First Impression: Liferay Grows Up

For a second year in a row, I along with CMS Report was invited to cover Liferay's North America Symposium which is being held this year in San Francisco. During this morning's keynote speech by Bryan Cheung, Liferay CEO and founder, I couldn't walk away from the presentation without recognizing the difference a year can make for one company. Something has changed for Liferay and the many partners and associated vendors that are represented here at this conference. Liferay has grown up, people are ready to talk business, and they're once again ready to talk about the importance of open source and community which makes this all happen.

This morning, Liferay released some startling numbers on just how good business is in terms of growth for the Liferay ecosystem. Consider some of these highlights related to the announcement:

MODX Revolution 2.2.5 Improves on Caching and Media Sources

MODX Revolution 2.2.5 has recently been released and includes over 150 commits designed to provide a number of fixes and improvements to the content management system. Fixes and improvements of note include improved Media Source function, Caching enhancements and a handling to prevent blank pages occurring on some older hosting environments.

MODX LogoThe Media Source is a feature in MODX Revolution, where one can specify the "source" of media in their MODX installation.  A source can be many types - from the file system itself, to an Amazon S3 bucket, to a Flickr album. MODX provides two source types with the core installation: the file system and Amazon S3 bucket integration. Other sources can be made by creating Media Source Drivers, or by downloading them from Package Management.

Some of the highlights to the changes in Revolution 2.2.5 release include:

Joomla 3.0 CMS Optimized for Mobile Devices and Administrators

This week, the Joomla! community took a huge step forward toward mobile devices and usability with the release of the latest version of their content management system, Joomla 3.0. The Joomla CMS can now display content on mobile devices as clearly and distinctly as it does on a personal computer or Mac. This innovation makes Joomla the first major CMS that includes the Twitter Bootstrap framework (yes, that Twitter) that enables it to be 100 percent mobile-friendly by default. So it is no surprise that the Joomla! project is highlighting Joomla 3 as a CMS that's mobile ready and user friendly.

Movable Type 5.2 takes it to the next level

Website Publishing Platform Raises the Bar on Your Web Experience

New York, N.Y. – September 26th, 2012 – Movable Type, a world leading online publishing platform, released the most advanced version of their software today, Movable Type 5.2. Movable Type has been a leader in the blogging and web content manage industry since their launch in 2001.  

Movable Type 5.2 is developed to build upon and continue the evolution of content management and online publishing, taking it to the next level.  The software excels at meeting the website content management needs of growing organizations, provides excellent scalability and proven security.  Movable Type also serves as a social media platform that enables businesses to create community-driven websites that encourages interaction with and helps brands engage their audiences.

“I am very excited to release Movable Type 5.2.  The new advanced features and support for the latest industry technologies, will give our customers and community what they have been asking for” said Nobuhiro Seki, President and CEO at Six Apart.

OpenCms 8.5 adds Inline Editing, CMIS, and Solr Integration

Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the OpenCms developer community have recently released OpenCMS 8.5. OpenCms is an enterprise geared WCM solution built in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms 8.5 introduces a number of  modern CMS features including inline editing, CMIS, and integration with the search platform Solr. Overall, there are some very cool new features and enhancements in OpenCMS 8.5 that makes this CMS worth the effort to knowing more about it.

Some of the most significant new features of OpenCMS 8.5 include:

The CMS Report Reboot

A few days ago, we relaunched CMS Report with a new layout and under a much different content management system than we've used in the past. This journey began more than two years ago after realizing this site needed to evolve beyond my comfort zone. After being approached by Agility nine months ago, new ideas quickly took form and I decided to host the site using Agility's Magazine Publishing Suite. We're still smoothing out the rough edges of the new site but I think we've taken some important first steps. If you are truly passionate about content management and information systems then I hope you'll accept my invitation to stay with us because I think you're going to enjoy this ride.

Available features in Elxis 4

The new Elxis 4.0 Nautilus will be released on Sunday, September 23, 2012. You will be able to download it, in about 72 hours from now (19:00 EET), from elxis.org website. We are really happy to present some of Elxis features.

Elxis is a powerful and rich CMS having many of the features you will need for your site built-in. You can extend more Elxis by installing additional extensions. This article lists the most important Elxis features you will find built-in.

Three new Flame-related malicious programs identified: at least one still in the wild

Research conducted by Kaspersky Lab in partnership with ITU’s IMPACT, CERT-Bund/BSI and Symantec reveals Flame platform dates back to 2006 and is still being developed

Kaspersky Lab has announced the results of new research related to the discovery of the sophisticated nation-state sponsored Flame cyber-espionage campaign. During the research, conducted by Kaspersky Lab in partnership with International Telecommunication Union’s cybersecurity executing arm - IMPACT, CERT-Bund/BSI and Symantec, a number of Command and Control (C&C) servers used by Flame’s creators were analyzed in detail. The analysis revealed new, ground-breaking facts about Flame. In particular, traces of three yet undiscovered malicious programs were found, and it was discovered that the development of the Flame platform dates back to 2006.

Main findings:

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