October's Joomla Magazine is out and it contains some welcome facts and figures that call for celebration.
The above "cover" illustration for October's Joomla! Magazine accompanies an editorial by Diane Henning, "What's been brewing at a Joomla Day near you" , a round up of some community events. Also on the community theme, is the second part of the article started in September's issue listing ten ideas for getting involved in the Joomla! community both for those who program and those who don't.
For developers who are still working with Joomla 1.5 there's an interesting article in the Designer's Studio section: Display Different Menu Items for Registered and Non-Registered Users Using MetaMod. The comments that follow the article are also useful.
The Leadership Highlights article alerted me to the fact that the Joomla 1.7.1 security release came out at the end of September and that a new website, the Joomla User eXperience portal, has been launched. The magazine also has an interview with its instigator, Ron Severdia.
Also in Joomla! in the Press/Media there's another milestone that I'd missed: Joomla! downloads recently passed the 25 million mark. The press release making this announcement also reports the following statistics:
- More than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org site where open source developers work together to build extensions and the core codebase.
- 852 commercial development firms and individual developers serving 2,714 commercially supported Joomla extensions registered at Joomla's extension directory. There are more than 8,000 extensions available for Joomla.
- About 3,000 individuals who have directly contributed to the development of the core codebase via project tools at joomlacode.org.
So Joomla! fans certainly have something to celebrate.
For the rest of the contents of this and previous issues, go to the Joomla! Community Magazine website: http://magazine.joomla.org/
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