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WOX (World of XOOPS) Newsletter # 27 (December 2009)

Posted by Mamba on 2009/11/30 12:30:00 (8242 reads) | Posted on World of Xoops (WOX)
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Welcome to the our last issue of WOX (World of XOOPS) Newsletter in 2009 - the December issue (see here previous versions

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! 

In October our most important event was the release of XOOPS 2.4.0. Also Wishcraft is back with several new and updated modules.

Highlights of the last month:

  • XOOPS 2.4.2 FINAL Is Released
     
  • XOOPS Website is going live with XOOPS 2.4.2
     
  • XOOPS Innovation Award - for people who create something very unique and innovative for XOOPS. This time the award goes to Dylian Melgert  (Dylian) from Netherlands for his innovative work on xoBile (XOOPS Mobile) . Dylian, who is 15 years old, is the youngest ever recipient of XOOPS Innovation Award!!!!
     
  • XOOPSer of the Month Awardis given to XOOPS members who show extraordinary dedication to XOOPS, and go the extra mile for XOOPS. This month, we we'll have a first time ever a team award, and it will go to members of the Leonardo Lino Kaotik from Portugal for their continues work on Tutorials for XOOPS Users, especially his jQuery Tutorial series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)   
     

Summary



The XOOPS 2.4.2 is out!!! This is probably the best release we ever had! Our BIG "Thank You" to all the people who contributed to this release! It's a team work, and the more of us contribute, the better XOOPS will become!!!

There is already work being done on XOOPS 2.5, and we hope to have a first Alpha release in the next month or two. The 2.5 will be the first XOOPS release focused on PHP5, so don't expect too many new features, since the focus will be more on optimization and refactoring. But there will be some nice surprises   More about it soon...

This month again we saw again a  high number of new XOOPS-based sites, several new themes, as well as some very cool new modules, and some updated.

Check out updated news from around the world - it's always nice to see activities in local XOOPS Websites. Please keep us posted about new developments, so we can keep the worldwide XOOPS community updated!!!

The XOOPS community is definitely a vibrant one, and the traffic on XOOPS site is constantly growing! From June till today, all traffic metrics (number of visitors, pages, hits, etc) at least doubled! A clear sign that XOOPS is gaining momentum and that more and more new users are trying and using XOOPS!

If you are a happy XOOPS user, let the world know - please blog about XOOPS, share your experiences with others, rate and review us on SourceForge and other Websites. We need to let the world know about XOOPS!!!

And if you're not happy with something in XOOPS, please let us know so we can fix it and improve! Better yet - help us fix it and improve it!

Remember - XOOPS is powered by YOU!!!!

01. Donations

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Donations

If you like the XOOPS system, and would like to give something in return, you can make a donation to the XOOPS Foundation! Simply use the XOOPS Donation System and use your PayPal account or your Credit Card to donate .

Your donation will be used to promote and advance the use and development of the XOOPS system. The XOOPS Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization in the USA, dedicated to promote XOOPS! All donators will get the Friend of XOOPS rank here on this website. Thanks to all the Friends of XOOPS for their donations and continued support!

If you wonder what is happening with XOOPS money, please read the 2008 XOOPS Financial Report

This month we would like to acknowledge following donors:

  • Ian A. Underwood: $20
  • Benjamin Pearman: $5
  • Anonymous: $20
  • Anonymous: $0.01

Thank you so much for supporting XOOPS!!!!

02. New XOOPS developments

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Current Releases

03. XOOPSers of the Month

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Our "XOOPSer of the Month" Award is given to XOOPS members who show extraordinary dedication to XOOPS, and go the extra mile for XOOPS. Sometimes they do something spectacular, but most of the time they just do something everyday, but by doing it day-in and day-out, they make a BIG DIFFERENCE in life of XOOPS community. And we thank them for that!!!

This month, we would like to recognize  Leonardo Lino (Kaotik) from Portugal for his continues work on Tutorials for XOOPS Users, especially his jQuery Tutorial series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Where are you from, and where do you live now?

I'm from Portugal and I live in a small town north of Lisbon.

How long have you been programming?

Since around 2003. My first sites were simple HTML pages linked together and built with FrontPage.

What is your expertise?

I could say PHP since I've been using it for so long, but with the fast pace the web evolves, it can be a challenge to keep up.

What got you into XOOPS?

One of my first clients required a web site where he could update is own content. At the time I thought; "surly there must be a system that can do this". The first one I encountered was php-nuke and I gave that a try, but it was very "clunky" and not very modular. I then stumbled onto xoops. The ease to create and tailor websites along with it's modules (in those days the xoops was downloaded with modules) was a giant leap forward compared to competing systems.

What do you like the most about XOOPS?

If you look at the cutting edge languages, such as Ruby on Rails, they provide a "scaffolding" system onto which you can build a website. XOOPS has had this for many years. This, along with "content separated from design" gives web designers and coders the freedom to create and innovate.

In what area of XOOPS do you contribute and why?

I like to write tutorials in order to get new people involved with coding xoops modules/core. One thing that I've seen over the years is that, since this is an open source project, coders and designers come and go, so it's important to provide new users, who want to learn, with as much help as possible.

If you could add one feature to XOOPS, what would it be?

2 features:
One- speed. I think xoops is getting a little bloated on file includes and code.
Two- admin themes same as front end. 2.4 allows you to write admin themes, but it's very different from writing them for the front end.

What is your major achievement in programming that you're most proud of?

I'm always proudest of my latest work, however there are two events I remember:
WebmailFX, which was my very first xoops module. It was a simple webmail program I released back in 2004 along with flyingtux. I was very "green" using PHP and I constantly asked questions. The people on xoops forums were incredible with their help.
The other moment was my first xoops tutorial. At the time, it you wanted to learn the basics of a xoops module, you had to open up an existing one and analyze the code. If you weren't familiar with PHP this could prove to be a monumental task. So I decided to write a simple guide. From the feedback I've received, I think I have helped people with this initial step.
Now I like to write tutorials on how to apply new technology to xoops.

What are your hobbies, when you're not coding?

I'm a coin collector.

You favorite dish and drink?

Pepperoni pizza and beer. I like to keep it simple :)

What about movies and music?

I'm a sci-fi fan so the classical movies like star wars (movie) and lotr (lord of the rings) (book and movie) were great hits with me. There are 3 others that I really liked:
-Gattaca. I remember seeing this and thinking, my god! This could actually happen.
-Dark city. For me this was a prelude to another movie everyone is familiar with: The Matrix.
-Brazil, the 1985 film directed by Terry Gilliam. If you enjoyed the 1927 film metropolis, you are really going to like this one.

If you would have a chance for a 30 seconds commercial with a message to the world, what would you say?

Let's have a little compassion for our fellow human beings. Even small individual gestures can greatly improve our society.

If you could choose a place and time to live, what would it be and why?

I think we currently live in an exciting time. I've seen the Berlin wall fall, computers become a commodity, old borders become landmarks, as is the case of the European union and mankind becoming globally linked through something called the Internet. Of course all this comes at a price our generation has still to fix; vast amounts of waste and the dilapidation of our natural resources. But I think we all can work together to reverse this trend. If not for ourselves, then for our children.

Who is the person that you would like to meet and why?

Leonardo da Vinci. An inventor, astronomer and visionary. You could think of him as the first sci-fi author.

04. XOOPS Innovation Award

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Our XOOPS Innovation Award is given to people who create something very unique and very innovative for XOOPS! We are clear that XOOPS can only succeed, when we push the limits of our creativity, imagination, and innovation to "infinity and beyond" . And therefore we would like to recognize people who create this "WOW!" effect, when we see what they've done. The XOOPS Innovation Award is not a monthly award, i.e. theoretically, there might be a month where we won't give one, but we certainly hope that this will never happen

Xoops Innovation Award Xoops Innovation Award

This month the Innovation Award goes to  Dylian Melgert  (Dylian) from Netherlands for his innovative work on xoBile (XOOPS Mobile) . Dylian, who is 15 years old, is the youngest ever recipient of XOOPS Innovation Award!!!!

Where are you from, and where do you live now?

I'm from The Netherlands, and I'm currently living in Limburg with my parents.

How long have you been programming?

I started programming in when was 10 years old in the AutoIt scripting language, I first started coding in PHP when I was about 12 years old.

What is your expertise?

Creating web-aplication with (X)HTML and PHP.

What got you to XOOPS?

I started with creating a simple HTML website with MS Frontpage... (OK, shoot me ). However, since I wanted to have my own community website I started to look for alternatives. Since My Dad already had a XOOPS website for a while at that time, he introduced me to XOOPS.

What do you like the most about XOOPS?

That it's so easy to extend XOOPS. Making your own modules, some simple hacking was a challenge for me and so I begun to make some simple little modules by my own.

Why did you decide to work on the xoBile module? What was the main objective?

I wanted my website to be accessible by mobile phones, so i first used the XOOPS WAP hack by blitzengineers.
But I needed some more functions for it and I had lots of free time so I added them myself.

What else do you plan, if anything, for the xoBile in the future?

A custom configuration for each plugin.

If you could add one feature to XOOPS, what would it be?

That you could set Access and Admin permissions when on the installation of a module, and preloads for themes.

What is your major achievement in programming that you're most proud of?

The website I've made for my niece. Running on my own rather simple Content Management System. Getting familiar with PHP and start using it from scratch by making my own modules like: xoopsradio, ... and helping my dad with some nice hacks for his website.

What are your hobbies, when you're not coding?

Playing Kingdom Hearts, swimming and biking/mountainbiking.

You favorite dish and drink?

My favorite dish is lasagna and my favorite drink is Coca-Cola.

What about movies and music?

I mostly watch fantasy and horror movies and i mostly listen to pure trance music

If you would have a chance for a 30 seconds commercial with a message to the world, what would you say?

Everyone - use XOOPS!

If you could choose a place and time to live, what would it be and why?

Somewhere far away in the middle of a forest. (But there must be internet )

05. New/Updated Modules

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06. New Hacks

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07. Security Issues/Alerts

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Xoops Security
  • none this month

08. YAXS, Sites using XOOPS

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09. Tutorials/Add-ons

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10. New/Updated Themes

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11. New Translations

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Translations

We are still looking for more translations!!! Can you help? See the list here

12. News from around the World

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13. Local support sites

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14. How to contribute

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Thanks Mamba! Congrats to Kaotik and Dylian--well deserved. BTW Gattaca is one of my favorites also. Dylian, I can only imagine the future in store for you. :)
Published: 2009/11/30 13:45 • Updated: 2009/11/30 13:45
Congrats to Kaotik and Dylian
Published: 2009/11/30 14:08 • Updated: 2009/11/30 14:08
Congrats Kaotik and Dylian. Thanks for the WOX Mamba.
Published: 2009/11/30 14:16 • Updated: 2009/11/30 14:16
Congratulations to both Dylian and Kaotik. The award is well desearved :)
Published: 2009/11/30 15:55 • Updated: 2009/11/30 15:55
congradulation Leonardo Lino (Kaotik) , Dylian Melgert (Dylian) .. Keep the Good Work .

And why in the world would Someone Donate Only Penny .0.1 . Come On Dude ..
Published: 2009/11/30 16:05 • Updated: 2009/11/30 16:05
Nice work Dylian and Kaotik! Thanks to all the devs for the new release. Thanks also to the community without whom WOX would be bland reading, and special thanks Mamba for compiling yet another action packed WOX! Gracious me! I'm in a good mood
Published: 2009/12/1 3:20 • Updated: 2009/12/1 3:20
Thanks for this new WOX


Important missing news :
• TDMPictures have been updated this month thanks to Lord_Venom
• latest Webphoto Module is now 1.80 thanks to ohwada (happy linux)
• Contact Center module is now 0.93 thanks to nobu
• Protector is now 3.5 thanks to GiJoe


Dashbord (bluemooninc.biz) has updated these modules too :
• xMobile Ver0.40 RC3
• PopUp n Blog 3.0
• BackPack


Other modules (new or updated, I don't know) :
• Chapbox 2009-11-2 (Taq : http://xoops.taquino.net)
• raxearch 2009-11-16 (Taq : http://xoops.taquino.net)


... Dylian and Algalochkin seems to work hard actually


I would say bye to Hervet. I hope we will see him again on xoops.org forums.
If not, good luck !
Published: 2009/12/1 7:52 • Updated: 2009/12/1 7:56
Burning thank you for all these information

Merci Burning pour toutes ces informations complémentaires
Published: 2009/12/1 8:48 • Updated: 2009/12/1 8:48
Quote:
Important missing news :
• TDMPictures have been updated this month thanks to Lord_Venom
• latest Webphoto Module is now 1.80 thanks to ohwada (happy linux)
• Contact Center module is now 0.93 thanks to nobu
• Protector is now 3.5 thanks to GiJoe


Dashbord (bluemooninc.biz) has updated these modules too :
• xMobile Ver0.40 RC3
• PopUp n Blog 3.0
• BackPack


Other modules (new or updated, I don't know) :
• Chapbox 2009-11-2 (Taq : http://xoops.taquino.net)
• raxearch 2009-11-16 (Taq : http://xoops.taquino.net)
The list is compiled out of the articles published last month.
It is up to the authors of the modules or to people that spot the new version of a module to send in some News (topic modules)
The same goes for Themes, hacks or security leaks.
Published: 2009/12/1 9:51 • Updated: 2009/12/1 9:51
Congratulations to Kaotik and Dylian!

Thanks Mamba for this WOX, I always enjoy it.
Published: 2009/12/1 14:55 • Updated: 2009/12/1 14:55
Quote:
• latest Webphoto Module is now 1.80 thanks to ohwada (happy linux)


New Version 1.90 available:
http://linux2.ohwada.net/modules/wfdownloads/singlefile.php?lid=51
Published: 2009/12/4 10:46 • Updated: 2009/12/4 10:46
Congratulations to Dylian and Kaotik... :)
Published: 2009/12/8 0:12 • Updated: 2009/12/8 0:12