World of Xoops (WOX): WOX (World of XOOPS) Newsletter # 12 (September 2008)

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W.O.X. - WORLD OF XOOPS #12 (September 2008)

Another month, and another issue of the WOX (World of XOOPS) Newsletter (see here previous versions). We are glad that you enjoy reading this newsletter and we appreciate your feedback! 

Month of August was a very busy month for us - with new XOOPS 2.3 RC2 being released, and with work on the new Theme Gallery. But we also got great news with XOOPS being the finalist of Best PHP Open Source CMS. And we've got more modules and themes being released showing the creativity of the community, and we've seen more and more Websites around the world successfully utilizing XOOPS.

  • XOOPS 2.3 release is coming soon (hopefully in September). This is the release that XOOPS users have been waiting for, as it will finally merge the two branches 2.0.x and 2.2.x! There are also tons of improvements, for example:
    - the Admin themes are now modular
    - new Extended DHTML editor as default
    - new modules: Extended User Profile and Private Messages

    Check out the latest Release Candidate 2
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    And please help us with testing and debugging, especially with the upgrade scripts, so we can make sure that there are no bugs in the final release
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    In the meantime, we are still focusing on Marketing campaign preparation for the XOOPS 2.3 Release via a Competition for XOOPS 2.3 Marketing Materials. Check out the idea for our new Video promo - help us in making it a great one! 
     
  • XOOPS in Finals for Best PHP Open Source CMS!!!! Yes, XOOPS is on the roll - this is the second time this year that XOOPS got into finals of a major Open Source competition, the first being for "Best Open Source Project" on Source Forge Community Awards. The voting is open, and we need your vote, so please VOTE TODAY!!! Click here to vote for XOOPS
     
  • We continue with the XOOPS Innovation Award - for people who create something very unique and innovative for XOOPS. This time the award goes to Herve Thouzard (hervet) from Instant Zero for his awesome Olédrion eCommerce module, and to Jerry Pfeiffer (tank1955) for his cool Video Tube module.
     
  • The "XOOPSer of the Month" is given to XOOPS members who show extraordinary dedication to XOOPS, and go the extra mile for XOOPS. This month we would like to recognize two community members: Stefan Zagorchev (Stefan88) for his continues support of XOOPS users, and to Marc Desrousseaux (Marco) for his support and for testing/debugging of XOOPS 2.3.

Summary



We continue to execute on our Plans for 2008. We'll need all the help from the whole XOOPS Community to make the 2008 Plans reality. But we are confident that together, we'll be able to make it. Remember - XOOPS is powered by YOU!!!!