We are happy to release the new MOST version 0.5.1 which fixes numerous bugs. Beside these corrections also several new functions have been integrated.
In the editors there is a small change: performance of live validation has been improved by closing a memory leak.
Apart from that the focus for this version was the generator.
We are proud to announce the release of Zikula 1.2.4. This is a bug fix release for the Zikula 1.2 series. Version 1.2.4 corrects some specific issues with shorturls and sessions management as well as several other small issues. If you have not yet upgraded from Zikula 1.1.x to 1.2.x, you may do so directly with this version.
We are pleased that the new ModuleStudio release has been completed just in time for Camp Zikula 2010. Since the beginning of this year we have been working on putting the project on solid grounds, so that new releases can be published without long waiting periods also in future.
We are conducting a survey to determine which modules are used the most, please can you spend 2 minutes completing this survey and it will help development efforts for Zikula 1.3.0.
Take the Survey at Google Wave.
These days advMailer was released in Version 2.0.0. advmailer is a tool that automatically links into the Mailer module after it was installed and allows you to create and use email templates for outgoing html and text mails and introduces mail queue functionallity, time-based mail sending and offers some more features for you.
The module now is fully compatible to Zikula 1.2.x. It was fully converted to gettext ad several bugs were fixed.
As the participants of last year will remember, we have had a great kick off presentation about gettext by Drak. Today gettext is quite normal to most of us. Same we will have this year with other interesting topics. ZOO, and Doctrine are two examples. Drak will be available by chat for his topics as last year. The major topic will be the LTS1.3.x with all his new aspects.
We made a reservation for the potential participants. Around 6 weeks before the camp starts we have to give back the free reservations. Otherwise we have to pay them all. We ask you to sign in shortly if you are planning to join the Camp. Roughly 10 places are still available.
Informations are available at http://camp-zikula.info. Alternatively you can contact ralf(at)zikula.org as well.
After a long wait it has finally come: Dizkus, the integrated forum module for Zikula, is released in version 3.1.
An overview of all closed tickets is available here.
Today Communicator - the new messaging system for your zikula site - has been release. Verion 1.0.0 is now ready to be downloaded. Thanks to all testers, bug reporters and feature request adders that tested the preview-versions. Communicator is now ready to be used at any zikula site.
Facebook recently rolled out its new Graph API, extending its reach far beyond the walls of the facebook.com domain. The social networking site offers website owners the ability to instantly engage a huge number of users and keep them engaged. Every page that has a Like button, for instance, can be set up to automatically create a corresponding Facebook fan page, allowing the site owner to send updates to anyone who likes or recommends that page long after the user has forgotten about it. Site owners can customize content to match users' interests based on information in their Facebook accounts. Facebook can even be used to register and authenticate users on any site that enables that functionality. It is estimated that about 40% of the web population visits Facebook monthly, and that number is steadily increasing. Despite privacy concerns brought on by things like "instant personalization" Facebook's user base is growing faster than that of any other site on the web. All of this is handled through a simple, robust API. Read on to learn about a project that will facilitate use of that API among Zikula developers.
The development of new EZComments version is complete and the comment module is now presented in version 2.0.0. This release is intended for the Zikula 1.2 series and is therefore based on gettext. The development took a little longer. Therefore, I am glad that the release is finally ready. During this time the module has changed very much. Beneath the surface, along with the templates. The Gravatar integration has been optimized and is now identical to the new versions of Avatar, Dizkus (soon) and more. In addition, a new template set was added. There is now a Dizkus style as well as the Standard style, which is now based on Templatica. This Templatica set uses one template file and four different CSS files which can be changed in the module administration.
MyProfile - the more flexible zikula profile module - was released in vesion 2.2 yesterday and an update is strongly recommended for all MyProfile users. MyProfile was built for Zikula 1.2.x and converted to gettext. Some bugs were fixed and new features are available now.
For the forthcoming zikula 1.3 release I have been converting the 100 plus themes from the "mwxanthiathemes" cozi repository. I was told this is front page news, and I suppose it will be for a short bit of time. This is not so ground breaking as the 1.3 release itself is but it is about something equally as important, continuity.
Themes are in essence all about continuity. Themes are one way we can maintain a sense of continuity in the face changing technology. Or at least, for a little while, as we work out the added features and benefits of a newer underlying technology, the fact that our theme residing on top of it all, can remain a consistent, trusted face to our site visitors, it is at the least, the very least, one less concern to the site owner.
Actually I'm working at a new messaging module called "Communicator" that will allow simple and comfortable communication between your zikula users. I just release a beta version (0.9.0) of the module and now I need you help to test the module and to track feature requests and maybe also bugs. Read more to learn more about the new module.
We, the german postnuke foundation (in future renamed in Zikula e.V.), are proud to invite the Zikula Community for the 7th meeting. Of course, not only the european Zikulaans are wellcome, whole the world is invited to participate!
All details can be found in our brand new campmanager on camp-zikula.info (thanks to Axel). Everybody who want to participate can sign in right now. The program is not fixed today. You can give us your proposals and we try to bring this onto the agenda.
One main topic will be the future of zikula (1.3.0, doctrine, standard distribution, and so on). But also „networking“ will take place as the years before. Traditional we start with our barbeque on Friday. For Saturday we are looking for an special evening event. And in all breaks we will have time to discus with core and module developers.
So don‘t wait and sign in! The places are limited!
Zikula 1.2.3 is a bug fix release for the Zikula 1.2 series. This version contains an important fixes for potential XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities (credit to htbridge.ch). You can obtain the full changelog here.
Please visit the download page to get the latest update. A patch release is available at the Cozi.
As previously announced, we are dropping support from PHP4 in the next feature release of Zikula 1.3.0 which is due near the end of March when Zikula will require at least PHP 5.2.6. One major reasons is that PHP 4 is not longer developed or patched by the PHP development team, and another is that PHP4 severely restricts our ability to move forward and provide an efficient and modern framework.
As part of our modernisation programme we will be releasing a long term support (LTS) release of Zikula. Since Zikula 1.2 is based on PHP4 it makes absolutely no sense to extend the life support of a PHP4 based product to long term. Zikula 1.2 was always meant to be a stepping stone release to modernise the multilingual system. This means the LTS release will have to be Zikula 1.3 which was pegged not only to be upgraded to PHP 5.2.6, but also to include the new zOO subsystem and break much of our restrictive legacy.
I would like to announce we have implemented continuous integration into our development processes. "Continuous Integration", or CI for short, enables us to automate many quality assurance tasks and is used in all large corporate software development workflows. CI allows us to achieve much more in a short space of time and ultimately deliver better quality releases more often.
The continuous integration server packages and tests each Zikula milestone automatically every time a developer commit new code to the repository. The tests range from coding standards, unit tests and gathering of various metrics. We have not implemented all these testing processes yet, but they are coming. You may visit the CI server at ci.zikula.org.
Those interested to know more about continuous integration should read the article at Wikipedia here, or the works of Martin Fowler on Continuous Integration who has written in depth about the process.
Zikula 1.2.2 Release announcement
We are proud to announce the release of Zikula 1.2.2 which solves a few small issues. For full details see the changelog. If you haven't already upgraded to Zikula 1.2.0 you can also upgrade straight to this version from 1.1.x.
Zikula-1.2.2.zip (5.51 MB)
Zikula-1.2.0_Zikula-1.2.2-patch.zip (707.08 kB)
We are proud to announce the release of Zikula 1.2.1 which solves a few small issues especially for time/date display in non-English language sites. For full details see the changelog. If you haven't already upgraded to Zikula 1.2.0 you can also upgrade straight to this version from 1.1.x.
Zikula-1.2.1 zip format (5.47 MB)
Zikula-1.2.1 tarball format (4.27 MB)
Announcing the release of PostCalendar v6.0.0, the "Lazarus" release. This release brings PostCalendar completely into the Zikula era. PostCalendar v6.0.0 requries Zikula v1.2.1 and will not work with previous Zikula versions.
PostCalendar has remained an important and favorite module for Zikula users for many years, but was abandoned after developers became frustrated with its convoluted codebase and meandering development. In early 2009, Craig Heydenburg (craigh) of Sound Web Development adopted the module and began redevelopment while maintaining compatibility. PostCalendar v6.0.0 is the culmination of that work and features a completely refactored codebase that adheres to Zikula's code standards, is completely Zikula-API compliant with internally well documented code. PostCalendar 5 was a product of Robert Gasch (rgasch) in his OpenStar project and utilized many of his Util libraries which were eventually adopted by Zikula as its foundation. This 'fork' was the basis used for the development of version 6.0.0. Craig was assisted in the transition from version 5 to 6 by Arjen Tebbenhof (teb) and Drak. Many thanks to all three for their help. (PostCalendar History and Credits) Thanks also to Michael Halbrook (HalbrookTech) for testing during 6.0.0 development.
The MediaAttach Team is proud to Announce the 1.1 Release of MediaAttach. This Release is a "it should work" Release, its main goals are to replace all SVN Installation in the Wild, to make bug reporting and supporting easier. There are several known bugs which have been scheduled for the next release (See Roadmap ).
Scribite! is a 3rd party extension for Zikula that supports integration of various wysiwyg editors to edit your page contents. It contains external file manager libraries for FCKeditor and TinyMCE (TinyMCPUK version until scribite! 3.1) with uploading features. There are vulnerabilities in these file managers that allow write access to your file system and pose a severe risk to security.
Shortly after the release of Zikula 1.2.0 we announced a major change to the Zikula development roadmap. This completely redefines the Zikula project, it's goals and responsibility. The initial announcement was a soft announcement via the community forums and mailing list. The response was overwhelmingly positive but at the time we were all too busy with completing the backend processes to support the new translation management system for Zikula 1.2.0. It's now time to make an official announcement for the community at large. If you are a developer in particular, please pay special attention.
Our main message to developers is, "Zikula goes modern".
We have now finalised the language management documentation for Zikula 1.2.0. There are two documents of special interest to both module developers in how to migrate their modules to use Gettext in Zikula 1.2.0, and further a general document that explains the workflow of how translations are made from modules.