Joomla news (360)
Even though I try not to chase the news (it wears you out, I promise you), there's a lot going on in the Joomla commounity. I will comment on certain things happening with Joomla, other stuff I will just link to in my Twitter account. Enjoy!
Andrew Eddie, one of the Joomla 1.6 core developers, released a couple of videos yesterday. The videos feature his presentation of the Joomla 1.6 status at the Melbourne JoomlaDay 2010. Among the things he details in the presentation is the finer details of the ACL (Access Control List) system.
At the same time, some (albeit vague) information on the release of Joomla 1.6 beta 1 has been released on the Joomla 1.6 page at Joomla.org.
CMS Expo is a 3-day conference for web pros in business, education, government and the non-profit world. Web Designers, Developers and Business Decision-Makers come to CMS Expo to compare top CMSes head-to-head, evaluate and learn.
The 2010 CMS Expo will mark the 4th professional gathering of the CMS Community from around the world. The focus today is the same as it was in the beginning, to deliver highly useful information, tips, tricks and actionable advice to attendees.
Whether it's for small business, education, non-profit or a fast-growing enterprise, CMS Expo is the among the best places to stay ahead, all under one roof. CMS Expo is for industry veterans and new users alike. It's an empowering event, designed to help web professionals achieve more - and do it faster and smarter - with the help of an incredibly open and supportive community unlike any other conference.
Joooid is an Android client for the Joomla CMS: it has been created to publish articles with images, galleries and a map indicating the GPS position where the article has been published from.
Among the features of Joooid are an article manager. The article manager allows you to browse, publish or trash articles. There's also a utility which uploads files from the Android device directly into the Joomla directory.
To start using Joooid you need to download and install it from the Android Market. Then, install the Joooid plugin (see instructions here). It's also possible to install some extra plugins to embed Google maps in your article and optionally a shadowbox plugin for the image gallery. The developer is currently working on a solution to embed YouTube videos as well.
Joomla 1.6 has been under way for a long time. And it looks like it's going to be a great piece of open source software.
There are some things, though: It takes time. A lot of time. And no one knows when we will see a stable version of Joomla 1.6. At this point, no one even knows when the Joomla 1.6 beta will be available.
So what to do with that new site of yours?
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 2.
Topics include what you should know about Wordpress, new Joomla Community Leadership Team members, discussions at Alltogetherasawhole.org, some funny coding comments in the Joomla framework and some security concerns from JoomlaTools.