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Translation tool : Xtranslate

chco2  14-Mar-2009 22:18  5724 reads  7
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www.Designburo.nl is pretty proud to present a contribution to the XOOPS community: Xtranslate!
A (windows) tool that should help you translate XOOPS and XOOPS modules into your own language much easier.

It is still in development, but the current version is very useable!

Get it here! (You do need to register, but hey.. its free!)
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Change the Web Challenge!

Mamba  27-Feb-2009 16:38  5383 reads  2
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We would like to encourage all XOOPS developers to participate in the "Change the Web Challenge"

Social Actions' Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit everyday.

This sounds like a good opportunity for a XOOPS Module

Check out the Developer Resources for their Social Actions API that you could use.

The Grand Prize is $5,000 with total of $10,000 in cash prizes, but the real prize is the impact your module might have an changing the world.

The submission deadline is Fri, April 3, 2009

Click here for all the details.

And please keep us posted, if you decide to participate.
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Documentation on the Api of the Xoops modules

kris_fr  03-Nov-2008 09:30  9601 reads  6
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Dev.XooFoo.org, the website for API documentation for modules developers, recently has been changed and updated:

  • to make more ergonomic navigation of the XOOPS Core API generated by Doxygen and by PhpXref,
  • to add list of international support sites,
  • to add links to XooFoo websites.

A second stage has just been finalized with the API documentation of forty modules: AMS, Article 1 and 2, Catads, Cbb 3.0.8 et 4.0, Classifieds, Content, Cryptox, D3pipes, Extcal, Formulize, Liaise, Membership, MPmanager, Multimenu, Mylinks, Mydownloads, Mytabs, News, Pical, PM, Profile, ShoutBox, Tag, Umfrage, Userpoints, Xbs Modgen & Xbs Cdm, Xcake, Xcenter, Xforum, Xgen, Xhld, Xoopscare, Xoopsinfo, Xoopspoll, Xreaggregator, Xsoap, Xtorrent and Yogurt.

This first list will be completed in the next few weeks based on new modules releases/updates, or based on specific requests from users and/or developers.

The goal of this documentation is also to promote the development of new modules. After all, what could be easier than to look at existing modules to see how they've been architectured, which class or function were used ...

All this documentation can be downloaded in e-book (in chm format) on Tutos XooFoo in the section "Outils - Documentation - Xoops".

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New Module Logo design for XOOPS 2.3

Mamba  25-Aug-2008 11:19  18619 reads  34
In preparation for XOOPS 2.3 release, we're changing the Module Logo design.

As mentioned in our WOX Newsletter #10, our XOOPS Friends in Spain Eme3Design developed a new look for the standard Admin Theme (see here...).

We liked the idea a lot, so we've decided to follow it and change the logos for the XOOPS 2.3 release as well, but with a blue color. We believe that the new design makes them look more modern, professional, and hip

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We would like to see all the XOOPS modules that have been successfully tested for XOOPS 2.3, to change their logos to the new look, so our users know that a particular module will work in 2.3.

If you have Photoshop, you can also use this Photoshop file to make your logos for XOOPS 2.3.

FYI - We've used images from Crystal Project

Please maintain the XOOPS 2.3 "look & feel" of the logos.

Some of the modules logos could look like this:

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Of course, it's up to the module designers to finalize their module's logos, but we hope that the logos will share similar look and feel with XOOPS logos.

As always, we're looking for talented graphic designers to help us and those module developers, who might not be so good in graphics design.

And congratulations to Eme3Design for their great design ideas!
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Heads up: XOOPS is on Usenet!! :-v

wishcraft  01-Aug-2008 07:21  5102 reads  5
I have some great news for xoops for all the team and people involved, we now have our own complete section in UseNet, if you are wondering what UseNet is you may have at one point seen something like google tunneling you into a group like alt.topics or sci.facility or even soc.something this isn't actually google it is UseNet. Back in the BBS days Usenet was still there. Before TCP/IP was around it use to run on Netbeui and Netbios with it domain lookup and so on running over Netbios and sydnicate with various tiers of services using something similar to a push data system.

You may remember something like fido net (fido7) and so on all BBS' this was all syndicated through UseNet. It is a great honor to be accepted as a project on some of the oldest and often picky infrastructure like UseNet, only the big company in there Omni global instantiations are available on UseNet (Newgroups) like Microsoft or Novell and so on.

If you have a suggestion and as well would like your Support Site on the xoops UseNet abstraction then please contact me I will have it added, remember this is a fantasic addition to their network, you don't find any other CMS or Portal system like Joomla or Drupal or any of the ASP one even mentioned in there. UseNet was the basis of old day forum systems, it is what forum and blogging systems have been modeled on.

The groups currently:


xoops
xoops.announce
xoops.modules
xoops.team.advisors
xoops.team.core
xoops.team.design
xoops.team.documentation
xoops.team.modules
xoops.team.quality.assurance
xoops.team.support
xoops.themes


You will notice in the next couple of days thought the immense networking in UseNet you will see this in your browser.

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I will be soon writing a UseNet Syndicator that with a Cron allows you to syndicate your site, ie. News (announces), Forum topics and so on with Usenet and back from Usenet as well.

I was wondering what people think about doing this as well like groups for this:

xoops.support.france
xoops.support.spain
xoops.support.norway
...


For our international support sites, I haven't done this initially as there is no quick point and click solution to the syndication but soon there will be.

Look forward to hearing about your responses.
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Nat Sakimura joins the XOOPS Developement Team

Mamba  20-May-2008 07:48  8999 reads  11
We are very happy to announce that Nat Sakimura, is officially joining the XOOPS Development Team.

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Nat Sakimura is the author for XOOPS OpenID module, and he will be implementing OpenID into XOOPS core for XOOPS 2.3* or 2.4, perhaps with another XOOPS core developer, while DJ will be working with him to implement OpenID into XOOPS 3.0

You can download the OpenID module from here...

Please extend a warm "welcome back" to Nat Sakimura.

With this we would like to officially extend an invitation to all past, non-active XOOPS developers to come back and join us on the journey of making XOOPS the best CMS in the world. We are sure that while you were away, you've learned a lot of new things and programming tricks, from which XOOPS could benefit. We've had couple of rough years, but we believe that we are now on track to something really awesome, and we would like you to be part of it.

There will be more exciting news coming....
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Catzwolf joining the XOOPS Development Team

Mamba  28-Apr-2008 19:38  10814 reads  21
We are very happy to announce that Catzwolf is officially joining the XOOPS Development Team.

He is a brilliant developer, author of countless XOOPS modules, and we are extremely happy to have him back with us.

Please extend a warm "welcome back" to John.

With this we would like to officially extend an invitation to all past, non-active XOOPS developers to come back and join us on the journey of making XOOPS the best CMS in the world. We are sure that while away you've learned a lot of new things and programming tricks, from which XOOPS could benefit. We've had couple of rough years, but we believe that we are now on track to something really awesome, and we would like you to be part of it.

There will be more exciting things coming....
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dev.xoops.org is open for developers

Mamba  27-Apr-2008 12:14  14910 reads  19
We are pleased to announce that our development site, http://dev.xoops.org is open for business.

As most of you know, it was damaged by malicious hackers last year, and it took us some time to repair it. We believe, it's now working, but if you find any problems, please let us know.

We would like to thank all the people who supported us in the transition, installation, and testing of the dev.xoops.org site.

And to all of XOOPS users and supporters - we very much appreciate your patience, while we were working on that.

We are working hard on getting XOOPS where it should be, and going live with dev.xoops.org is only one of many things that we are working on. Let's just review some of the recent activities:

- several updates to Core
- XOOPS 2.3 Alpha 3 will be released VERY SOON
- WOX (World of XOOPS) newsletter reactivated
- XOOPSer of the Month Award reactivated
- International Support Team has been formed
- there are a lot of activities there, with several new Support Sites being formed and active
- we have new promotional items, incl. wallpapapers, flash banners, and screensavers
- module repository is being refreshed and will contain all available modules for XOOPS 2. Going live very soon.
- Modules Team coming soon
- we are focusing on spreading "good news" about XOOPS, about Awards and recognitions

There will be more good news coming soon, and we hope that together we'll look for ways what we all as a community and each and every one of us individually can contribute to XOOPS to make it the best CMS it can be.

Once again, your patience, your support, and your positive contributions, are very much appreciated!

The XOOPS Team
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Calling for XOOPS Developers

Mamba  17-Apr-2008 07:00  17392 reads  33
Dear XOOPS Developers,

there are some exciting news coming up, and we'll need your help!!!

1) http://dev.xoops.org has been reinstalled, and before we go live with it, we need some of the XOOPS developers who have been using it before and have their modules there, to test it. If you would like to help us with the tests, it, please contact us

2) Module developers are encouraged to use XOOPS SVN for their code so that developers can share their ideas and help each other easily. It will also be a centralized place convenient for users to check module updates. A new subdirectory for XOOPS modules has been set up:

http://xoops.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/xoops/XoopsModules/

Please read the Readme.txt file there, with some links to information about how to use SVN and TortoiseSVN.

Going forward, we want to leverage more the expertise of our community and focus on code reuse, so keeping the code together will help us to achieve that.

3) And now the most important thing: Starting a XOOPS Module Team.

We need help with getting existing XOOPS modules up to speed for the upcoming releases 2.3 and 3.0

Therefore we're calling for all XOOPS Developers to join us in this effort. Some of the task that we have are:

Phase 1:

* populate our module repository with all available XOOPS modules, and update them to their latest release

* select modules that should be part of our Module Packs (e.g. Basic, Commerce, Web, Community). The Basic Pack will be included in the main distribution of XOOPS, so the user will have first class "out of box" experience

* After the selection of modules, we will ensure that all modules of the individual packs are updated for PHP5, and there are on conflicts between them

* Also ensure that all of them are updated with latest Security patches

Phase 2:

* Rewrite the XOOPS modules following XOOPS 3 structure, i.e. using XOOPS_PATH for code libraries (For sharing purposes, or for security consideration like D3 modules) and XOOPS_DATA_PATH for data, which are designed in XOOPS 3 but have been introduced into XOOPS 2.3. Meanwhile XOOPS_TRUST_PATH has been introduced into XOOPS 2.3 as alias for XOOPS_PATH to keep compatibility for a certain number of modules, e.g. D3 series. More information will follow...

* Extract common code and create a XOOPS Module Framework, so we can make the module development easier, and the modules themselves lighter.

We'll have a lot of exciting things coming up, but we need your help.

Please contact us if you would like to join the team and help.

Remember, XOOPS is powered by YOU!!!!
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2008 Google Summer of Code - Project Ideas Page

Mamba  07-Mar-2008 08:25  3384 reads  1
PROJECT IDEAS (XOOPS 3.0):

* Integration with a third-party PHP framework, most likely CakePHP

* Full support PHP 5.2+ and MySQL 5.0+ natively

* Supporting multiple database drivers

* Supporting multiple authentication drivers, including native xoopsDB, LDAP, OpenID, etc.

* Supporting multi-site feature

* New i18n service with native multi-language support

* Supporting multiple template engines thus customized template engine

* Embedded security protection against XSS and sql injection to free module developers from security concerns

* Enhancement of backend, including usability, automation of management tasks, security audit, etc.

* Boot sequence allowing preload feature

* Kernel is open to third-party developers so that they can add own frameworks or libraries without hacking the core, which also allows developers sharing libraries with others

* Improved ORM will enable crossing-module hook to allow interactions between modules without hacking each other

* RIA (Rich Internet Application : flex or ajax) will be implemented for usability improvement

* Creativity and compatibility: the future XOOPS will focus on the solid architecture and cutting edge features, meanwhile, XOOPS 2.3 modules will be fully compatible with XOOPS 3.0 through a legacy system

* A basic module toolkit will be provided for webmasters to create their own modules without programming skill

* Theme becomes inheritable, allowing webmaster creating a new theme dependent on a parent theme shared by other themes, which is convenient for webmasters and powerful for multi-site applications with great potential
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Xoops Top Sites, Submit Your Xoops Site

Ft24v2  30-Sep-2007 20:34  5898 reads  1
Hey everyone at Xoops.org,

Ive created a top sites site forsites Made with xoops. I thought it would be a cool idea to have everyones xoops site in one directory, but be able to vote for each site. The site is finished feature wise, but its actual look and buttons aren't the final design. But any way i hope that everyone will submit there site and we will see what happens. Also im going to turn the top sites script into a xoops module.

Go Here
Xoops Top Sites
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2 plugins smarty for Xoops against spambots

DuGris  23-Sep-2007 22:32  6137 reads  2
xoEmail: Converts email for a simple protection against spambots.
With this plugin you can modify the address email with value of replacements which you will have configured.

Quote:
duchemin@free.fr => duchemin [your value] free [your value] fr
duchemin@free.fr => duchemin [AT] free [DOT] fr

You can also add new value of replacements which will enable you to transform for example the .fr into [your value].

Quote:

duchemin@free.fr => duchemin [AT] free [FRANCE]


xoEmailImage : Converts email into captcha image for a simple protection against spambots.

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This plugin uses the GD library, if this one is not installed, it’s the plugin smarty xoEmail which will take over.

You can configure the creation of the image by modifying the values of the file of configuration.

Documentation :
xoEmail
xoEmailImage

Download :
xoEmail
xoEmailImage
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The XOOPS group on Facebook !

marcan  21-Sep-2007 00:10  5529 reads  2
The XOOPS group on Facebook !It is my great pleasure to announce that a XOOPS group has been created on Facebook to create connections between XOOPSers of the world ! If you are interested, simply access this group here, or do a quick search for XOOPS in Facebook. Hope to see you there ! Cheers !
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Freeform Solutions is looking for a Junior Web Developer to join our team.

If you are a XOOPS expert in Toronto or Ottawa, Canada, please check out our job posting here:

http://www.freeformsolutions.ca/en/ca ... keepthetrainsrunning.html

Deadline is August 3, 2007.

Freeform Solutions is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help other not-for-profits use technology to meet their goals. We handle a variety of IT consulting tasks with several not-for-profits in Canada, not all of it XOOPS-related. This is an entry level opportunity for a dedicated individual to learn a lot about IT, the web, and building a civil society.

Thanks for reading,

--The Freeform Solutions Team
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