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Textpattern CMS 4.4.1 released

By Mike Johnston June 18, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

A new version of Textpattern CMS has been released. Version 4.4.1 takes care of a security vulnerability that was present in previous versions so upgrading is highly recommended. From the announcement: All versions prior to TXP 4.4.1 were open to CSRF attacks; pronounced sea-surf. While it’s out of scope in this article to discuss what makes up such an attack, it generally works by tricking a logged-in user into clicking something (e.g. an <img> tag which isn’t an actual image).… Read More →


Contao CMS 2.9.5 available

By Mike Johnston May 18, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

A brief announcement from Contao (formerly Typolight). There is now a 2.9.5 release available for download. The maintenance release improves the Internet Explorer 9 compatibility, includes an update of the TCPDF plugins used to export articles as PDF and fixes several minor bugs. You can read their changelog or download the latest copy from their website. … Read More →


Textpattern CMS 4.4.0 released: focus on security

By Mike Johnston March 28, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

A new release of Textpattern (news) is available. This version has a focus primarily on security and introduces a number of new changes to the way passwords are handled as well as general security fixes. Some excerpts from the release announcement: If you are running an Apache web server, rename the .htaccess-dist file in the /files directory to .htaccess to prohibit direct URL access to your files. Previously, people with privileges set to ‘None’ could log in and just not see anything — Restricted area — for every tab.… Read More →


First Melody CMS release candidate available

First Melody CMS release candidate available

By Mike Johnston March 5, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

Melody is an open source content management and publishing system derived from the popular blogging tool Movable Type.  Recently they announced their first release candidate has been made available. From the announcement: We are excited to announce that Melody 1.0's first release candidate it ready for download and use by the general community and outside world. A number of us have been using Melody for quite sometime with nary a hiccup, and this latest build is without a doubt the most stable build of Melody, and arguably Movable Type 4 to date.… Read More →


New release candidate from the e107 CMS team

By Mike Johnston February 24, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

There is a new release candidate for what will be e107 0.7.25 stable available on their website. According to the release announcement, the e107 team "believe it's stable enough for most experienced users to upgrade immediately." We still recommend caution when upgrading to release candidates, however. This new release includes a number of bug fixes and new features which are outlined in the release notes. You can download the latest release from the e107 website.   … Read More →


Drupal 7.0 RC 4 Released

By Mike Johnston December 31, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

The fourth and (hopefully) final release candidate of Drupal 7 is now available for testing. The Drupal team have announced a tentative release date of January 5th for final release of Drupal 7, so please get testing and make this final version the best it can be. From the announcement: Since the last release candidate a week ago, we have fixed numerous bugs, including bugs with PostgreSQL and a critical issue with the password upgrade path which corrupts password hashes. Affected sites' users will need to reset passwords after their second log-in.… Read More →


Drupal 6.20 released

By Mike Johnston December 16, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

The latest version of Drupal 6 has been made available. From the release announcement: Highlights of changes in this release include settings form inheritance for subthemes, syslog identity configuration support, better update support from Drupal 5, support for the tel: protocol, several fixes to the node translation system, fixes for CSS aggregation with non UTF-8 characters, support for specifying database collation, more complete coverage of HTML entities in entity decoding and various documentation fixes and other smaller bugfixes.… Read More →



Moodle 2.0 is now available

By Mike Johnston November 25, 2010 News & Headlines  Comments

Moodle 2.0 is now available after 2.5 years of testing.  From the announcement: Well, after about two and a half years of work by hundreds of people, I'm proud to say that we have a Moodle 2.0 ready for you to download. All the functional QA tests have passed, all the 3873 unit tests are passing, and enough people think it's finished, so it must be finished.  The last step was to take the (now traditional) Moodle version photo of my kids for this news post, which I did today. I know it's taken a long time, it's been a rough and rocky road.… Read More →



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