year, when the PLT first initiated a public email list discussion and then conducted a survey aimed at the Joomla developer community. When the results of that survey indicated strong support for that potential license change, the PLT requested that OSM research legal issues regarding this potential change for the Joomla Framework. The conclusion of OSM's research with the assistance of the Software Freedom Law Center was that there were no legal barriers to prevent potentially making that change.
Written by Michael Babker
Joomla! 3.3 is almost ready! The development team has been working away putting the finishing touches on the beta. The aim for this release was presented by Michael Babker at Joomla!Day Boston 2014:
"Joomla 3.3 will be the most stable Joomla! release. Ever!"
We have revised the launch timeline slightly to ensure we can get everything up to the quality levels we all would like, and to ensure thorough testing on as many hosting environments as possible.
Written by Ryan Pierson
Being able to run a local development and testing environment is critical in RocketTheme's day-to-day operations. Our team is spread out across the world, and each member has their own development environment that enables them to create and test their creations as they go, without having to commit every minor change to a central server.
Because the vast majority of our products rely on active installations of database-driven platforms like Joomla, WordPress, Magento, and phpBB, we needed to find a solution that offered us the ability to test, without having to dedicate an entire system to doing so.
Written by Steven Rombauts
With our growing number of extensions and with DOCman 2 nearing it’s stable release we are very happy to see an increase in the superb feedback we are receiving on our support forums. Thanks for that! It really helps us to make our extensions even better.
This also means that questions may already be answered by someone else. To ensure you find those answers more easily we have implemented a brand new toolbar on top of the forum overviews. This toolbar gives you access to the version filter and the sorting options.
Written by paulus103
Zentools for Joomla is a flexible, responsive and multi purpose extension that offers the ability to display content in many different ways from slide shows, carousels, grids, accordions, lists and many more.
In this tutorial a Zentools slide show is created using a directory (folder) of images. The images are then linked to web pages using the Zentools external link function. You can view the tutorial on the Zentools extension site.
Written by Ron van Schaik
Our very own Vic Drover will be the opening keynote speaker at the inaugural Joomla Day Atlanta.
This is promising to be an exceptional event, with an amazing line-up including some of the most talented people presenting a wide variety of relevant topics on the future of Joomla, Security, Development as well as Business practices. If you've never attended a major Joomla event this is a great opportunity.
We would love for you to be able to join us there, so we are giving away 5 tickets.
Written by Ron van Schaik
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