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HTML5 is a W3C Recommendation

Contributed by craigh on Nov 03, 2014 - 01:01 AM
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The HTML Working Group today published HTML5 as W3C Recommendation. This specification defines the fifth major revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform.

After 15 years, HTML 5 is finalized. Read more of the story at the W3C site and view the finalized HTML5 specification.


Extension Library Public Beta

Contributed by craigh on Oct 18, 2014 - 08:58 AM
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The Extension Library software is currently available for you to use! The EL is the new central resource for all Zikula extensions. When complete, it will provide an easy way for users to find and download extensions to add functionality to their site.

However... it is currently in PUBLIC BETA. You are encouraged to use it and submit your extensions. However, it is possible that data may be lost, removed or changed without warning if there is a problem. Please read the documentation! Please discuss the software in the forum


MUVideo 1.0.0 is published

Contributed by portugao on Aug 25, 2014 - 12:11 AM

With MUVideo a solution for organization and inclusion of videos is available.

The module is supported for Zikula 1.3.5 or higher, not for 1.4.x.

Collections can be used for organization of videos. Videos can be laid down on youtube and then get linked in the module and one can upload videos on the own server.


Zikula Core 1.3.9 Released (Security Release)

Contributed by guite on Aug 21, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Zikula Core 1.3.9 is released as of 22 August 2014. This is a security release for the Core 1.3.x series. All users of Core 1.3.0 - 1.3.8 are recommended to update as soon as possible.

Installation/Upgrade: Be sure to backup files and database before any upgrade is attempted. Simply overwrite the files in your current installation with the new files , add your DB credentials to the config.php file and run the upgrade.php routine.

Download:
ZIP package
TGZ package
Checksums

A full Changelog is available


ModuleStudio 0.6.2 has been released

Contributed by guite on Aug 07, 2014 - 12:33 AM

We are happy to announce that a new version of ModuleStudio is available. ModuleStudio 0.6.2 includes many bugfixes as well as a few new features.

The primary focus of this release was increased usage of Symfony components for 1.4 applications. For example validation and routing are handled by the corresponding Symfony components now.


Zikula Core 1.3.8 Released (Security Release)

Contributed by guite on Aug 01, 2014 - 02:20 AM

Zikula Core 1.3.8 is released as of 01 August 2014. This is a security release for the Core 1.3.x series. All users of Core 1.3.0 - 1.3.7 are recommended to update as soon as possible.

In addition to addressing the security issue, Smarty is updated to version 2.6.28 in this release. The blocks module receives an update to let the html block work together with Scribite 5.0 using hooks. Also several minor bugs have been fixed.

Installation/Upgrade: (from Core 1.3.6 and 1.3.7) Be sure to backup files and database before any upgrade is attempted. Simply overwrite the files in your current installation with the new files , add your DB credentials to the config.php file and run the upgrade.php routine.

Download:
ZIP package
TGZ package
Checksums

A full Changelog is available


Zikula.org site overhaul

Contributed by craigh on Jul 25, 2014 - 03:39 AM
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Welcome to the new zikula.org! As you can obviously see, the website has been completely overhauled. Here's a brief rundown of what has happened so far and some idea of plans in the (somewhat) near future. Of course, we are always looking for help! Read on for more...


Site Maintenance Planned for 24 July, 2014

Contributed by craigh on Jul 19, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Please be advised that this site will be down for site maintenance beginning approximately 12:00 pm GMT (8:00 AM EDT) until the job is complete. The site and all aspects of it, will be inaccessible during this time. All Github repositories and sites will still be available.


Content 4.1.0 released

Contributed by espaan on Jun 03, 2014 - 06:16 AM

Content page editing module has been updated to 4.1. This release is targeted for the latest Zikula Core 1.3.7

It brings a number of bug fixes, several code and UI improvements, and works with together with Scribite 5. Since it is now fully hook based it should also work with Scribite4, but not explicitely tested.

Thanks to a lot of developers working on it, craigh, drummer3333, guite, cmfcmf, and others that I forget now.


Scribite 5 released

Contributed by espaan on May 15, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Scribite the WYSIWYG module has been updated to 5.0. Scribite is a module that inserts a selected javascript WYSIWYG editor into textareas through the use of Zikula hooks. This release is for Zikula Core >= 1.3.x

Scribite 5.0.0 is a significant departure from previous versions, so read on.

Thanks to a lot of developers working on it, craigh, nmpetkov, cmfcmf, shefik, and others that I forget now.


MUImage with responsive slideshow

Contributed by portugao on Mar 23, 2014 - 05:43 AM

MUImage 1.2.0 is available on Github.

This version of module comes with some new features and several bug fixes.

Most important improvement is the capability to enable a responsive, animated slideshow in the frontend.


ModuleStudio 0.6.1 has been released

Contributed by Guite on Mar 13, 2014 - 12:06 AM

We are happy to announce that a new version of ModuleStudio is available. ModuleStudio 0.6.1 includes many bugfixes as well as a few new features.

The most important new function is the introduction of generator settings: herewith you can control which features are generated for a certain model. Also it is possible to take influence on different behavioural aspects of the generator.


MUNews is Available

Contributed by portugao on Mar 02, 2014 - 12:46 AM

MUNews gives a simple blog functionality, users can submit articles with.

In the backend one can moderate submitted articles. One can approve or reject articles.

MUNews was planned and created with the modulestudio; the fine-tuning it got by programming.


Doctrine Security

Contributed by craigh on Feb 26, 2014 - 09:20 AM

When using Doctrine in a project it is always a security critical component because it talks directly to your database. As such security is very important to us. In security however, context is important and providing you with query capabilities we have to expose you to the risk of SQL injections.

Doctrine cannot prevent you from building SQL injections into your applications and so can no other DBAL, because it would require hiding SQL completely. But hiding SQL completly is not wanted, because it is such a powerful language.

Therefore it is still your responsibility to make sure that you are using Doctrine correctly when working with SQL.

Read the rest of the article on the Doctrine website. Additional information on security concerns when utilizing Doctrine is now available in the respective repository's SECURITY.md and also here: DBAL Security and ORM Security.


Zikula Core 1.3.7 Released (Security Release)

Contributed by craigh on Feb 17, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Zikula Core 1.3.7 is released as of 17 February 2014. This is a security release for the Core 1.3.x series as well as a bug fix release. All users of Core 1.3.0 - 1.3.6 are recommended to update as soon as possible.

In addition to addressing the security issue, the release combines all the recent "patches" that have been floating about in the community which attempted to address certain deficiencies in the 1.3.5/1.3.6 releases. Please update to this official package and discontinue using code from non-official sources.

Installation/Upgrade: (from Core 1.3.6) Be sure to backup files and database before any upgrade is attempted. Simply overwrite the files in your current installation with the new files , add your DB credentials to the config.php file and run the upgrade.php routine.

Download:

ZIP package

TGZ package

Checksums

This release addresses Secunia Advisory SA56274 (article to be updated with link when published).

A full Changelog is available


QA Testing for 1.3.7 Begun

Contributed by craigh on Feb 16, 2014 - 05:38 AM

Please consider helping with the Quality Assurance (QA) testing cycle of Core 1.3.7. Details of how you can help can be found in the Core ticket.

You can find the details of what has been updated in the 1.3.7 changelog.


Short development update

Contributed by craigh on Feb 15, 2014 - 04:36 AM

Core 1.3.6 was released on 7 November 2013 as a security patch for the 1.3.5 release which took place nearly a year earlier on 7 December 2012.

The main development was occurring in what was originally intended to be a minor release in the 1.3.x series but this has been taking too long. This has required a change in plans.

As of 15 February 2014 the following changes have been made in the Core repository
  • The 1.3 branch is renamed to 1.4
  • The release-1.3 branch is renamed to 1.3
  • The master branch remains intact as is and is intended as a 2.0 branch

The intention is to release Core 1.3.7 soon with all of the minor patches that have been floating out in the community as well as a couple other minor corrections. QA testing should begin on this release soon.

Core 1.4.0 will include many other improvements and fixes over 1.3.x series and also include a Forward Compatibility layer pointing toward the Core 2.0.0 release. There should be very few (if any) Backward Compatibility breaks from the 1.3.x series.

Core 2.0.0 will drop all backward compatibility for the 1.x series and require new extension structures, reliance on only new core technologies (symfony, twig, etc).

Timelines for anything beyond Core 1.3.7 are of course unknown and should not be assumed based on this information.


What a wonderful day :-)

Contributed by rallek on Jan 21, 2014 - 06:58 AM

I am happy and proud to show my very first module! Of course it is a simple one. But see yourself: VerySimpleDownload

This is made with ModuleStudio. I have to say it is really easy. A lot of community members know me as a user. And I am still only a user. But I can now create my own module :-).

How did I proceed with my module? First I made the model with the current version of ModuleStudio. It do have an outdated generator but the webgen is available to provide me actual code. So I generated my module there. This is my guarantee to have the latest code running for 1.3.6.


Formicula 3.1.0 released

Contributed by espaan on Jan 20, 2014 - 08:06 AM

Hi,
Formicula 3.1.0 has been released. This is a release to be used with Zikula 1.3.x (preferably 1.3.6). Several bugs have been solved as well as new features being added.

  • The module is now fully jQuery based and uses HTML5 form validation with webshims polyfill validation fallback for browsers not supporting html5
  • The forms templates now use the .tpl extension instead of .html - Update your own forms please
  • More customization per form possible
  • File attachments work again
thanks also to nmpetkov, lmm-git and drummer3333.

Please see the closed tickets for a list of fixes and additions. And the project page for more on HTML5

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Zikula Core 1.3.6 (Security Release)

Contributed by craigh on Nov 06, 2013 - 01:55 PM

Zikula Core 1.3.6 is released as of November 6, 2013. This is strictly a security release for the Core 1.3.x series. All users of Core 1.3.0 - 1.3.5 are recommended to update as soon as possible. This release does not contain any other bug fixes or features over Core 1.3.5.

Installation/Upgrade: (from Core 1.3.5) simply overwrite the files in your current installation with the new files run the upgrade.php routine.

Download:
ZIP package
TGZ package
Checksums

The release that was to be version 1.3.6 has been renamed to 1.3.7 and is yet unreleased. Please adjust your development module dependencies accordingly.


New web service for ModuleStudio launched

Contributed by Guite on Sep 03, 2013 - 04:50 AM

We are happy to offer you a new service which is going to even further simplify module development with ModuleStudio: "WebGen" is a web-based generator for ModuleStudio models. It results from the master thesis of our employee Michael Eckes.


Reviews also under Zikula 1.3.5

Contributed by portugao on Aug 04, 2013 - 07:43 PM

After the module with the version 2.4 was not qualified for Zikula 1.3.5 and was only developed sporadically, Reviews now is there with the version 2.4.1.

The reason for that is a request of an user on Github and the circumstance that Reviews is not so complex.


Eternizer Version 1.1.3 is available

Contributed by portugao on Jul 27, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Eternizer version 1.1.3 comes with some bugfixes and new features:

 

  • On view page in the backend one is able now to edit several entries at the same time.
  • For edit own entries in the frontend now one can set a period in hours.
  • Simplecaptcha, known from the module Formicula, is implemented now.


Newsletter 3.0.0 released

Contributed by cmf on May 15, 2013 - 03:51 AM

For my own website I needed a newsletter plugin. I found the module of @dmm1 ([url]https://www.github.com/dmm1/Newsletter[/url]), but it wasn't ready for Zikula 1.3.X and many functions were buggy. That's why I started working on this module for 5 months now. Some time after I began to work on it, @nmpetkov ([url]https://www.github.com/dmm1/nmpetkov[/url]) began to work on it too. In just about five months, 150 issues were opened and fixed by about 150 pull-requests. Many new features were added, more than 40.000 lines were changed: [url]https://github.com/dmm1/Newsletter/graphs/contributors[/url].


Camp Zikula in Germany

Contributed by rallek on May 08, 2013 - 10:59 PM

The german community is announcing the next Camp Zikula. From 12-14 July 2013.

We will have two speeches about new development (Axel) and templating (Gabriel). But more important is meeting the others physically :-). It will be held in german language. Are you interested? Registration is possible via [email protected]

More details can be seen at the german community site.

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