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  • phpBB3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) released

    The official release of phpBB3 is almost near with the first release candidate now available. The following is a partial list of features that are new in this version phpBB that did not exist in 2.0.x. Attachments - Attachments in posts and Personal Mail, Automatic image thumbnails,Display attachments inline Unlimited Subforums - Create unlimited subforums, Display active topics of all subforums Custom BBCodes - Create your own BBCodes, Add buttons to posting screen Custom…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 21, 2007
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  • Ruby on Rails on YouTube

    If you like the Mac/Windows commercials we have seen over the past year then you are going to like the Hi, I'm Ruby on Rails videos making their way on YouTube.  The parodies are great for late night video watching and lets hope the PHP and Java folks have a sense of humor. Check out Rails Envy for the complete details on the video.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 19, 2007
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  • Wordpress 2.2 has been released

    By golly, I have been so busy the past couple weeks that I didn't even had a chance to check out a beta of Wordpress 2.2.  Now it's too late for me because Wordpress 2.2 has been officially released.  Not only does this release include over 200 bug fixes, but it also has some new nifty features.WordPress Widgets allowing you to easily rearrange and customize areas of your weblog (usually sidebars) with drag-and-drop simplicity. Full Atom support, including updating our Atom feeds to use the…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 16, 2007
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  • Webmin and Virtualmin: The web control panel alternative

    The maturity of Virtualmin and Webmin over the past  year or two has been impressive and is finally competitive against some of the more popular commercial control panels out there.  I've only now started to use Webmin on my office's intranet servers and have found the web-based interface to be a great alternative to using a terminal shell or remote desktop for managing the servers.  However, I've never actually used the Virtualmin control panel component live on the Internet.  In the end, I had concerns that clients on my server are not quite ready to move away from cPanel to manage their sites.  I also had concerns that my lack of experience with Virtualmin would wind me back to where I started, an unstable and possibly insecure server.  So in the end, I'm back where I started with using cPanel as my server's primary control panel.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 15, 2007
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  • Will KDE 4 be enough of a Mac for me?

    Those that have followed my writings (even from the WebCMSForum days) know I've spent about the past year or two dealing with an aging  PC.  Even the wife, who doesn't always appreciate the geek part of her husband, says it is time for a computer upgrade.  When she says it's time, you know the deadline is near to order up a new computer. For the past several years I've configured my home PCs with a dual-boot of Windows/Linux.  While there are some things I don't like about Apple's propriety…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 13, 2007
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  • Third beta of Plone 3 released

    Plone 3 beta 3 was released on Wednesday of this week.  The announcement posted at Plone.org also invited users, administrators, and developers to help test the new software.  Plone 3, built on the Zope application server, is nearing a year of development .  By the time the final version of Plone 3 is released you should see the following new features included in the content management system. Full versioning, roll-back capabilities, in-place staging (ie. working copy support) and locking for…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 10, 2007
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  • Nick Lewis: Drupal is Part of the Problem

    Until this post by Nick Lewis, I've been in the camp with the folks that say PHP-based content management systems such as Drupal should be compatible with both PHP 4 and PHP 5.   After reading his post, I'm convinced he's correct that new development should be geared toward PHP 5.  It's hard to fight for the future when you continue to hold on to the past... Should Drupal move to PHP 5? In one word: absolutely. In one sentence: if we don't, the drupal project will die along with PHP. My…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 08, 2007
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  • Questioning CMS Consolidation

    CMS Watch has a very good article on their site titled, "Question CMS Consolidation".   The article serves as a reminder for IT and managers that, although technically feasible, an organization may not want to put everyone on the same content management system (CMS).  Why would an organization want to to consolidate their systems in the first place?  For those at top of the organization there may be some obvious reasons to unify the organization onto a single CMS. Many organizations are looking…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 07, 2007
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  • Building a newspaper site with Drupal

    Moshe Weitzman and Barry Jaspan wrote a very detailed overview of their experiences using Drupal for the web site used by the New York Observer.The New York Observer, a prominent New York City newspaper, has relaunched its web site using Drupal. The site features a gorgeous theme which pays careful attention to typography and whitespace. The Drupal craftsmen, Moshe Weitzman and Barry Jaspan, want to share a few of their innovative techniques with the Drupal community. The original article was…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 04, 2007
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  • One busy Joomla member: 10,000 helpful posts

    "Brad" from Joomla! wrote "RobInk hit the big 10k posts  today." at the Joomla! forum.  He goes on to write:There is a thread going where you might like to add you congratulations etc. It’s incredible to reflect upon just how many people have been helped by Rob’s posts, as well as the posts of all those who help out. Did you know, we have 28 members at the moment who have 2000 posts and above, and more than 70 with 1000 posts or more. Now that is CONTRIBUTING! A special congratulations to Rob,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 03, 2007
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