Last weekend, the first JoomlaDay Denmark was held in Kolding.
The event gathered 150 Joomla enthusiasts of varying ability to explore different subjects and socialize.
Brian Teeman and Nicholas Dionysopoulos were there to give presentations, and were asked by the organizers to prepare a short presentation on what's coming in Joomla 1.6. They gave a 15 minute presentation called "Joomla 1.6 - a date with the future", and the result can be enjoyed in this post.
The most wanted feature of Joomla! 1.6 is probably the new permissions system, called Access Control List (ACL). With Joomla! 1.6 ACL, you are able to define who has permission to do what on the website, called actions, like the login, configure, access, create, delete, edit and edit state.
These permissions are given to a group of users. You can configure the group permissions on 4 levels: Global configuration, Components and, if applicable, for Categories and Items.
Joomla! ACL is a great tool to define your own groups and their permissions. Unfortunately you will probably not enjoy the new Joomla! permissions system immediately due the difficulty to understand how the system works. It can be quite abstract.
This is where the ACL Manager for Joomla! 1.6 comes in!
Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 11 release on October 4th, the team has fixed approximately 52 issues in the tracker. We have closed an additional 27 tracker issues. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to a stable release of Joomla 1.6!
See the CHANGELOG below for details of what has been changed in this release.
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 39.
There's a really nice post about Joomla 1.6 caching and Brian Teeman talks about meetups at Joomla!Days and about the spending of Open Source Matters funds.
The October issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is out, and PC World talks about eBay using Joomla, just to mention some of the notable posts from this week.
Have a great week!
As you might know, Joomla 1.6 beta 10 was released on Tuesday. Some people wonder why it takes that many beta versions to finish Joomla 1.6.
There is a lot of activity in the project. Nonetheless, here has been some disagreements and people have left the Joomla 1.6 Bug Squad. Others have since joined, and I hope we will see more activity in the coming weeks and months towards a Release Candidate for Joomla 1.6.
In this post, I look at some of the factors involved in the bug fixing of Joomla 1.6.
Last night, the Joomla project announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 10 (download).
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.
Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 9 release on September 6, the team has fixed approximately 102 issues in the tracker (wow!). They have closed an additional 48 tracker issues. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!
Andrew Eddie, one of the original founders of Joomla and a key developer in the project, has announced through Open Source Matters (OSM) that he will resign from his position in the project.
After the release of Joomla! 1.6 GA (General Availability), Eddie will no longer be a part of the Joomla development team.
This week, I have the pleasure of introducing Marco Barbosa. Marco is a Brazilian working and living in Sweden, with a glowing passion for Joomla.
He's known to some of you as the guy behind Minima, the exciting new admin template for Joomla 1.6, as well as an active contributor in the Joomla UX group at people.joomla.org.
As expected, the third beta version of Joomla 1.6 was released yesterday. It's been two weeks since the last release, and the development team has kept it's promise of delivering time-based beta releases of Joomla 1.6 every 14 days.
If you've been following the Joomla! project for a while, you know that the releases have been sporadic and non-predictable. Especially the releases for Joomla! 1.6 (alpha / beta) have been far apart. Until now, that is.
At J! and Beyond in Wiesbaden, Chris Davenport of the Joomla! Development team told the crowd that future Joomla! releases will be date-based. This means at first that new beta versions of Joomla! 1.6 will be released every 14 days. Beta 3 is scheduled for June 14th 2010. The result being that the version will be released with the bug fixes added up until that point. This will continue until we have a release candidate and then a stable version of Joomla! 1.6.
After the release of 1.6, the plan is a release of a new major version of Joomla! every 6 months. Which means a release of 1.7 six months after 1.6 is launched etc.