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Melbourne, Australia - JoomlaDay 2nd Feb 2008
We did it last
year and we’re doing it again. Melbourne, Australia JoomlaDay Saturday
2nd Feb 2008. We’re holding this at the same location as LinuxConf Open Day (http://linux.conf.au/programme/open-day) so it’s going to be an excellent day to attend. Meet some of the Joomla Core team and local Australian users. This is the first JoomlaDay since the stable release of Joomla! 1.5 (content/view/4488/1/) and you will not want to miss it.
Good news for any current Rochen (http://www.rochen.com.au/)
customers wishing to attend: Rochen is paying for your Melbourne
JoomlaDay registration. Please contact Rochen customer service to get
Some topics to be covered:
How to get started with Joomla.
Joomla Creative - Inside Joomla Templates and Design.
Joomla 1.5. Migration, demonstration and benefits.
Joomla security and hosting.
Brad Baker/Russ Winter
Meet the experts.
Panel discussion with all presenters
Google's Highly Open Participation Contest.
More details. (http://melbourne.joomladay.org.au/)
The University of Melbourne
Lecture Theatre D
Old Arts Building
Registration: melbourne.joomladay.org.au (http://melbourne.joomladay.org.au/)
Ladies and Gentlemen...
It is with great pride that the Joomla! community announces to the
world the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5 Stable [Khepri]. As a community of contributors, we
have been through celebrations and tribulations. We have had fun, and
we have worked hard. We have learned from and helped one another. What
started two and a half years ago with a letter to the community (http://www.opensourcematters.org/index.php?option=com_content task=view' lives over the last two
and a half years. Countless others
have identified and fixed bugs along the way. Documenters (http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/18/53/) have tracked
changes to help make life easier for everyone who uses or develops in
Joomla! 1.5. Translators (http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/22/53/) for dozens of languages have prepared language
packs. Huge amounts of time and energy have gone into event
organization, team management, and infrastructure upkeep (http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/40/53/). Our forums (http://forum.joomla.org)
are overflowing with those asking and answering questions about Joomla!
1.5, helping overcome problems and reaching out to newcomers in a
concerted effort to be helpful.
Our growing and vibrant open source community is innovating in many ways. The response from
community members in both development [Pizza Bugs and Fun (content/view/4274/74/)] and documentation [Doc Camp (content/view/4469/74/)] has been both overwhelming and warming. The Google Highly Open Participation Contest (content/view/4238/74/)
energized and excited mentors and students alike, while helping
solidify Joomla!'s future by involving talented young people in
producing and supporting open source software.
As an application, Joomla! 1.5 boasts remarkable advances over Joomla!
1.0 in the areas of extensibility, usability and internationalization.
Building extensions is vastly easier and
faster because of the comprehensive new API (http://api.joomla.org/). The simplified user
interface eliminates unnecessary clicks and context changes for site administrators and managers. Support for extended character
sets, right to left languages, and translation of all static text in
the front end and the administrator allows enhanced
internationalization and worldwide use. New options for use of layout
overrides and template parameters give designers total control over the
look and feel of sites.
While this release marks a major milestone in our history, it also
marks a new beginning. The next phase offers the opportunity to bring
together the code created, lessons learned, and momentum gained, to
build something truly great. It took us tens of thousands of hours,
thousands of revisions, and hundreds of people to get to this point. It
has been a remarkable journey filled with fun, discovery, and
enlightenment where everyone has something to offer and anyone can
contribute. Come join in.
Functional Overview (content/view/4483/118/)
Installing, Upgrading and Migrating
this is the first release after a massive code overhaul we fully expect
issues to arise. For those people interested in migrating from Joomla!
1.0 please note that this is a continuously evolving process and is
likely to be refined and optimized heavily over the next few weeks as
feedback is received. There is no immediate need for people to migrate
existing Joomla! 1.0 sites to 1.5 so please be patient as we do our
best to make the migration process as smooth as possible for the myriad
of configurations possible. Even if you don't plan to migrate your
site in the near future we strongly encourage you to take Joomla! 1.5
for a test drive.
Installation Instructions (http://help.joomla.org/content/category/48/268/302/)
Upgrade Instructions (http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_to_1.5_Stable)
From Joomla! 1.5 RC4
Migration Instructions (http://docs.joomla.org/Migrating_from_1.0.x_to_1.5_Stable)
From Joomla! 1.0.x
But wait... There is more
Something new in the Joomla! Shop
T-shirt (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/21/39) , tank top (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/22/40/) and a fleece jacket (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/23/46/) . Now, Joomla! men will also have choices beyond the standard T-shirt (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/18/36) . Check out the new sport shirt (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/47/48) , polo shirt (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/49/50/) and sport jacket (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/48/49/) . Plus, there is a fitted cap (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/19/37/) and a cool laptop bag (http://shop.joomla.org/content/view/20/38/) .
So, grab a copy of Joomla! and outfit yourself with some cool Joomla! gear. Help spread the word that Joomla! 1.5 is available for anyone in the world.
Congratulations to JoomlArt
There is one other very special announcement we want to make. Last fall, Joomla! announced a Template Contest and called out to community designers requesting submissions from anyone interested. There were nearly 30 templates submitted that are now available for the community's use.
Early in January, the five finalists were announced and the community was invited to select their favourite template. Over 50% of the votes went to JA Purity (http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,215367.0.html), a template developed by JoomlArt (http://forum.joomla.org/index.php?action=profile;u=142646).
Thanks to each of you for entering the contest and for freely sharing your work. Special congratulations to JoomlArt for this amazing submission. To see the templates, visit the Joomla! 1.5 Template Contest (http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/board,479.0.html) board.