Developer News: Extra! Extra! 1st Xoops Newsletter Published!

Posted by: dlhon 2003/12/29 7:24:26 78212 reads
Xoops 2 Inaugural Newsletter

In this issue:

1. Newsletter? What's going on here?
2. Introducing the Core Team Members
3. YAXS - New Sites Using Xoops2!
4. New Modules
5. New Themes
6. New Hacks
7. Calling all Sites!


1. Newsletter? What's going on here?

Many of you have been with Xoops for a long time. As such, you've seen it grow from being just another PHP-Nuke fork to a powerful and efficient content management system (CMS). For those of you new to the Xoops system, the members of the Core Team would like to welcome you to our community! If you have an interest in web development, you have a home here!

As we've grown, it's also become apparent that as our user base expands, our needs (and wants!) become more diverse. As such, the Xoops Core Team has established a community relations position to facilitate communications between the various Xoops Teams and our fantastic user base.

You have already seen other roadmaps for the core and modules; however, each member of the core team is working on their plan for 2004. In the near future, we will be publishing those to get your feedback, ideas, and especially your support.

We will be calling on our user base over the next couple of months to assist in specific and focused development efforts. These efforts may revolve are documentation, technical support, module development, theme development, and content submission. We hope to make these initiatives fun and exciting - with plenty of recognition for our contributors. More information on that in upcoming newsletters...

Speaking of newsletters! This should be a monthly installment. I am hoping to keep everyone updated on all the great things that are happening in the Xoops world during the previous month. I can only hope to keep up!

You have a voice here! If I missed your contribution, I apologize in advance. Just shoot me message and I'll include it in the next newsletter!

I'd like to end by wishing you a sucessful and safe end to your year, and I hope that you have a fantastic 2004!

Take care,

DLH

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2. Introducing the Core Team Members

Core Team Leader (Herko)
Core Development (Onokazu)
Module Development (Catzwolf)
Theme Design (Philou)
Quality Control (Ackbarr)
Documentation (Hsalazar)
Community Support (Tom)
Product Development (Malexandria)
Community Relations (DLH)

We would also like to thank all others who have helped the development of Xoops! We'll feature members of the other teams in future issues.

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3. YAXS - New Sites Using Xoops2!

PlanetXOOPS
http://www.planetxoops.com/modules/news/

Linux+ Magazine
http://www.lpmagazine.org/pl/modules/news/

Incama Theme Design
http://www.incama.nl/modules/news/

South Boston En Accion
http://www.naccion.org/modules/news/

(Did you build a site in December that I should know about? Drop me a note!)

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4. New Modules

So many good modules in November and December, I decided to go through November's as well!

FreeContent v2.9.0
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1163

LycosGoogled 0.1
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1150

Team Module v2.0
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1147

Narga's Guestbook Module
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1144

Lycos Blocks 1.2
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1138

ChatMX v1.0
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1136

Spanish Language for XCGal 1.10
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1134

Topics Blocks Module
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1131

Address Module Version 1.7
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1125

xComics Module
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1120

Wap Module - XC Gallery Mod
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1118

WF-Channel v1.0.2 Beta
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1117

Small Hack of Spotlight
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1116

TinyContent v1.5
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1115

MyHoroscope 0.1 Module
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1112

ArMS 0.4 (Article Management System)
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1109

XoopsGallery 1.3.3.3
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1105

BopComments and Extensible Waiting Block
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1104

xcGallery - Release 1.1
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1090

Spanish language for piCal
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1088

WAKKA 0.12R3
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1085

piCal-0.50
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1084

The Corporate Presentation Module : Enterprise-X
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1077

ErrorDocs For Xoops
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1072

(Did I miss your contribution? Just drop me a note and I'll add it next issue. If you've built a module for Xoops, please share with the community - isn't that the aim of OpenSource?)

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5. New Themes

Incama Flower Theme
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1156

Christmas Theme
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1152

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New Hacks

E: Use hacks at your own risk! They may render your Xoops system unuseable or may prevent you from upgrading!

3 Different Dotcoms (One) Database...
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 78&forum=7#forumpost62516

Small xtremguestbook hack
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 6&forum=15#forumpost62397

Partners Hack
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 0&forum=15#forumpost62136

Newbb Module Hacks
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 78&forum=8#forumpost62012

Business Directory Hack
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 29&forum=4#forumpost61642

Flash Games for Xoops Site
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 47&forum=3#forumpost61515

Apache mod_rewrite RewriteRule Success
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 05&forum=3#forumpost61336

Custom menu which acts like the Xoops menu
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 83&forum=4#forumpost60279

Movie Show-Time Hack/Module
https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... 12&forum=4#forumpost59108

(Did you hack Xoops? Did I miss yours? Haven't published it yet? Care to share it with the community? Drop us a news item or post it on the boards!)

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7. Calling all Sites!

Do you have a great looking Xoops site? We'd love to feature a site every month in the Xoops newsletter. Please drop me a link with a description of your site.


That's all for this month.

Happy Xoopsing!

DLH