Although it has been a long time coming, we are happy to announce the bugfix release of Zikula 1.0.3 and the feature release of Zikula 1.1.0. Amazingly, we've fixed 144 bugs since 1.0.2 and a combined total of 83 bugs and features in 1.1.0, in addition to the ongoing architecture work on 2.0. Zikula 1.1.0 is a release that cleans up many loose ends, we've started the process of merging some system modules and removing the obsolete ValueAddons. This will, in the longer term, make the Zikula codebase more maintainable and easier to manage.
New in 1.1.0 are system initialisation hooks, which remove the need for Smarty plugins to load modules like Scribite - all of this is now fully automated. Also new is the ability to install different profile and different private messaging modules depending on your needs. Where Profile was previously a system module, you can now use alternatives like MyProfile without changing your Zikula core. We've also merged the functionality of Mail_Users into the system Users' module, the functionality of Members_List into Profile and added several useful features to the Pages and Feeds module (Credit to Chris Fairman for the Pages and Feeds enhancements)
There are many more changes that would take a long time to mention here, so please look at the roadmap and specifically milestones 1.0.3 and 1.1.0 for more information. Our future releases will contain fewer fixes - you can already see that 1.1.1 and 1.2.0 contain far fewer tickets.
We are pleased to announce that all the components needed to upgrade a PostNuke 0.76x site to Zikula 1.0 are ready for us to release the first RC of the upgrade distribution. This distribution includes the Zikula 1.0 compatible modules for every module released in previous PostNuke core releases, making it possible to upgrade your site one go.
This evening saw the conclusion of a very successful bug fix weekend. Over the two days, we fixed a total of 28 bugs (with more fixes in the pipeline), bringing both 1.0.3, 1.1.0 and the upgrade distribution closer to realisation. Big thanks go to everyone who contributed to either the fixing of bugs or the process of testing, finding and filtering which goes on behind the scenes of development.
As you can see from the CoZi roadmap, 1.0.3 is now 96% completed, followed closely by 1.1.0 at 94%. 1.0.3 will contain a huge 131 bug fixes from 1.0.2, while 1.1.0 will contain a combined total of 80 bug fixes, features and improvements. Although it has been some time since the last release we are sure you can appreciate the effort that has gone into these 1.x series releases, and all while development on 2.0 is continuing.
Look out for further news on releases over the next couple of weeks!
The upgrade to Zikula 1.0.3-dev is now complete - please do test the site and report any issues you find (just comment on the bottom of this post).
We are still fixing bugs on the fly, so anything reported should disappear quickly!
After careful preparations and several tests, we finally this morning at 09:35 (UTC) have moved Cozi at it's final server. At 10:07 our Cozi was up and running again. The new home is a modern quad-core iron with enough space, performance and potential for expansion.
The community website will be offline for a few hours on Sunday while we upgrade the site to Zikula 1.0.2. We apologise for any inconvenience. The other websites will not be affected by this work.
The CoZi (code.zikula.org) will be offline for the next few hours while we improve hardware. When it returns you should hopefully see an improved level of service and a much faster site. This is also the precursor to a number of other improvements planned for CoZi over the coming weeks.
Somewhat delayed, here is a very short roundup of the results of the Google Summer of Code here at Zikula.
Continuing with the intention to make releases more often, The Zikula Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of Zikula 1.0.2. This is a bugfix only release, containg fixes as detailed in the tracker
Because of its history, the Zikula development team cares enormously about a secure environment. Because Zikula is a widely used Open Source project, it is a common target for attackers, so the game of cat and mouse with attackers will go on for a while.
The company, art of defence, which primarily specializes in web security, cooperates with the Zikula team and helps from the industrial side to further improve the code’s robustness against common kinds of attacks. In this article, we introduce art of defence as well as their analyzing tool, hypersource.
In the past, you may have read mumuri's article on Search Engine Optimization, published here. I'm pleased to say that mumuri has updated the article for Zikula, and it is now located in the wiki. Please take some time to read it and add anything you think relevant to it.
Zikula needs your help! We are looking for people with some knowledge of the system to help document it. This can be as simple as writing an article on the new menu block in Zikula 1.0, or as complicated as writing an article on caching strategies or module development. Whatever you understand, there will be people who have yet to reach your level of knowledge. Help them out by creating an article (edit an existing article, write a short title of your page, all one word with a capital first letter, for example UsingCaching, then save the page and click the title you just entered) or editing existing articles to add information to them. We'll appreciate anything you can do!
It is my pleasure, at this time of great change in the Zikula project, to announce the immediate availability of Zikula 1.0, codename adam_baum. This release is the culmination of years of hard work by everyone involved in the project, past and present, and brings Zikula to the forefront of the Web Application sector.
Zikula 1.0 combines the best of a solid API and object library, with cross database compatibility, templating, security and performance. It is fully backwards compatible with earlier versions and API compliant third party modules. The Zikula 1.0 release contains many usability and interface improvements over the 0.7x series, new modules and a new structure, to make this our best release ever!
So, why not download and try it out now? Release packages are listed below. Or, alternatively, try our new live demo, and experience the best of Zikula, including prominent extensions. Lastly, if you haven't already, sign up to the zikula-announce and zikula-developers mailing lists to keep informed.