Posts tagged "news"

Jaws 0.8.12 released

Team Jaws announce the release of Jaws 0.8.12, changes since 0.8.11 are:

- Added new method hashing for storing password in database
- Added two new security features to Jaws session
- Fixed generation captcha in 64bit operation systems
- Fixed some issue in Blog gadget feeds
- Fixed sending message via Chatbox gadget
- Fixed bug in VisitCounter when using SQLite as database driver
- Fixed bug in PostgreSQL driver while trying to store blob field
- Updated Finnish translation
- and other minor bug fixes

for more information and download please visit: http://www.jaws-project.com/

concrete5 Launches Version 5.4 With a Trip to SXSW

concrete CMS was commercial software that went open source in late 2008, quickly winning project of the month on SourceForge and much attention from a community of open source fans used to dealing with painful user experiences and scattered code. During the last year the core team behind concrete5 has been flushing out features in their CMS, along with building an active community and marketplace at concrete5.org. Now with the release of version 5.4 concrete5 has really hit its stride and the core team expects continued great growth this summer.

concrete5 powers over 35,000 websites today, with a developer community some 18,000 members strong. "We've grown very quickly since going open source," says CTO Andrew Embler. "The core application has always been very stable, but in the past we knew there were a few areas we wanted to clean up. With the sitemap improvements and even faster AJAX editing in 5.4 we've really covered the big items on my radar. "

Some architectural changes to better support the needs of enterprise level clients have already allowed some larger organizations to choose concrete5 over Drupal, Joomla!, and Wordpress. The additional changes to fully embrace the Zend framework by using Zend Cache and Zend Translate has proven well worth the investment.

"It was great fun showing off the release candidate of 5.4 at SXSW:Interactive this year,' says Franz Maruna, CEO. "We met a lot of Joomla! and Drupal developers who begrudgingly gave us 5 minutes to see the competition, only to walk away 20 minutes later lamenting about time they'd wasted on other systems. I think we showed quite a few people that you can build big powerful sites with concrete5 that really are easy to use."

See the complete feature list in 5.4 here:http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/background/version_history/version-5-4-0/

Sitecore Expands in New Zealand

Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced the opening of its New Zealand sales office, solidifying its presence in the New Zealand Content Management System market and expanding its partner program.

Sitecore currently provides Web CMS software, online marketing automation, Web analytics, intranet portals and other Web solutions to some of New Zealand’s leading organizations including Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand Ministry of Education, Auckland Airport, Barfoot & Thompson and Canon New Zealand.

“The demand for Sitecore CMS in New Zealand made it clear we needed to have an in-person presence,” said Michael Seifert, CEO, Sitecore. “Once again we are expanding in key global markets by leveraging strong local talent to drive success.”

The new Sitecore sales office, based in Wellington, provides New Zealand organizations and partners with valuable local technical and sales support.

“This means on-the-ground support for our partners – from end user demonstrations and collaboration on new business pitches, to training and technical support,” said Philipp Heltewig, Managing Director, Sitecore Australia and New Zealand. “When we introduce new tools and functionality, like the recently released Sitecore Online Marketing Suite, there will be locally provided training available to partners and end users. Our goals for the immediate future are to provide innovative solutions in the New Zealand Web CMS market, build on our existing partnerships and greatly expand our New Zealand partner network.”

Sitecore was evaluated and positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of a recent Gartner report, “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.”¹ The report evaluated numerous Web content management (WCM) vendors based on a rigorous set of criteria that includes completeness of vision and ability to execute.  Among the other criteria used for evaluation were innovation, market understanding, marketing and sales strategy, product strategy, and business model.

“Sitecore’s expansion in New Zealand is a very positive result for the local CMS market,” said James Fraser, WCM Specialist, Datacom, a Sitecore partner. “The Sitecore product is innovative and intuitive and offers unique personalization features. It is a flexible and reliable solution for our customers. We welcome the opportunity to work with a local sales and technical team to deliver winning solutions to New Zealand organizations.”

“It is exciting to establish our presence in New Zealand and create new jobs in the local IT economy,” said Philipp Heltewig, Managing Director, Sitecore Australia and New Zealand. “We already hold successful relationships with New Zealand customers and partners and we will continue to build on these achievements. Sitecore’s innovative solutions are an excellent fit for the many New Zealand organizations who value their online presence”

1. Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” by Mick MacComascaigh et al, August 5, 2009

FlashMoto Design Collection Updated with New Flash CMS Templates

Recently FlashMoto.com introduced an arsenal of new Flash CMS templates that impress with their site structure, content presentation and unusual design approaches. These Flash CMS designs embody the most effective methods of putting form and content together. Brilliant technique and professional animation help the visitors focus on the most significant elements of the website.

These Flash CMS websites are designed for being used with an advanced FlashMoto Flash content management system and are equipped with a convenient WYSIWYG editor, video and image gallery components, rich media library, video and MP3 player components, info module component, all necessary SEO tools (Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools integration, deep linking), etc.

DotNetNuke Corp. Launches Version 5.3 of the DotNetNuke Professional and Elite Editions

DotNetNuke Corp., the company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft® .NET, today announced the release of the DotNetNuke Professional Edition 5.3. The release includes new tools targeting the needs of business-critical web sites including page level content change approval workflows, new tools for editing pages, and a new ribbon bar control panel. The DotNetNuke platform, which is the core of the DotNetNuke Community, Professional and Elite Editions, includes new features in version 5.3 such as a sophisticated taxonomy system, a new messaging capability and API, and an enhanced social media user profile feature for richer online user experiences.

News Highlights

Available today, the DotNetNuke Professional and Elite Editions 5.3 exclusively feature:

  • Page Level Content Change Approval Workflows – Administrators can create custom workflows with an unlimited number of states and reviewers. Workflows can be set at the page level to require approval for any changes to any module on a specified page. Workflows can also be defined at the module level, requiring approvals for changes to content changes in an individual module.
  • Ribbon Bar Control Panel – The new ribbon bar control panel provides content contributors with more editing options in a highly convenient format, allowing users to create pages, install new modules, edit content, and preview pages more quickly and easily than ever before.
  • My Editable Pages – This new editing feature provides links to all of the pages and modules in the site that a content contributor has permission to modify, enabling more efficient page editing.

New features in the open source core of the DotNetNuke Professional, Elite and Community Editions version 5.3 include:

  • Taxonomy – A sophisticated taxonomy system allows a web site administrator to create an unlimited number of vocabularies of terms to associate to pages or modules in a site. These attributes are stored in a common content store, which provides new ways to aggregate and publish content.
  • Social Networking – A new, rich user profile forms the basis for advanced social networking applications. It supports templates for simple layout customizations and allows users to upload photos so they can easily personalize their identities.
  • Messaging Capability – A new message repository and API allows messages to be delivered in a variety of ways including real-time and batch. An inbox provides users with a view of the messages they have received and sent, as well as administrative tools to manage the messages.

Shaun Walker, Chief Architect and Co-Founder of DotNetNuke Corp.:

“Our customers will be very pleased with the 5.3 release. The Professional and Elite Editions include valuable new features that will help users with business-critical web sites achieve more control over their web site content and more efficient content editing. The new features in the open source core including the taxonomy, messaging, and rich social media profiles will delight all users of the DotNetNuke platform who wish to extend the capabilities of their web site to create more engaging experiences for site visitors.”

About DotNetNuke Corp.

DotNetNuke Corp. is the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET. Organizations use DotNetNuke to quickly develop and deploy interactive and dynamic web sites, intranets, extranets and web applications. The DotNetNuke platform is available in a free Community and subscription-based Professional, Elite and Elite Premier Editions. DotNetNuke Corp. also operates Snowcovered.com where users purchase third party software modules and skins. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital and UV Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

For additional information, visit www.dotnetnuke.com.

Third alpha of Drupal 7 available for testing

The third alpha release of what will become Drupal 7 is now available for testing.  The most notable change for developers is Drupal 7 now ships with jQuery 1.4 and jQuery UI 1.8. They've also fixed a number of critical issues since the previous alpha, most importantly one that caused passwords to be stored in plain-text under certain conditions.

Changes since DRUPAL-7-0-ALPHA2:

  • Drupal 7 now ships with jQuery 1.4.2 and jQuery UI 1.8.
  • API change: AJAX commands are now defined as array('#type' => 'ajax', '#commands' => $output) rather than array('#type' => 'ajax_commands', '#ajax_commands' => $output).
  • API change: There is a new form element #type 'text_format', should be used for textareas with format selectors (e.g. body fields).
  • page--front.tpl.php works again.
  • Bug where IE quits displaying any CSS after 31+ stylesheets now fixed.
  • The "Add" link now shows up for blocks. :P
  • Now, running drupal_execute() multiple times on forms will validate each time, instead of only the first one.
  • UI for translatable fields removed, in favour of contributed module.
  • MAINTAINERS.txt now actually approximates the truth.
  • Numerous upgrade path fixes.
  • Numerous documentation fixes and documentation holes filled.
  • Numerous markup fixes and improvements.
  • Various performance improvements, especially around data import.
  • Numerous security fixes, including both forward-ports of 6.x holes and plugging a D7-only one where Drupal 7 was storing plain-text copies of passwords in user.data under certain conditions.

More details: http://drupal.org/node/748690

Nuxeo Gains Record Number of New Customers and Partners

Nuxeo, the Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) company, today announced that it has seen significant growth in the ECM marketplace – particularly in North America. In 2009, Nuxeo more than doubled its revenue, launched several new products and features developed in conjunction with the open source community and won several industry accolades. The open source document management company also now has expanded to 50+ employees in Paris and Boston and more than 50 partners worldwide.

“Our experience over the past 12 + months in North America is that there is a large segment of the market that want the breadth and depth of larger content management systems from first generation ECM vendors such as EMC, IBM, Open Text and Oracle – but today they require more modern, extensible architectures and lower overall costs,” said Eric Barroca, CEO of Nuxeo. “Our appeal is a feature rich ECM platform and packaged applications that address the architectural and functional needs of large enterprises, but are also easily deployable in a wide range of environments and extended and developed by customers themselves.”

2009 highlights include:

- Major Growth of Subscriber Base – Nuxeo has tripled their customer base in 2009, boosted by a move to the North American market and the improvement of its Nuxeo Connect, the company's flagship subscription offering delivering software maintenance & support to its customers. New global customers in 2009 include Orange, one of the world's leading telecommunications and network services companies; Jeppesen, a division of Boeing; EllisDon, one of the largest building contractors in Canada; Serimax, an international full service welding company; Cengage Learning, which makes customized learning solutions for universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations, and professionals; Frequentis, which supports state and local governments with emergency response/command and control applications; and Vilogia, a France-based privately held property management company.

- Revenue Growth: In line with its growing subscriber base, Nuxeo has seen a 285% growth in 2009 revenue compared to close of 2008. This validates the company's strategy to deliver an open source ECM platform as a foundation for content applications. This growth also demonstrates a successful expansion into the North American market and ability to compete with and beat proprietary and open source ECM vendors alike. With demand for Nuxeo Connect subscriptions on the rise, the Nuxeo revenue mix has shifted to more packaged support and maintenance deals. At close of 2009, Nuxeo's revenue is largely driven by its subscription offering.

- Galaxy Partner Program launched – 50 partners -- integrators and application providers -- have signed up for the Nuxeo Galaxy Partner program since its launch in July 2009. The Nuxeo Galaxy Program gives business and field experts the ability to package their knowledge and offer both horizontal and vertical applications, designed to meet specific content management challenges. Galaxy partners deliver their domain expertise and solutions to their customers as well as to the broader, ever growing Nuxeo community.

- Significant community contributions – Nuxeo was able to expand its product in a number of meaningful ways including through contributions from its open source community. For example, Nuxeo added support for OpenSocial through the contributions of one of its larger customers Leroy Merlin with the Nuxeo DM 5.3 release in October 2009.

- Gained industry accolades – Nuxeo continues to be recognized by leading publications and win awards. It recently won TechWeb’s Intelligent Enterprise Editors’ Choice award that recognizes the most influential technology companies impacting enterprises today. It was also listed as one of “10 open source projects worth checking out” by TechRepublic.

- Now has more than 50 employees, up from 38 in 2008 – Nuxeo continued to grow the number of employees both in Paris, as well as the new office in Boston. Among the high-profile hires was appointing David Cloyd, General Manager of the Americas and Cheryl McKinnon as its first Chief Marketing Officer. McKinnon brought more than fifteen years experience in the ECM space, most recently with Open Text. - Leadership role with Apache Chemistry incubator project & CMIS - Nuxeo spearheaded the creation of the vendor-neutral Apache Chemistry incubator project, which is developing a generic, open source Java reference implementation of the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Nuxeo also participates on the OASIS CMIS technical committee, which is working on creating a standard web services infrastructure to allow enterprises to more easily share information with multiple ECM systems as well as between ERP and CRM systems.

2010 also off to a record start with the releases of Nuxeo DAM and Nuxeo Studio. The Nuxeo Digital Asset Management offering, Nuxeo DAM, helps organizations catalogue, process, store, retrieve, and distribute rich media content, including images, audio, and video. Nuxeo Studio is the configuration and customization environment for Nuxeo EP, Nuxeo DM and Nuxeo DAM. Nuxeo Studio is available to subscription customers to help them accelerate application building with a simple web-hosted design tool. Nuxeo DAM is driving new deals early in 2010, with the first closed contract achieved within 30 days of product launch.

´╗┐Website: http://www.nuxeo.com

DrupalCon: Masterminds of Drupal Meet Under One Roof

DrupalCon 2010 takes place April 19-21 in San Francisco, with an experts day on the 17th and break-out unconference collaborative sessions on the 18th. This unique timeline offers Drupal experts a week of eye-opening events and allows those new to this powerful CMS three days to get their feet wet.

DrupalCon 2010 boasts six tracks of sessions dedicated to every facet of Drupal, from new users to administrators to business owners and everything in between. Here’s what attendees can pick from:

  • First Impressions: Get a comprehensive overview of each aspect of Drupal, including tutorials and video presentations. Learn all about Drupal processes, concepts and modules in a way that won’t leave you scratching your head.
  • Style and Substance: This track deals with the end-user Drupal experience from design to theme to usability. It highlights Drupal’s interaction with designers, usability experts and information architects. The focus here is singularly on enhancing the functionality and usability of Drupal sites.
  • Under The Hood: Do you know your way around the Drupal code in your sleep? This panel is for you. This is your chance to drive Drupal’s future development and learn all about Drupal 7. You’ll also share advice for best practices in all areas of Drupal, from building modules to deploying sites.
  • Code-free Success: So you’re allergic to code but you otherwise know Drupal inside and out? Learn how to use all that Drupal offers to set up and configure sites, manage content and best employ your users to expand your system.
  • Leveraging Drupal for Your Business: This track is for all those business owners who have harnessed the power of Drupal to grow their business. If you’ve just recently switched your business to Drupal for your CMS needs, you’ll discover ways to put Drupal to work for your bottom line.
  • Providing Professional Drupal Services: Here’s where to meet and mingle with like-minded professionals who have made Drupal the centerpiece of their business. Learn how to accelerate your growth, cope with process changes and prepare for the future.

DrupalCon 2010 promises to leave every Drupal user light years ahead of where they started, whether you’re a babe in the woods or an acknowledged expert. Meet in San Francisco to share old tricks and learn new ones.

ImpressCMS 1.2.1 has been released

A new release of ImpressCMS has been made available. Version 1.2.1 contains a number of fixes to the award winning CMS.

Too many to list here, but issues were resolved for these -

  • Control Panel
  • Core Functionalities
  • Design & Templates
  • Installation Process
  • Registration Process
  • Upgrade Process

There are a lot more things in this release - you can read all about them in the Trac.

Simple Machines Forum 2.0 RC3 Available

A new release candidate of SMF 2.0 is now available for testing. This is the 3rd release candidate for what will soon become Simple Machines Forum 2.0.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Several security-related fixes.
  • Better compatibility with RTL languages.
  • Added curvy headers to loads of tables throughout SMF for the best Curve experience.
  • Fine-tuned conversation view in the personal messages section.
  • Improved read tracking of topics; e.g. topics are now marked as read by pages, to allow easier resuming of reading.
  • Several tweaks to the WYSIWYG editor; now automatically disabled on mobile devices.
  • Post screens (new topic, etc) are center aligned again.
  • Buttons are now aligned much more consistently throughout SMF.
  • Row color alternation to most of the tables in the administrative areas.
  • Redesigned profile statistics centre.
  • Fixed install and upgrade script for PostgreSQL.
  • Updated help section.
  • Revamped SSI examples page.
  • Rephrasing of several error messages.
  • Improvements to the package manager's archive extraction algorithm.
  • Toggling of full size versions of resized images.
  • Altered styling for quotes and code blocks.

You can help test this release by downloading it from http://download.simplemachines.org/