Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 2:
• PLT Names Three New Members
• Looking Forward to 2013
• Beware, someone is pretending to be us!
• DOCman 2.0 Beta is here!
Written by Nick Savov
The Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members: Andrew Eddie, Javier Gomez and Tom Hutchison. The PLT is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of the Joomla! CMS and the Joomla! Platform. This includes releasing new versions, fixing bugs, adding new features and creating documentation. In December 2012, the PLT announced that they were seeking nominations from the community for several new members to join the team. Many excellent candidates were nominated and the PLT would like to thank all those who participated in the nomination process.
Our new members will strengthen the team in such areas as software architecture, internationalisation and documentation. Andrew Eddie hardly needs any introduction as he was one of the co-founders of Joomla! and has held almost all positions it has been possible to hold in the project at one time or another, including the PLT.
Written by Andy Miller
As we reflect on the past 12 months, we are really proud of what we achieved in 2012. We moved from fixed layouts to more modern responsive web layouts, we started developing Joomla templates and the vast majority of our existing extensions to support Joomla 3.0. We also created and refined our ground-breaking RokSprocket extension that is now available for Joomla 2.5 and 3.0 as well as WordPress.
We also have started converting some of our previously released Joomla 2.5 templates to Joomla 3.0. To help enable this we had a major update to our Gantry framework. The new 4.0 version has a new back-end design, speed and performance optimizations, support for responsive layouts, and a brand new default front-end template based on Twitter Bootstrap. We continue to translate these advances we make on our Joomla products to WordPress and of course phpBB.
Written by Phil Taylor
It has come to my attention that someone in India is making a copy of my official site at http://fix.myJoomla.com, and the secure form that you use to enter all your site logins to commission me to do work for you, in order to scam and phish your details. The user doing this is on IP Address 188.8.131.52 in New Dehli in India- The stupid idiot had forgotten to remove our live chat code and so triggered a chat, from which we can get lots of information about him. As you can see from this page history he is cloning our pages locally at the moment.
Always check you are on my official pages before sending sensitive information.
There is no way he can clone our Green Bar EV SSL certificate though – Please make sure that before you enter ANY data into our secure forms that you check our certificate.
Written by Omar
It’s official! Today we’re announcing the DOCman 2.0 Beta release! We’ve quietly allowed our customers to use the DOCman 2.0 Beta 1 and 2 versions for a few weeks now and received great feedback.
DOCman 2 beta is now ready for testing. Is it production ready? We think so! Some of our customers are already using it in production without problems. We still plan to release two more beta’s before DOCman 2 will be feature complete.
The DOCman 2.0 Beta includes all features mentioned in our previous DOCman 2.0 Alpha Blog Post, plus these exciting new features: