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The XOOPS Projects has released Alpha 2 of its upcoming XOOPS 2.5.0 release.
This new release a major redesign of the Administration module which has been AJAX-ed with jQuery. Some of the new features are breaking a new ground for XOOPS, like the visual placement of blocks, and we're sure that the users will love them. The 2.5.0 release will be definitely the most innovative XOOPS release in years.
Some of the major improvements/additions include new Help System for Admin and modules, MySQL Dump function, Tables Maintenance and Cache Clean-up in Maintenance, new Redirect messaging system, and Column sorting in tables.
The focus on improved usability resulted in more visual administration using drag & drop, among them module ordering and block placement, and direct access to files for editing and folder management via a new File Manager.
The developers also did a lot of code refactoring to use the latest XOOPS API.
You can see a video with overview of the main new features on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn_qK9PAM-M)
For more info and download links, please visit XOOPS Site (http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5249)
About XOOPS: Founded in 2002 by group of international software developers, XOOPS quickly become one of world’s leading Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS). Known and loved for its ease of use and countless powerful modules, XOOPS received numerous International Awards and Recognitions, among them: the First Runner-Up in the SourceForge 2006 Community Choice Awards in the Development category, 5 Stars from Germany's Chip Magazine, Top 3 content management system from Adobe Edge Magazine, one of top Open Source CMS for Medical Professionals by ONDD. It was also the finalist of 2008 Source Forge Community Awards, and 2008 and 2009 CMS Awards by Packt Publishing. In January 2009 it received the 2008 China Open Source Software Contest Award, and in Oct.2009 won the Grand Prize of OSS Challenge in Korea . XOOPS is the most downloaded CMS project on www.SourceForge.net More info at: http://www.xoops.org