Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 6:
- Africa Cup of Nations Uses Joomla
- JED 1.5 Version Support Ends
- Open Call For Capital Committee Team Applicants
- Joomla upgrade 2.5.9 now available - 1 security issue resolved
- K2 v2.6.4 release - introduces new/cool/SEF/URL options
Written by Steve Burge
The Africa Cup of Nations is one of the largest and most presitigious football tournaments in the world. This year the tournament is being held for the 29th time and the venue is South Africa. Over the last three weeks, 16 teams from across Africa have been competing. The final is being played on Saturday between Nigeria and Burkina Faso. The official tournament website is http://www.afcon2013online.com and it uses Joomla.
Written by Matthew Baylor
As planned back in April 2012, the JED will begin the transition of dropping support for Joomla 1.5 only extensions.
The 1.5 timeline
- April 1, 2012: we no longer accepted 1.5 only submissions.
- February 15, 2013: the 1.5 compatibility icon will be disabled for new submissions.
- March 1, 2013: We will begin unpublishing listings that are marked as Joomla 1.5 only and remove the 1.5 icons. After a 1.5 only listing is unpublished developers will have 14 days to update the unpublished listing with a 2.5 and/or 3.0 version. Once updated a support ticket will need to be opened to get the listing republished.
- March 15, 2013: all non-compatible listings will be purged from the system. Once a listing is purged, to get the extension listed again, it will need to be submitted as new.
Written by Mike Carson
The Capital Committee Team of Open Source Matters is looking for additional candidates to join our existing team. We are looking to expand our current team to meet the increased goals and ambitions of Open Source Matters to financially support the Joomla! Project, Joomla! Events, and other Joomla community initiatives. What is the Capital Committee?
What does the Capital Committee do?
The OSM Capital Committee Team is responsible for all sponsorship and fundraising activities for the Joomla! Project. The OSM Capital Committee Team builds strategies for encouraging growth in sponsorships, builds targets for each year’s sponsorship revenues, and provides regular reports to the Open Source Matters Board on the activities of the Capital Committee. Responsibilities and Tasks include:
Written by Ron van Schaik
Joomla 2.5.9 has been released. Notable in this build is the inclusion of a low priority security patch for an information disclosure vulnerability affecting versions 2.5.8 and earlier versions of 2.5. 22 items from the bug tracker were also addressed. Full details can be found in the official 2.5.9 release announcement at joomla.org Since this release improves security, we recommend that all users perform an Joomla upgrade immediately.
A Joomla upgrade can be performed directly in the Joomla administrative backend. For users with multiple sites, we recommend updating all your sites from Watchful.li — a centralized site manager for Joomla.
Written by by Fotis Evangelou
Although not even 10 days have passed since we released K2 v2.6.3, we decided it would be a shame not to release this new version 2.6.4 ASAP. You see, this new release brings some SEF URL enhancements which we know many K2 users will love. To quickly sum things up we have added the new K2 advanced SEF options, tag normalization options, jQuery 1.8.3 and 1.9.1, improved the transliteration logic introduced in v2.6.3 and removed 2 obsolete online image editors (used via the backend).
For the impatient, grab the update here: http://getk2.googlecode.com/files/K2_v2.6.4.zip
If you are on Joomla! 1.5, grab the zip file from the link above and install it on top of your existing K2 version. If you are on Joomla! 2.5 or 3.0, go to the Joomla! update manager, purge the update cache, re-check and you'll see the new release available to instantly update.