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  • ATutor 1.5.4 to be released soon

    A new version of ATutor is expected to be released in late April 2007 with a beta version already available for downloading.  ATutor is a Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind.  The new version of ATutor, 1.5.4, contains quite a number of changes with the most significant changes listed below:New Test Question Types: Ordering questions require the test taker to correctly assign given items in a particular logical order or rank,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 29, 2007
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  • Mastering TYPO3 TypoScript

    Kshipra Singh from Packt Publishing sent me an e-mail the other day asking us to publish another one of their sample chapters here at CMS Report.   If you recall, we posted an article on one of the sample chapters from a book on Alfresco.  The book this time around is Mastering TypoScript: TYPO3 Website, Template, and Extension Development.  Long name for a title so why don't we dig a little deeper and find out what this book is really about. TypoScript is a declarative…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 27, 2007
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  • Michael Kaply: Deploying Firefox 2 within the Enterprise

    Michael Kaply has been writing a series of articles on how to deploy Firefox 2 within the Enterprise.  I wrote last year that one of the difficulties of deploying Firefox and Thunderbird in the enterprise was the lack of tools Mozilla provided for deploying the software.  I'm happy to say that   Kaply's articles do a fairly good job on providing some solutions for those organizations that need to manage a large network of clients.  Kaply's original intent is to cover the following topics…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 26, 2007
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  • Linux.com: Drupal vs. WordPress - Which is better for blogging?

    Last week, Linux.com posted an article titled, Drupal vs. WordPress - Which is better for blogging? How do Drupal and WordPress, the leading content management systems for blogging, compare for the average user? To find out, Linux.com used a preconfigure Drupal site from Bryght and a free site from WordPress.com to set up two similar sites. We compared the interfaces, the basic tasks of customizing a site, adding content, managing comments and spam, and reading site statistics, as well as…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 26, 2007
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  • TYPO3 4.1

    Anoop Atre wrote the following in our comments section about Typo3 that deserves some attention on the Front Page. Just wanted make a note that the TYPO3 Association has released Version 4.1. Focus on Usability and Performance Improvements, in addition the new release contains dozens of smaller features, system enhancements, and bug fixes. This version focuses clearly on usability in every aspect of the system as the one goal that has been set by the Development Team for all 4.x releases.…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 23, 2007
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  • OSCMS Summit over there and I'm still here

    I'll be honest, I'm envious of those people that are able to attend the Open Source Content Management System Summit (OSCMS).  As Boris Mann pointed out in his post, the interest in the conference was so overwhelming that registration closed as quickly as it opened.  I sat on the fence in my decision to go or not to go way too long that I was flat out of luck.  That's alright though.  I wouldn't have wanted to take up someone's seat who may have been more deserving of attending OSCMS.  While I…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 21, 2007
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  • Wordpress.org: Google Summer of Code

    I really can't display every open source project's invitation for college students to apply to Google's Summer of Code.  But just like the invitation from Drupal, Wordpress would be another one of those projects I wouldn't have minded working on when I was going to college. Looking for something fun to do this summer? All college and university students around the world are invited to apply to get paid $4,500 USD to work on your favorite open source project this summer. WordPress is among the…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 21, 2007
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  • Battle of the CMS Bands

    As most of you probably know by now, Jeff Robbins from Lullabot and Drupal genre recently released "The Drupal Song".  What you may not know is that Wordpress and Joomla! also have their own songs.  Well this fact hasn't gone unnoticed by Amy Stephen in her own blog in which she says it's time to vote for the top song of the week. OK. Normally, I am adverse to pitting one open source content management system against the other, but it appears we have no choice. As of today, we have three songs…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 20, 2007
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  • United States students continue to fall behind in IT education

    College students in the United States are not showing up in those university programs that are focused on physical science, computer science, math, and engineering. There are a number of politicians, parents, and students that will blame the public school education system for the current state of education in the United States. I have some serious doubts whether fingers should really be pointed in the direction of the teachers or even school system. I think in many ways, those fingers should be pointed right back to the parents and their children. Perhaps life in America is so good that by the time the student becomes a young adult, life hasn't prepared them to face the challenges and disappointments they need to do well in the sciences.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 19, 2007
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  • phpBB.com back up with new website

    As we mentioned earlier, phpBB.com was down due to drive failures on their RAID system.  Late Sunday evening, phpBB.com not only brought their site back online, but also redesigned their site.  An announcement was posted in phpBB's forum explaining the details.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted March 18, 2007
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