Posts tagged "xoops"

Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in February 2011

dotCMS

The folks at dotCMS (news, site) plan to release version 1.9.2 in February, marking the second major release in the 1.9 series. New features include:

  • Inline editing
  • A host dashboard, displaying site trends and usage statistics for site owners and marketers
  • An activity stream reporter, showing users' usage and activity
  • Cache tags for web developers to statically cache arbitrary blocks of templates, containers, pages or content code for increased performance
  • A new auto-updater for system upgrades
  • An Italian language translation

In addition to these new features, one of the more extensive additions revolves around image editing. Content creators get the ability to edit images within dotCMS, with options such as resizing, cropping, rotating, adjusting hue, saturation, brightness and colors, and saving out different image types. Content editors get a clipboard where they can create edited versions of images (called renditions), select which one they want to use and then paste it into content.

Some existing features also got improvements in addition to the various bug fixes and performance improvements:

  • All images and icons from the backend are now rendered as sprites, using just 2 images, to improve performance
  • Recurring events are now stored individually in the system so a particular instance can be edited separately
  • The ability to import content with the content identifier as the primary key

DotNetNuke

In January, DotNetNuke Corp. (news, site) introduced support for two new Microsoft (news, site) products: WebMatrix and Razor. WebMatrix integration offers a development environment suitable for those with little technical experience building DotNetNuke sites, and Razor integration makes it easier for technical users to to build DotNetNuke extensions.

DotNetNuke was also selected as part of Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for Windows Azure, and provided training materials for the Microsoft Web Camps program. Finally, the company named Bob Cortale as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Cortale will be responsible for building, developing and managing their global sales force and product support organization.

Drupal

In January, the Drupal (news, site) project finished this little release called Drupal 7. If you want some insight on where Drupal's headed next, check out project founder and leader Dries Buytaert's blog.

Drupal company Acquia (news, site) added file system reliability and performance enhancements to their Acquia Hosting product, and support for custom Varnish page caching configurations for those using dedicated load balancers. They also made a number of additions to Drupal Gardens (news, site), including:

  • Basic right to left support for their themes, for those using languages such as Hebrew and Arabic
  • The ability to bulk delete gallery items
  • Enhancements to Drupal 7's editor usability
  • Performance enhancements to the ThemeBuilder

Acquia also released Drupal Commons 1.3 beta. New items for this released include:

  • User badges as community participation rewards, with various ranks and icons
  • Usability improvements, decluttering some pages and increasing customizability of others
  • New default graphics
  • Breaking the commons apart further to allow more granular feature customization
  • Improved multilingual support for global organizations

With this release, the Drupal Commons project transitioned to GitHub, allowing other developers to have access to the repository for both grabbing the code and submitting enhancements. GA release of Drupal Commons is expected within February.

Ephesoft

In January, Ephesoft (news, site) announced that Zia Consulting became the first system integrator to deploy Ephesoft's Intelligent Document Capture System to the Amazon cloud. The company also opened its EU headquarters in Maidenhead, UK, to work with its European partners.

The month also brought new features such as out of the box reporting for Windows-based platforms through Ephesoft's thin client, which is built on Google (news, site) Web Tools. Reports give insight into operator productivity and the system throughout, and partners can extend the reporting module using other reporting tools.

In February, Ephesoft continues working on a Linux version of their Intelligent Document Capture System, which will include another open source project, Tesseract v3.0 for its OCR engine. They anticipate that it will be available within the next two months.

Hippo CMS

In January, the folks at Hippo CMS (news, site) released Hippo CMS 7.5. This version brings new features such as:

  • A Template Composer that lets the end user change the page template layout within the site
  • Support for multiple translations of documents and folders
  • Support for Jackrabbit 2.1
  • An HST REST engine
  • An HST JAAS Login Module and Form-based Login Servlet support
  • Cross-domain and channel-aware linking, even across hosts
  • Multi-domain, multi-site, and multi-channel HST configuration
  • Support for Freemarker templates
  • Locale support per (sub)site

Thanks to partner Finalist, Hippo CMS now integrates with Liferay (news, site), donating the integration code to the Hippo open source community. Hippo has also announced a partnership with Smile, a major French integrator of open source solutions.

Joomla!

In January, the Joomla! (news, site) project released Joomla 1.6. New features include:

  • Advanced Access Control Lists
  • Nested categories
  • Template styles
  • Administrator UI improvements
  • New multi-language support
  • SEO improvements
  • Built-in 301 redirect system
  • Improved framework

There's a migration guide for those who have concerns about upgrading. This release was considered part of the Microsoft CodeMash, and the project held JoomlaDay Chile 2011 with nearly 500 attendees.

In February, the focus turns toward updating Joomla extensions and templates, and the Joomla core team is preparing for the next release, codenamed Bowerbird. In the meantime, the Joomla 1.6 release parties continue until February 7. There's a Joomla! Night coming on February 4 in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring the theme "Joomla: At the edge of innovation." The next day is a Nooku code jam, where Nooku is Joomla's development framework. Finally, there's a Joomla!Day coming in the Netherlands on April 2 - 3.

2010 Open Source CMS Market: Drupal Trails Joomla!, DotNetNuke Challenges

Water&stone has released their annual Open Source CMS Market Share Report. Who is dominating the open source web content management space? And who managed to move ahead of other contenders? Find out here.

The Report

2010 is the third year that water&stone has published the Open Source CMS Market Share Report. The report is non-commercial and released under an open license, unlike similar work from other industry firms. This year’s report began with thirty open source systems but ten were eliminated due to current market position. Water&stone assess the remaining twenty systems on metrics related to rate of adoption and brand strength. Using this data, the report defines market leaders.

The report uses multiple data sources to draw conclusions. In addition to a survey, which water&stone conducted with over 5000 responses, other metrics included:

  • Product downloads
  • W3Techs’ analysis of technologies used on the top one million websites in Alexa’s rankings
  • BuiltWith’s technology rankings
  • The number of developers offering services in the technology on Elance and Guru
  • The number of books in print for the platform
  • Google page rank

Using a multi-faceted approach minimizes the likelihood that the outcome is biased toward a single factor and hopefully quiets the inevitable cries of, “But what about…” that will come from supporters of platforms that did not rank as expected. The firm was also very careful to note cases where their methodology might have resulted in a skewed outcome.

The Good

WordPressJoomla! and Drupal, three of the most well-known open source CMS platforms, remain decisively in control of the market. In metrics such as number of installations and shares of Facebook
posts, these three clearly dominated the field.

 

water&stone 2010 CMS survey - installations

 

share of Facebook posts

In fact, in almost every measure, there is little indication that the leadership of the top three platforms is being challenged in the near future; but this is the internet — we could all be surprised.

As for the leader of the pack, WordPress managed to take the lead in a number of key metrics. They included:

  • Search interest
  • Daily website traffic
  • Daily unique visitors
  • Daily page views
  • Downloads

In terms of technology specific results, Liferay leads the Java WCM market, followed closely by Alfresco. DotNetNuke is the leading platform for the .NET market, although newcomer Umbraco is quickly narrowing the lead. The report also lists Concrete5 and Umbraco as solutions that are gathering strength in the market.

The Bad

The report identifies the following platforms as struggling to maintain market share:

Using metrics like Google's search query interest, water&stone concluded that these projects are showing negative market trends.

  

Google search interest

The Ugly

Jahia and phpWebSite, which were included in the 2009 version of the report, were removed from the top twenty list for 2010. Textpattern and Xoops may also want to take note — the 2010 report notes the two as at risk systems.

In its second year making the at risk list, Textpattern's downward slope has continued into 2010. The report found low adoption rates, little growth in third party support, poor search engine visibility and low brand familiarity for Textpattern.

The results for Xoops did not look much better. Xoops finished last in many important metrics like downloads and installations while leading negative indicators like abandonment rate.

The Open Source CMS Market Share Report is likely a valuable source of information for any organization evaluating CMS tools. However, readers should be careful to consider their unique needs to determine if the conclusions are applicable. For example, small firms overwhelmingly dominated survey responses; larger firms may have radically different challenges.

Have you read the full report? How did your favorite CMS system fare?

Editor's Note: See how your favorite open source CMS fared this year compared to last year.

XOOPS 2.5 Web CMS Offers AJAX Support, Help System

The XOOPS community (newssite) announces the new release of its award winning Web CMS platform. Supported by a large international developer community, XOOPS continues to prove that it can compete with the fast growing new comers like Drupal (newssite) and Joomla (newssite).

Defining XOOPS

XOOPS (eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System) is a popular open source PHP-based web content management system. Since its release in 2002, it has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the the Packt Open Source Awards. The product was recently nominated again as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2010 Awards.

XOOPS is both object oriented and component-based. Most features can be activated or deactivated using an administrative interface, allowing users to create fairly sophisticated sites with minimal programming knowledge.

Key features of the product include:

  • Database driven — Content is stored in a relational database.
  • Personalization
  • Security and User Management
  • Internationalization — Including support for multi-byte languages like Japanese

A Major Upgrade for XOOPS

The version 2.5.0 production release, which was preceded by two release candidates, is a major upgrade to XOOPS.

Enhancements include:

  • User interface refined to support AJAX
  • Help System for Admin and modules
  • MySQL Dump in Maintenance
  • New Redirect messaging
  • Column sorting in tables
  • Smarty plugin for icon pack
  • Smarty plugin for breadcrumb navigation
  • jQuery plugins for display popup or manage drag & drop
  • File Manager (Plugin)
  • Maintenance with Cache Clean-up and Tables Maintenance
  • Visual module ordering with drag & drop
  • Visual block placement with drag & drop
  • Refactor all PHP code for use XOOPS API
  • Use template in the same way that front user, admin side for module can call a main template define in xoops_version.php
  • Allow override of template in admin theme like frontend if we set template in ADMIN_THEME
  • Manage editor for blocks, comments and for all module if module developper want to use it activate or deactivate system section
  • Choose number of line for admin section
  • Display or hide tips

A complete list of changes is available on the XOOPS website.

How Can I Get It?

The latest version of the software is available for free download from Sourceforge. Users have the option of downloading the minimum package, which only includes core and protector files, or the more full, regular release.

The XOOPSteam provides complete installation instructions in a detailed installation guide, also on Sourceforge.

Over 30,000 downloads of XOOPS 2.4.4 in just 4 months

XOOPS LogoLast week marked two important milestones for XOOPS:

1) XOOPS 2.4.4, its latest stable version, has been downloaded over 30,000 times within the first four months since its release on Jan. 22, 2010.

2) They also crossed the 100,000 registered users threshold on their Website and are aggressively moving forward with the development and activities around XOOPS:

Read more about happenings in the XOOPS community it their monthly newsletters.

Over 20,000 downloads of XOOPS 2.4.4

Open in new windowThe XOOPS Project, one of world’s leading Open Source CMS (Content Management System), has released recently the newest version of its award winning software – XOOPS 2.4.4, and continues to show its strong presence in the Open Source CMS market, as shown by the number of downloads of this releases. 

In the first ten weeks after releasing of 2.4.4, it has been already downloaded more than 20,000 times

Including versions of 2.4.4 that are released in local languages (e.g. FrenchGermanRussian), the number is even much higher.

There will be soon a release of XOOPS 2.4.5 RC (see the Beta release here), and XOOPS 2.5.0 Beta (see the Alpha 2 release).

XOOPS Announces Winners of Innovation and Community Awards

XOOPS Community voted and the winners of 2008/2009  "Marcello Brandao XOOPS Innovation Award"  have been announced:

   

  1. The XOOPS 2.5.0 Development Team: 32% of votes: Nicolas Andricq (ForMusS), Cointin Maxime (kraven30), and Grégory Mage (Mage)
  2. Herve Thouzard (Hervet): Oledrion: 13% of votes
  3. Ricardo Costa (Trabis): MyTabs, MyComments: 9% of votes
  4. Laurent JEN (DuGris): XOOPS Installer: 9% of votes

Also announced have been winners of the 2008/2009 "XOOPSer of the Year", its Community Award:

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  1. Ricardo Costa (Trabis): 31% of votes
  2. Mowaffak Ali (Mowaffak): 16% of votes
  3. Christophe Boceno (kris_fr): 10% of votes
  4. Gerard Vanderveken (Ghia): 10% of votes

With its renewed focus and dedication of its community, XOOPS is quickly making a lot of progress, ahead of its upcoming XOOPS 2.5.0 release, and it shows in the recent reviews.

XOOPS has been just selected as one of the "Top 10 Open-Source Platforms to Build Your Own Social Network" and the recent review on WebmasterFormat stated: 

After several years of suffering a development drought, Xoops is quickly regaining its hold on new webmasters and pushing to become a premier open source CMS once again.

XOOPS 2.5 Alpha 2 Released

The XOOPS Projects has released Alpha 2 of its upcoming XOOPS 2.5.0 release.

This new release a major redesign of the Administration module which has been AJAX-ed with jQuery. Some of the new features are breaking a new ground for XOOPS, like the visual placement of blocks, and we're sure that the users will love them. The 2.5.0 release will be definitely the most innovative XOOPS release in years.

Some of the major improvements/additions include new Help System for Admin and modules, MySQL Dump function, Tables Maintenance and Cache Clean-up in Maintenance, new Redirect messaging system, and Column sorting in tables.

The focus on improved usability resulted in more visual administration using drag & drop, among them module ordering and block placement, and direct access to files for editing and folder management via a new File Manager.

The developers also did a lot of code refactoring to use the latest XOOPS API.

You can see a video with overview of the main new features on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn_qK9PAM-M)

For more info and download links, please visit XOOPS Site (http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5249)

About XOOPS: Founded in 2002 by group of international software developers, XOOPS quickly become one of world’s leading Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS). Known and loved for its ease of use and countless powerful modules, XOOPS received numerous International Awards and Recognitions, among them: the First Runner-Up in the SourceForge 2006 Community Choice Awards in the Development category, 5 Stars from Germany's Chip Magazine, Top 3 content management system from Adobe Edge Magazine, one of top Open Source CMS for Medical Professionals by ONDD. It was also the finalist of 2008 Source Forge Community Awards, and 2008 and 2009 CMS Awards by Packt Publishing. In January 2009 it received the 2008 China Open Source Software Contest Award, and in Oct.2009 won the Grand Prize of OSS Challenge in Korea . XOOPS is the most downloaded CMS project on www.SourceForge.net More info at: http://www.xoops.org

XOOPS 2.4.4 FINAL Is Released

The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce that a new release of the #1 CMS System hosted on SourceForge - XOOPS 2.4.4 Final is available for download.

This release is a bugfix-release of XOOPS 2.4.3, done by XOOPS Core Development Team and XOOPS community:

Updates upon community:

- Added: Frameworks/textsanitizer (culex)
- Added: New logger for deprecated API (trabis)
- Fixed: Functions for getting and setting system and module configs, no cleaning should be made (trabis)
- Fixed: Changing © into @ in some config values (trabis)
- Fixed: Notifications box not including comments language (trabis)
- Fixed: Profile module Field weight: > 9 incorrect display (trabis)
- Improved: Cache file 'system_modules_active' is automatically created without need to update system module (trabis)

Updates from Sourceforge trackers:

- Fixed bug #2928289 : XOOPS object behaviour modified (trabis/ghia)

Added Language defines:

- language/english/logger.php _LOGGER_DEPRECATED

Some of the highlights of the XOOPS 2.4.x series:

* a new Admin GUI: Oxygen (Voltan): see picture above
* new mechanism to modularize and extend Core via Preloads (trabis)
* central support for jQuery (trabis)
* improved Installer (DuGris)
* WCAG 2.0 - Sight Impaired Assisted Forms (wishcraft)
* Themeable Admininstration area (trabis)
* support for new WYSIWYG Editors: CKEditor, wymeditor, Xinha, and Spaw2 (wishcraft and Luciorota)
* new System Key (wishcraft)
* Support to PHP 5.3 (trabis)
* profile and pm modules improved by Trabis
* code refactoring and improvements (trabis, catzwolf)
* Security fixes (trabis, wishcraft)

and many more.

Please remember: If you're installing it over previous installation, make a BACKUP first!
Please also note that some hacks done for previous XOOPS versions might not work with this release: testing before installing is always a good choice


Download it from Sourceforge repository.

Please post and discuss all issues related to this release in this forum

We also need help with Translations

System requirements
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PHP:
Any PHP version >= 4.3 (PHP 4.2.x may work but is not officially supported, PHP 5.0+ is strongly recommended)

Please note: XOOPS 2.4.x series is the LAST version of XOOPS tested on and supporting PHP4. Our next releases will be tested and certified exclusively on PHP5: Read more here

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MySQL:
MySQL server 3.23+ (MySQL 5.0+ is strongly recommended)

Please note: XOOPS 2.4.x series is the LAST version of XOOPS tested on and supporting MySQL version lower than 5.0. Our next releases will be tested and certified exclusively on MySQL 5.0+:

Web server:
Any server supporting the required PHP version (Apache highly recommended)


Downloading XOOPS
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Your can get this release package from the Sourceforge file repository
Both .zip and .gz archives are provided:

xoops-2.4.4.zip:
Md5: 74a664ac2b6973bcd4315faf0bbceeb1
Sha1: d1b6d1f241edf2232fde9cfaaeda2e48545ed320

xoops-2.4.4.tar.gz:
Md5: 2ed6fc93c62c0a23ddc4d5d436775ea4
Sha1: 332565d3ebd483940803ffeb93827fc45f1de8bf

Installing XOOPS
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1. Copy the content of the htdocs/ folder where it can be accessed by your server
2. Ensure mainfile.php and uploads/ are writable by the web server
3. For security considerations, you are STRONGLY encouraged to move directories "/xoops_lib" (for XOOPS libraries) and "/xoops_data" (for XOOPS data) out of Document Root, and change the folder names.
4. Make the directory xoops_data/ writable; Create (if not already present) and make the directories xoops_data/caches/, xoops_data/caches/xoops_cache/, xoops_data/caches/smarty_cache/ and xoops_data/caches/smarty_compile/ writable (permission 0777 on Linux).
5. Access the folder where you've installed the htdocs/ files using your web browser to launch the installation wizard
6. Follow the instructions

You can also check out the detailed Installation Guide

Upgrading from a previous version
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Upgrading from XOOPS 2.3.3b and 2.4.x (easy way)

1. Get the right update package from the sourceforge file repository
2. Overwrite files in XOOPS directory on your server with the content of /htdocs
* make sure that you copy the content of /xoops_lib to whatever directory you keep it on the server now (it should be your current XOOPS_TRUST_PATH directory), then delete the /xoops_lib directory. There can NOT be two directories with the content of /xoops_lib
3. If you have Protector previously installed, open the "mainfile.php" file , and remove the Pre-check and Post-check lines (if they exist):

include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/precheck.inc.php' ;
include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/postcheck.inc.php' ;

4. If you're upgrading from XOOPS 2.4.x, make the file /include/license.php writeable (permission 0777 on Linux)
5. Access /upgrade/ with a browser, and follow the instructions
6. Follow the instructions to update your database
7. Delete the "upgrade" folder from your server
8. Update the "system" module from the modules administration interface. Other modules, especially "Profile" and "Protector" are recommended to update as well

Upgrading from XOOPS 2.0.* above 2.0.14 and 2.2.* (using the full package)

0. Unpack the archive to your LOCAL computer (e.g. PC) in a temporary directory.
1. Move the "upgrade" folder inside the "htdocs" folder (it's been kept out as it's not needed for full installs) on your local computer
2. Delete htdocs/mainfile.php, htdocs/install/, htdocs/cache/, htdocs/template_c/, htdocs/themes/ and htdocs/uploads/ from the "htdocs" folder on your LOCAL computer
* if you have created XOOPS_TRUST_PATH folder on your server, copy the content of /xoops_lib to that directory, and delete /xoops_lib from the "htdocs" folder on your LOCAL computer
3. Upload the content of the /htdocs folder on your LOCAL computer over your existing files on your server
4. For security considerations, you are encouraged to move directories xoops_lib (for XOOPS libraries) and xoops_data (for XOOPS data) out of Document Root, and change the folder names.
5. Make the directory of xoops_data/ writable; Create and make the directories of xoops_data/caches/, xoops_data/caches/xoops_cache/, xoops_data/caches/smarty_cache/ and xoops_data/caches/smarty_compile/ writable (permission 0777 on Linux).
6. Ensure the server can write to mainfile.php (permission 0777 on Linux)
7. If you have Protector previously installed, open the "mainfile.php" file , and remove the Pre-check and Post-check lines (if they exist):

include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/precheck.inc.php' ;
include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/postcheck.inc.php' ;

8. Access /upgrade/ with a browser, and follow the instructions
9. Follow the instructions to update your database
10. Write-protect mainfile.php again (permission 0444 on Linux)
11. Delete the "upgrade" folder from your server
12. Update the "system" module from the modules administration interface, other modules are recommended to update as well


Upgrading from any XOOPS ranging from 2.0.7 to 2.0.13.2 (using the full package):

0. Unpack the archive to your LOCAL computer (e.g. PC) in a temporary directory.
1. Move the "upgrade" folder inside the "htdocs" folder on your LOCAL computer (it's been kept separate as it's not needed for full installs)
2. Delete htdocs/mainfile.php, htdocs/install/, htdocs/cache/, htdocs/template_c/, htdocs/themes/ and htdocs/uploads/ from the "htdocs" folder on your LOCAL computer
* if you have created XOOPS_TRUST_PATH folder on your server, copy the content of /xoops_lib to that directory, and delete /xoops_lib from the "htdocs" folder on your LOCAL computer
3. Upload the content of the htdocs folder on your LOCAL computer over your existing files on your server
4. Delete the following folders and files from your server (they belong to an old version):
* class/smarty/core
* class/smarty/plugins/resource.db.php
5. Ensure the server can write to mainfile.php (permission 0777 on Linux)
6. If you have Protector previously installed, open the "mainfile.php" file , and remove the Pre-check and Post-check lines (if they exist):

include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/precheck.inc.php' ;
include XOOPS_TRUST_PATH.'/modules/protector/include/postcheck.inc.php' ;

7. For security considerations, you are encouraged to move directories xoops_lib (for XOOPS libraries) and xoops_data (for XOOPS data) out of document root, or even change the folder names.
8. Make the directory of xoops_data/ writable; Create and make the directories of xoops_data/caches/, xoops_data/caches/xoops_cache/, xoops_data/caches/smarty_cache/ and xoops_data/caches/smarty_compile/ writable (permission 0777 on Linux).
9. Access /upgrade/ with a browser, and follow the instructions
10. Write-protect mainfile.php again (permission 0444 on Linux)
11. Delete the "upgrade" folder from your server
12. Update the "system" module from the modules administration interface, other modules are recommended to update as well


Upgrading a non UTF-8 site:
UTF-8 encoding has been introduced into XOOPS 2.3 as default charset. However, there might be some problems with converting existing websites from non UTF-8 charset to UTF-8.
Before there is a good enough solution for this conversion, following settings are recommended when you upgrade an existing website (if you are not an experienced user):
- Select "Do not change" option in "Database character set and collation" step during upgrade process
- Modify /languages/yourlanguage/global.php to use your previous _CHARSET value, if it has been changed to UTF-8 in your new global.php file as

define('_CHARSET''UTF-8');



Upgrading XOOPS Editors:
In the XOOPS package, there are four Editors included: dhtmltextarea and textarea for plain text, CKeditor and TinyMCE for WYSIWYG HTML.
There are six additional WYSIWYG Editors available: FCKeditor, Koivi, NiceEdit, Wymeditor, Xinha, and Spaw2 that you can download from XOOPS SourceForge (https://sourceforge.net/projects/xoops/files/XOOPS%20Editors/)
Since there are some directory structure changes in both fckeditor and tinymce editors, you are recommended to remove existent editors before uploading the new additors.
And if you are using FCKeditor for modules, please modify module specific configs following the files in /fckeditor/modules/, especially if you use "Article" module.


Debug information display level
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Since XOOPS 2.3.1 debug information display level is enabled as a temporary solution for 2.3* to show debug information to different level of users: to all users, to members or to admins only.
The configuration can be set in /xoops_data/configs/xoopsconfig.php
A new debug information tools will be available for 2.4 using FireBug (see http://tinyurl.com/nmnjdp)



Files integrity check
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The full XOOPS package is released with a script able to check if all the system files have been correctly uploaded to the server. To use it, follow these instructions:

1. Upload the checksum.php and checksum.md5 files located in the XOOPS package root to your XOOPS server folder (putting them next to mainfile.php).
2. Execute checksum.php with your browser
3. If necessary, re-upload the missing or corrupted system files
4. Remove checksum.php and checksum.md5 from your server


Modules
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This release contains only the "system-related modules". You are invited to browse the XOOPS modules repository to if you need additional functionality. Note: as a new repository is being built, the current repository is not up-to-date, PLEASE VISIT INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPERS' WEBSITES TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING LATEST VERSION OF MODULES.

WOX (World of XOOPS) Newsletter # 29 (February 2010)

As always, as the first thing in each newsletter we wanted to express our gratitude to all of you who have donated money to XOOPS Foundation! We truly appreciate your trust and support! 

What a great start of 2010 - January was an extremely busy month. We've released XOOPS 2.4.4 and XOOPS 2.5.0 Alpha.  

Unfortunately, we also lost a member of our community - Marcello Brandao, who lost his battle with cancer. In appreciation of his vast contributions to XOOPS and saddened by his untimely death, the XOOPS Council decided to induct Marcello Brandao into XOOPS Hall of Fame.

We have also filed our deposition in court in Netherlands in a lawsuit against our former Project Manager, Herko Coomans, for return of XOOPS funds and Intellectual Property back to the XOOPS Community. We very much appreciate the support from the XOOPS community - already over 190 XOOPS Community members signed the petition for the court in Netherlands in support of it, and and if you didn't sign yet, please sign it today

Highlights of the last month: