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  • The Google Highly Open Participation Contest

    I have not had time to talk about Google's Highly Open Participation Contest. Luckily, Amy Stephen posted a good article about the contest at Open Source Community which I encourage you to read. In the article, she talks about the positives of this program for both the high school age coders as well as the open source communities involved. As Amy mentions in her article, Google invited ten Open Source projects, including Apache Software Foundation, Drupal, GNOME, Joomla!, MoinMoin, Mono,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 02, 2007

  • Drupal and Dries: A business model that works

    Drupal and Dries: A business model that works

    I just completed one of the most exhausting days at work I've had since switching over from operations to IT. Everyone wanted a "minute of my time" which translates in the real world to 20 minutes (if I was lucky). The last thing I really wanted to do after work was touch a computer. Yet, I find myself too excited to not type about some great news. What is the good news? Dries Buytaert, project leader for Drupal, is starting his first Drupal startup. The working name for the company is Acquia. …

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted December 01, 2007

  • New Features in SilverStripe 2.2

    The anticipated SilverStripe 2.2 was released this week. SilverStripe 2.2.0 is a major release containing a staggering quantity of new features and work from our ten Google Summer of Code students and an equally impressive effort from the core team. Lots of new features and enhancements with this version of SilverStripe. Some of the new features and changes for this CMS include: Redesigned interface and workflow Multiple language support Google Sitemaps support (improves search…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 29, 2007

  • Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.2.1

    CMS Made Simple 1.2.1 is now available. This version is a maintenance release and, refreshingly, not a release needed to address security fixes. New features and additions to this version of CMS Made Simple include: New versions of News, Search, Tiny, and FileManager modules Fixes the issue with pages being set inactive on edit if not edited by somebody with the 'Modify Site Structure' permission Adds function to assist in handling file uploads. Adds the ability to set a…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 26, 2007

  • Testing the waters with Drupal 6

    Testing the waters with Drupal 6

    Drupal 6.0 Beta 3 was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday. As in the past, I wanted to use as a "live" test site for the beta/release candidates of Drupal as I did with Drupal 4.7 and Drupal 5. However, as this site has matured, so has my reliance on too many contributed modules currently not supporting Drupal 6. So for now, I've decided to place Drupal 6 in a subdomain,

    I am excited with what I have already seen in Drupal 6. I consider version 6 to be Drupal on steroids. Drupal 6 has a lot of performance and power improvements that are already apparent even in the Beta. Put it this way, the day the Views module is ready for Drupal 6, is the day I go live with running CMS Report on Drupal 6.
    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 25, 2007

  • Mozilla's first Firefox 3 Beta released.

    Mozilla's Firefox 3 Beta 1 has been released. The announcment from Mozilla Developer News: Firefox 3 Beta 1 is now available for download. This is the ninth developer milestone focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3 can be followed at the Firefox 3 Planning Center, as well as in and on in #granparadiso. New features and changes in…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 20, 2007

  • Expected new look for Firefox 3 getting noticed

    As we mentioned more than a month ago, Firefox 3 is expected to sport a new look. Some of the more popular online magazines are starting to take notice and helping to fan some excitement on the new look. On a blog at Wired a Firefox 3 related post can be found, Catch a Glimpse of Firefox 3's Sleek, Sexy New Digs. Some of the changes planned for the final release of Firefox 3 include a complete visual makeover with platform-specific skins designed to integrate the look of Firefox into…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 19, 2007

  • dotCMS 1.5.1 - Open Source CMS, Web CRM and eCommerce

    Since dotCMS is a "new" CMS that we're focusing on, I'm needing to add some content. This was announced a couple weeks ago, but still worthy of posting if you're trying to catch up like we are on what dotCMS is all about. dotCMS 1.5.1 released – Open Source CMS, Web CRM and eCommerce - Dotmarketing released dotCMS 1.5.1 today which provides over a 150 fixes and improvements to a feature rich, open-source J2EE enterprise class web content management system. New features included in this…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 19, 2007

  • Server Administration and Goodbye PHP 4

    Yesterday, I upgraded the PHP version on my server from 5.2.4 to 5.2.5. PHP 5.2.5 brings improved "stability of the PHP 5.2.x branch with over 60 bug fixes, several of which are security related". I also reintroduced eAccelerator back onto the server. I stopped using eAccelerator last spring, not so much because I had any real issues with it, but because I spent the summer months hosting my sites on the cheap.

    This time, when I compiled the new version of PHP 5.2 onto my server, I also made the decision to not load the latest version of PHP 4. Although most of the Web applications I run on the server are PHP 5 compatible, I've always made sure I also had access to a version of PHP 4. The time has finally come though where I really don't have a need or desire to host a content management system that is only PHP 4 compatible.
    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 18, 2007

  • Quoting IT: Learning from other projects

    "While Drupal's growth is impressive, it won't be reaching its potential if it resists incorporating learnings from other systems (e.g. 'this is Drupal, not Wordpress')." - theneemies, "Chris Messina's Drupal 6 review", Open Source Community,November 14, 2007

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 15, 2007

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