Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 13:
• Free Joomla! 2.5 Multilingual Training Webinar
• Call for OSM Board Nominations
• How To Upgrade MAMP
• New and improved support forums
• Agora 4.0.01 released
Free Joomla! 2.5 Multilingual Training Webinar
Written by Gary Brooks
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.
Call for OSM Board Nominations
Written by Alice Grevet
Open Source Matters (OSM) is entrusted with providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! project. You can find out more about the organization at http://www.opensourcematters.org.
Given those responsibilities, and the recent departure of two long-serving board members, and the OSM officer changes resulting in the election of the Treasurer to President, the decision has been made to expand the board once more. We are looking for your nominations for new OSM board members.
We acknowledge that the greater worldwide Joomla! community can help us a lot in this election process, and make us aware of potential candidates we may overlook.
MAMP is one of the easiest virtual server applications for developing websites on your local computer. Simply download the application which contains all the resources you need for running your website just as if it was on a web server on the Internet. You do not have to be a technical genius and configure a server environment from scratch on your own. It's all done for you.
MAMP is an acronym for "Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, and PHP". These are the main resources to run database driven websites like Joomla.
New and improved support forums
Written by Myra
Building Joomla extensions that just work is only part of what we do. Working with our users to get feedback and improve our extensions is what counts most.
Today we are happy to announce the availability of our new Joomlatools customer support forums. With the new service, our Member Center now has a designated area where customers can provide feedback, ask questions and report issues for our growing product base.
In the past 6 months our team has been working very hard to improve our Member Center, and made sure that we listened to your needs. A next step in this process is moving our support forums into the Member Center. You no longer need two separate logins to access the support forums.
Written by Ron van Schaik
Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Agora Pro 4.0.01, which is fully compatible with Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5!
This is a maintenance and feature release.
Notes: In addition to various fixes, this release includes 10 new themes for superior styling options, JomSocial and UddeIM Integration Add-Ons and Smilies management features.