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Goffy wins PHP Classes Innovation Award with wgGallery!

Goffy wins PHP Classes Innovation Award with wgGallery!

Published by Mamba on 14-Sep-2020 06:20 (455 )
Congratulations to our module developer Gottfried Gabor (aka Goffy) for winning the PHP Innovation Award at PHPClasses with his wgGallery module

This is definitely an awesome news for the XOOPS Community!

Goffy, we're very proud of you and your achievement!!!

Happy XOOPSing!!!
XOOPS and PHP8

XOOPS and PHP8

Published by Mamba on 17-Aug-2020 06:10 (416 )
Most of you probably have heard already that on November 26th, 2020, PHP team will release a highly anticipated new version: PHP 8

There are already tons of articles describing the new features of this release, as well as the major speed improvements.

Of course, as usual, XOOPS Core Team under the leadership of Richard Griffith (aka Geekwright), is working hard on updating the Core to make sure that it works on PHP 8, once it is released.

Over the weekend Richard made first official changes to the XOOPS Core to make it compatible with PHP 8, so you can now install it on PHP 8 and test it!

The XOOPS PHP 8 JOURNEY starts TODAY!

Download and Fork it from GitHub: https://github.com/XOOPS/XoopsCore25

Over the next weeks and months, till November 26th, we'll be testing and improving our key modules to make sure that they are working with PHP 8 and MySQL 8

Once testing of individual module is successfully completed, we'll be adding a little image to its repository on Github Xoops Modules location to indicate that the module is certified for PHP 8 and MySQL 8:

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Please help us with testing and making the modules ready for PHP 8!

We also need help with translations of the modules! Thanks to the great new module wgTransifex, developed by Goffy, it is now very easy to translate the modules!
XOOPS API

XOOPS API

Published by alain01 on 12-Mar-2020 18:50 (2075 )

The XOOPS CMS is built on the basis of a framework which provides a set of specifications for:

  • The routines ,
  • The data structures ,
  • The object classes ,
  • The variables ,
  • The namespaces .

The site monxoops.fr promised it, there will be available resources for developers.

To allow you to familiarize yourself with the kernel, here is a first element with the XOOPS API (Application Programming Interface) made available to the developer community. These documents were generated using Doxygen , a generator of software documentation from source codes and supported by Graphviz , a graph viewer. Of course, this documentation is not complete since it was generated on the fly from the information contained in the sources of XOOPS.

API resource available on the dedicated subdomain api.monxoops.fr


Good lecture and good discovery !

monxoops.fr

For monxoops.fr, the current team, Greg and Alain


You can read the original news here


Doxygen Generator of software documentation from source codes

Graphviz Graph viewer

Docker: XOOPS 2.5.10 on PHP 7.3 RC5 and MySQL 8.0.13

Published by Mamba on 12-Nov-2018 01:20 (5974 )
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If you want to test the upcoming XOOPS version 2.5.10 on PHP 7.3 RC5 and MySQL 8.0.13 using Docker, the files are here:
https://github.com/geekwright/xoops_mysql8

Make sure you read the Readme.md file

Richard (aka Geekwright) is testing and is fixing potential issues. So far he has found only a few issues running under MySQL 8.0. The expanded reserved word list is one. There are also issues with using PHP with the new default authentication plugin in MySQL 8.0, caching_sha2_password.
Docker version above sets default-authentication-plugin=mysql_native_password.

The 'rank' column in users table is a reserve word, and needs to be `quoted`

Richard changed criteria class to use quotes on criteria column names to prevent reserved word issues.

I have installed the Docker version and it worked perfectly. I'll need to test some modules...

Background on problems.
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https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/keywords.html

https://mysqlserverteam.com/upgrading- ... on-plugin-considerations/
XOOPS Module "Car Dealer" wins 2nd place in PHPClasses Innovation Awards

XOOPS Module "Car Dealer" wins 2nd place in ...

Published by Mamba on 02-Oct-2018 09:10 (5724 )
XOOPS module "Car Dealer Sample Application" won 2nd Place in the monthly Innovation Awards competition organized by PHPClasses website

Definitely a very happy moment for XOOPS!
Car Dealer module nominated for PHP Classes August Award

Car Dealer module nominated for PHP Classes August Award

Published by Mamba on 04-Sep-2018 03:50 (4233 )
The "Car Dealer" module has been nominated for the PHP Classes August Award

Please help XOOPS and vote for it

XOOPS PHPMailer Security Patches Released

Published by Anonymous on 01-Jan-2017 18:40 (4881 )
The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of security patches for XOOPS 2.5.8 and XOOPS 2.5.7.2.

These patches includes the latest version of PHPMailer to address a serious vulnerability. All XOOPS users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

Both full distributions and patch files (from the most recent prior release) for both the 2.5.7 and 2.5.8 series are available.

Any users that are running older XOOPS versions are advised to update to XOOPS 2.5.8.1 now.


Get XOOPS 2.5.8.1

Release files are available on GitHub.

The 2.5.8.1 files are also mirrored on the XOOPS File Repository on SourceForge

Get XOOPS 2.5.7.3

Release files are available on the XOOPS File Repository on SourceForge

XOOPS Website in transition

Published by Mamba on 29-Nov-2016 06:48 (7554 )
In the next few weeks the XOOPS Website will be very busy, with a lot of work happening in the front of you!

Instead of making a secret out of it, and then creating a huge splash out of it, we've decided to just go ahead and make changes to the Website as we go.

What is happening:

1) We are moving to PHP 7. Originally we were on 5.4, and this weekend we moved to PHP 5.6, as as soon as our host offers PHP 7, we'll be ready.

2) We've also moved the Website to the latest XOOPS Core, so we can test it here before we officially release it.

3) We are also updating all modules that are being used here, which will help us, of course with your help, to discover any bugs

We have updated the NewBB Forums to the latest version, as well as News. We'll be converting soon the News to Publisher, as strategically that's what we want to invest our time in.

And we'll be adding some new cool modules, like the one upcoming wgTimelines developed by Goffy from Germany. We'll transition our "XOOPS Innovators" and "XOOPSer of the Month" awards there. The work on the converting the "XOOPS Innovators" to the wgTimelines has already started - you can check it out herehttps://xoops.org/modules/wgtimelines/

What else?

We have moved modules developed by Wishcraft to one location on GitHub (read more here), so you can check them out, fork, and contribute back.

We have also created one GitHub location for various XOOPS D3 modules. If you're curious what the D3 modules are, please read more here

Of course, we hope that you'll help us on this journey as we're moving closer to the next release of XOOPS

And in case you were wondering, yes, we're looking for a new responsive theme for this updated Website! So if you would like to design a new theme for us, please let us know...

XOOPS GitHub Twitter Block added

Published by Mamba on 02-Oct-2016 07:07 (3176 )
If you would like to see what is XOOPS doing on GitHub, you can subscribe to our GitHub Twitter: https://twitter.com/xoopsgithub

I have also added a block with recent tweets timeline:

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Our other Twitter Accounts:

XOOPS News: https://twitter.com/xoopsnews
XOOPS Forums: https://twitter.com/xoops_forums

Articles about XOOPS in Tech Republic

Published by Anonymous on 06-Aug-2016 02:20 (3787 )
We knew it already for years, but it's always nice to see that the technology media also considers XOOPS as powerful and limitless as Drupal and Joomla, as it was stated recently in an article in Tech Republic !
Here is the article

This was my response in the comments:
Quote:
"You're absolutely right with your assessment about the need for Simplicity, but I guess, you've missed the XOOPS extension called "Common Utilities" (http://rmcommon.com/en/) :)

So I invite you to download the latest version of XOOPS 2.5.8 (https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6762), the Common Utilities extension, incl. some of the modules created with this new architecture (http://rmcommon.com/en/modules/)
and take it for a spin and let us know what you think.

The Common Utilities will be part of the upcoming "next generation" version of XOOPS - see more on our XOOPS Roadmap: https://github.com/XOOPS/XoopsCore/issues/252 "


As a follow-up to the article in Tech Republic, the author conducted an interview with us, and it is now posted there as "One on one on one with XOOPS"

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So as you can see from the interview, there are a lot of cool things coming for XOOPS, but we need your help, so please get involved: https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6765

SimAntz: PHP business apps framework built on top of XOOPS

Published by Mamba on 28-Jul-2016 01:09 (3132 )
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The newly discovered SimAntz Framework is a PHP programming framework built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4, allowing to develop fancy, feature rich, reliable business Apps

https://github.com/XoopsModules25x/simantz

This project focused on providing the developer with a reliable, solid, & visually stunning programming framework. With this framework developers are able to develop great business process management apps based on best programming practices.

This programming framework included:

- Permission control on each windows by user group
- Full audittrail, (control by column)
- Integrated AJAX framework
- Integrated Nitobi's CompleteUI toolkit (powerfull grid, combo box, and etc)
- WYSIWYG (PHPJasperXML) PDF report library integrated
- Supporting multiple organization
- Dynamic workflow integrated
- Build in SMS/Email function
- and many more powerful features

It was built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4 and needs to be updated for the current XOOPS 2.5.8, and potentially XOOPS 2.6.0

The video shows very nicely the most features:





In addition to the original modules contained in the SimAntz Framework:

1) SimAntz

Central SimAntz Framework module

2) SimBiz

Pure accounting management system

3) Approval

Approval module

4) BPartner

Business and Reporting Module

we've added extra four modules we've found on SourceForge:

5) SimTrain

This is an web based tuition center management system with features like manage student info, employee/tutor info, tuition class and registration, product & services, payment, generate official receipt, cash onhand, stock.

6) SimSalon

This is salon management system with features like customer info, employee info, vendor info, stock product info, payment, payroll for employee, report (sales analysis,customer and employee)

7) SimInvoice

Business Invoicing System

8) SimFWorker

This is web based project allow user to manage foreign worker data using web browser. It keep basic foreign worker info, medical and visa data, payment history, worker/passport picture and their home town address.

As said above, it was originally built on top of XOOPS 2.4.4 and needs to be updated for the current XOOPS 2.5.8, and potentially XOOPS 2.6.0.

Who would like to help us with that?

If you're installing it, please note that there are two databases that you could use:

a) in the /database folder
b) in the /simantz/blankdb folder

XOOPS on GitHub: Let's Get involved!

Published by Mamba on 04-Jul-2016 09:07 (2196 )
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GitHub became "THE" tool of Open Source development!

It makes development, as well as collaboration with other developers, so much fun!

There are tons of tools that contribute to the Eco-system of GitHub and make our lives so much easier:

- you can test your code automatically with tools like Scrutinizer https://scrutinizer-ci.com/
- check your TODO items with https://todofy.org/
- continuous integration with Travis CI https://travis-ci.org/
- write documentation with GitBook: https://www.gitbook.com

and so many more: https://github.com/integrations

It is a lot of fun, and therefore we would like to invite all Xoopsers to create an account on GitHub (if you don't have one yet), and then let us know, so you can join us at our main GitHub XOOPS location:

https://github.com/XOOPS

Please note that we have several repositories on GitHub:

Current Development:

https://github.com/XOOPS

https://github.com/XoopsModules25x

https://github.com/XoopsModules26x

https://github.com/XoopsThemes

https://github.com/XoopsLanguages

Documentation:

https://github.com/XoopsDocs

All the tutorials are available on GitBook Repository:
https://www.gitbook.com/@xoops/


Archives:

https://github.com/XoopsModulesArchive

https://github.com/XoopsThemes25xArchive-2col

https://github.com/XoopsThemes25xArchive-3col

Really old themes, for XOOPS < 2.0.14
https://github.com/XoopsThemesArchive


Not sure if XOOPS is still up to the challenge for the modern Web development and if you should get involved?

XOOPS developers and designers are always surprising us with the awesome Websites they are able to develop with XOOPS, like this one:

http://itgenergy.com.mx/

There is a LOT of happening in the world of XOOPS, and more is coming!


1) XOOPS 2.5.8 has been released, and it's PHP 7 compatible:
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6762

2) More and more modules are being converted to XOOPS 2.5.8 and PHP 7:
https://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6759

3) Our Roadmap for XOOPS 2.6.0 is also available, and we're hard at work on implementing it:
https://github.com/XOOPS/XoopsCore/labels/roadmap

4) More and more tutorials are coming to GitBook Repository:
https://www.gitbook.com/@xoops/

and all Xoopsers can collaborate on creating new ones, and contribute, like Kevin is doing right now with the "Kaotik Module Tutorial":
https://github.com/XoopsDocs/kaotik-module-tutorial

So let's get started! Please join us on GitHub, and let's bring the "Magic of XOOPS" back :)

Your XOOPS Development Team
Viva XOOPS!

XOOPS 2.5.8 Final Available

Published by geekwright on 27-May-2016 20:43 (9595 )
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The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of XOOPS 2.5.8.

Highlights: PHP7 ready, XMF included, Security updates, Bcrypt passwords

This new version has numerous bug fixes and enhancements. You can download the XOOPS 2.5.8 Final release directly from XOOPS/XoopsCore25 on GitHub, or XOOPS Core (stable releases)/XOOPS_2.5.8 on SourceForge.

Important note: XOOPS 2.5.8 requires some database updates for full function. Be sure to follow the instructions below under Upgrade Required if you are updating an existing system.

XOOPS 2.5.8 Release Candidate 3 for PHP7 Available for ...

Published by geekwright on 06-Apr-2016 03:05 (4452 )
The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of XOOPS 2.5.8 RC3.

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This new version has numerous bug fixes and enhancements. You can download the XOOPS 2.5.8 RC3 release directly from XOOPS/XoopsCore25 on GitHub, or XOOPS Core (Beta Releases)/XOOPS_2.5.8_RC3 on SourceForge.

Please note: XOOPS 2.5.8 requires some database updates for full function. Be sure to follow the instructions below under Upgrade Required if you are updating an existing system.

This release supersedes RC2, and includes fixes for issues which were found in testing. A big "Thank you!" goes out to everyone who has helped with testing and reporting!

Please report any issues you encounter with this release so that we can make XOOPS better for everyone. If you are registered on GitHub, just open an issue. We will also monitor the XOOPS forums.

XOOPS 2.5.8 Release Candidate 2 Available

Published by geekwright on 12-Mar-2016 19:35 (4916 )
The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of XOOPS 2.5.8 RC2.

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This new version has numerous bug fixes and enhancements. You can download the XOOPS 2.5.8 RC2 release directly from XOOPS/XoopsCore25 on GitHub, or XOOPS Core (Beta Releases)/XOOPS_2.5.8_RC2 on SourceForge.

This release supersedes RC1, and includes fixes for issues which were found in testing. Thanks go out to XOOPS users Yurdal and JJDai for testing and reporting!

Please report any issues you encounter with this release so that we can make XOOPS better for everyone. If you are registered on GitHub, just open an issue. We will also monitor the XOOPS forums.