XOOPS Council Changes

XoopsCouncil  02-Sep-2011 18:40  5021 reads   9 Comment(s) 
Following DJ's (aka phppp) and Kris' resignation from XOOPS Council, the remaining Council members have agreed that the available seats should be reassigned as soon as possible.

As you may know, the Council is responsible for overall management and direction of the XOOPS Project. The XOOPS...

XOOPS moving forward

Mamba  13-Aug-2011 06:06  4512 reads   21 Comment(s) 
This is to let you know that DJ has resigned from the XOOPS Council.

I am happy to announce that:

- Trabis (who was in charge of XOOPS 2.4.x series)
- ForMuss (who was in charge of XOOPS 2.5.x series)
- BitC3R0 (author of the EXM fork and RMCommon utilities)

have agreed to take the lead on...

The return of XOOPS nature

phppp  13-Aug-2011 03:49  13878 reads   18 Comment(s) 
Dear XOOPSers,

It's time for the XOOPS Project to stop useless fights and return to its nature of an open source project.

During the past years, we have all suffered from endless arguments and quarrels and the project has been damaged too much.

The root of the fights has been the authoritativity...

Nominate XOOPS as Your Favorite Open Source CMS in ...

Mamba  01-Aug-2011 18:56  6555 reads   17 Comment(s) 
As every year, Packt Publishing is having its annual Open Source Awards. Today they started the Nomination stage, which goes from August 1 till September 9, 2011.

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XOOPS is competing in the Open Source CMS Category

In order to go to the next stage: Voting, we need as many nominations as...

GiJoe and Herve Thouzard Inducted into XOOPS Hall of Fame

Mamba  30-Jul-2011 20:14  4530 reads   4 Comment(s) 
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We are pleased to announce that GiJOE and Herve Thouzard (hervet) have been inducted into the XOOPS Hall of Fame

XOOPS Hall of Fame has been created to recognize people who provided in the past extraordinary support and dedication for XOOPS, and helped to move XOOPS forward....

Xoops Engine Alpha 3 Release Schedule

phppp  16-Jul-2011 10:42  7182 reads   4 Comment(s) 
We have a lot processes in X3 development since Alpha 2 release.

I would suggest following schedule for the coming month:

* Xoops Engine Alpha 3 release: on August 13th
* github repo structure change, github usage guide: D.J., julionc, by July 24th
* ZF upgrade to 1.11.9, change naming conventions...

Designing for XOOPS: New book is now shipping

Mamba  06-Jun-2011 19:43  27620 reads   12 Comment(s) 
We are happy to let you know that the new book about creating XOOPS themes: "Designing for XOOPS", written by Sun Ruoyu (insraq) is available to order and is currently shipping.

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So order it today from O'Reilly or from Amazon

This book covers the whole workflow of building a XOOPS theme from...

Xoops Engine Experiences and Tutorials

phppp  03-May-2011 01:41  5417 reads   3 Comment(s) 
It is very exciting to see two videos for Xoops Engine presented by @txmodxoops right after Xoops Engine Alpha 2 release:

* Xoops Engine Alpha 2 installation on wamp server
* Xoops Engine Alpha 2 after installation

Although txmodxoops had not so successful experiences, participating and sharing is...

Xoops Engine Alpha 2 Is Released

phppp  02-May-2011 07:52  12392 reads   6 Comment(s) 
Today we are proudly to present XOOPS community with Xoops Engine Alpha 2 release.

Since the Alpha 1 Release in January 2011, there have been many progresses in Xoops Engine development. XOOPS, or eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System, well known as a leading open source CMS and portal system,...

XOOPS @ PHP Community Conference in Nashville

Mamba  23-Apr-2011 07:30  6076 reads   3 Comment(s) 
Last Thursday and Friday I participated in the 2011 PHP Community Conference in Nashville, TN, promoting XOOPS

It was great to meet in person many of the PHP heroes, incl. the PHP creator, Rasmus Lerdorf, as well as the Zend Framework gurus Matthew Weier O'Phinney and Ralph Schindler.

As you can...

XOOPS 2.5.1a Quick Fix Release

phppp  20-Apr-2011 16:20  13885 reads   13 Comment(s) 
Upon community demands, the XOOPS 2.5.1a is released as a quick fix for 2.5.1 release. There are two fixes included: module name and order updates, missing "block_type" for adding custom blocks. A separate quick fix was released on April 12th, there is no new fix added to the 2.5.1a release.

About XOOPS 2.5 Releases and Security Issues

phppp  12-Apr-2011 15:01  6610 reads   4 Comment(s) 
As you have known, the XOOPS 2.5 series is focused on usability improvements based on XOOPS 2.3 and 2.4 releases.
In 2.5 releases the system module is updated with some very good experimental improvements. Unavoidably there are backward and forward compability issues and security weakness are...

Updates on Xoops Engine and XOOPS 2 development

phppp  09-Apr-2011 04:37  6448 reads   1 comment 
XOOPS development is getting more active recently. Xoops Engine is coming to its Alpha 2, meanwhile XOOPS 2.5.1 has been released for bugfix and security enhancement.

XOOPS 2.5.1 Final Is Released

phppp  08-Apr-2011 08:25  17279 reads   32 Comment(s) 
XOOPS 2.5.1 Final Release

The XOOPS Development Team is pleased to announce the release of XOOPS 2.5.1 Final. Several bugs have been fixed as well as security enhancement based on Aung Khant's report.
Please be aware that the bugfix is not complete and 2.5 series will be following small but...

XOOPS moves up to Top 10 on SourceForge

Mamba  18-Mar-2011 16:10  4011 reads   2 Comment(s) 
It looks like the recent "Community Showcase" Blog on SourceForge called "XOOPS, There it is! A CMS for the Masses" helped in spreading the message about XOOPS

In the last couple of days XOOPS moved up to Top 10 overall projects on SourceForge!

Yesterday we were at #9, today we are at #7 (see
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