Drupal wins

After being the second place for two consecutive years, 2006 and 2007, for the Best PHP based Open Source CMS, finally Drupal gains its superioty over Joomla! this year. Drupal has been awarded by Packt Publishing as the best PHP based Open Source CMS in 2008. Congratulations to all Drupal developers and users around the world. Furthermore, we are now still waiting for the result of the best overall 2008 Open Source CMS. I hope whoever is going to win this year, nobody loses. Everybody wins. Open Source CMS just rocks!

Update @ Nov 3:

Drupal has won the 2008 Overall Best Open Source CMS Award. Congratulations.

Joomla’s Web Installation in Indonesian

Some of us might notice that with the release of Joomla 1.5! Beta, the web installation of Joomla! is now available in more than 30 languages, including our national language, Bahasa Indonesia. ๐Ÿ™‚ My sincere thanks to all members of the Indonesian translation team for all their effort to make this happens.

Please have a try and let me know if you found something unusual with the translation.

Qur’an Component for Joomla! 1.0.x

Not long time ago, Sartaj Chowdhury of Muslim Online has contacted me regarding the release of the Qur’an component for Joomla! 1.0.x. Due to my personal situation at that time, I couldn’t release the news right away. Personally I am very glad that finally someone did this. Thank you, Sartaj.

Anyone who is interested to get a copy of the component, can download it over here at Muslim Online.
Live demo: http://famousmuslims.muslimonline.org/index.php?option=com_quran

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick News on Good Friday

Two good news I would like to share with you are the following:

  • My article “Membangun Situs Komunitas dengan Joomla!” or in English, “Building Community Website with Joomla!” will be released next week on Mei 2006 edition of PC Magazine Indonesia. I just got definitive answer from them not long time ago. You can read the abstract here (Indonesian). Please buy a copy of that magazine if you are interested with the topic. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I recently notice that SLAMPP has been mentioned on LinuxUser Germany magazine and an article about it has been published on January 2006 edition. Read the full article online here (German). I already ordered the hard copy that magazine today and am looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a nice weekend and enjoy your Easter holidays!



Yup! That’s the new name has been given to the project of OpenSourceMatters. ๐Ÿ™‚ Would you like to know more? Just visit their new home over here, http://joomla.org. Even Indonesian forum has been setup for Indonesian users of Joomla!, something that you can’t find on the previous project. So what are you waiting for?

I’m considering to contribute something for Joomla!, but I’m not sure yet what it would be. I will let you know if it is already decided. I hope this will help to promote Joomla! among Indonesian people.

Update: Sept 2, 2005
I already bought this domain name, joomla-indonesia.org, to be used for the coming Indonesian Joomla! community website (if and only if people want to have it, otherwise I would keep it for myself.). What is still missing is the web hosting. If someone is interested to help or contribute something, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you.