OpenSourceMatters.org thanks you!

After breaking up with Miro, the old core development team of Mambo has set up a new development home for this award-winning open source CMS. The formerly known Mambo will then be kept free and developed towards the new vision, although a new name is still to be found yet.

On the other hand, Miro itself said that the Mambo copyright and trademark has been transfered to Mambo Foundation and retained the idea that it was initiated to safeguard Mambo from people who will exploit Mambo for their own advantages or profits. We’ll see what is going to happen next.

But apart from this issue, today the OpenSourceMatters team has published an article with an image containing a lot of photos to express their thanks to all people who have supported so far. Of course that is only the small fraction of all supporters. What makes it very interesting, especially for myself, is the fact that one of close-up photos shown on that image belongs to me. That is surely against my expectation. 🙂 This kind of action reminds me to the same promotion done by Firefox a few months ago. You can see the the image below. I cropped it so that only section contains my photo is displayed.

OpenSourceMatters.org supporters

Anyhow, the real work still needs to be done and the journey is just beginning. Therefore, we strongly need your support and without you, this work might not happen and most likely become an impossible mission.

A new begin of Mambo?

It seems and is most likely that Mambo CMS will face a new begin of development cycle as the Mambo Open Source Development Team has just broke their relationship with Miro, the main sponsor. You can read the development team’s letter to the community over here.

I personally will support this action and join the new development of Mambo. The problem is now, we still don’t know yet whether the ‘new’ Mambo will be still the same as the ‘old’ Mambo or will be re-structured to align the new vision. But anyhow, it won’t matter much. One thing that does matter is to keep Mambo free and open source. Long-lived freedom!

You can keep up to date with this issue by visiting the home of the ‘new’ Mambo, http://www.opensourcematters.org/, or by reading the following blog: The Lone Mamber (updated August 22, 2005).

Mambo dalam Bahasa Indonesia

Mambo - Power in Simplicity

Di versi Mambo yang akan datang (4.5.3 dan seterusnya), dukungan lokalisasi dan multi bahasa sepertinya telah menjadi satu perhatian utama pihak pengembang Mambo. Hal ini dapat dilihat dari telah dibentuknya sejumlah tim yang akan menerjemahkan Mambo ke dalam bahasa mereka masing-masing. Jumlah tim ini akan terus berkembang seiring dengan perjalanan waktu.

Tentu saja ini merupakan berita yang sangat bagus bagi para pengguna Mambo di Indonesia, karena tidak lama lagi Mambo versi Bahasa Indonesia akan segera tersedia. Nantinya pengguna tidak hanya dapat mengganti bahasa yang digunakan di bagian front-end, seperti yang terdapat di versi 4.5.2 ke bawah, tapi juga dapat mengganti bahasa pengantar yang diinginkan untuk bagian back-end. Begitu pula halnya dengan komponen, modul dan mambot, semuanya akan mendukung feature yang satu ini. Saat ini, saya dan teman-teman di Komunitas Pengguna Mambo Indonesia tengah sibuk mempersiapkan segala sesuatunya dan sebagian kecil dari kegiatan penerjemahan telah dimulai. Mohon doa restunya semoga ikhtiar ini berjalan dengan baik dan memberikan kontribusi yang berarti bagi komunitas Mambo di Indonesia.

Situs Mambo Indonesia diluncurkan…

Setelah beberapa saatnya menanti, akhirnya situs Komunitas Pengguna Mambo Indonesia kami luncurkan juga hari ini. Mungkin di sana-sini masih terdapat kekurangan, seperti bahasa pengantar yang masih campur aduk antara bahasa Indonesia dan bahasa Inggris, serta tampilan yang seadanya. Oleh karena itu, kami mohon pengertian dan kesabarannya. Insya Allah secara perlahan-lahan semua kekurangan tersebut itu dapat kami perbaiki.

Baiklah, tanpa memperpanjang mukadimah, silakan kunjungi situs tersebut. Pertisipasi dari anda, para pemerhati dan praktisi Mambo di Indonesia, sangatlah kami harapkan. Apabila ada komentar, saran, kritik atau apapun juga bentuk input yang ingin anda berikan, silakan menghubungi kami dengan menggunakan forum diskusi yang tersedia.

~ Tim Pengembang & Pengasuh Mambo Indonesia

Indonesian language pack for Mambo updated

I just wanted to let you know that the latest version of Indonesian language pack for Mambo is already available for public download. This version will only work with the recent version of Mambo 4.5.1a.

You can get the file over here at MamboForge.net.

Komunitas Mambo Indonesia: Info Singkat

Mambo - Power in Simplicity

Sekedar informasi singkat bagi para pemerhati dan praktisi Mambo di Indonesia, insya Allah dalam waktu dekat ini akan diluncurkan sebuah situs web komunitas pengguna Mambo Indonesia. Seperti halnya situs-situs komunitas lainnya, hidup dan matinya situs ini bergantung kepada partisipasi semua pihak yang terlibat di dalamnya. Oleh karena itu, marilah kita semua bersama-sama menyingsingkan lengan baju kita, menyodorkan tangan kita, membantu inisiatif ini.

Saat ini kami masih mempersiapkan segala sesuatunya di belakang layar. Apabila dirasakan sudah cukup layak untuk dipublikasikan, insya Allah berita selanjutnya akan menyusul.

Inisiatif ini didukung sepenuhnya oleh KIOSS.com, servermerdeka.com dan para pengguna PostNuke Indonesia.

Jika anda ingin bergabung dan memberikan kontribusinya dalam proyek ini, jangan segan-segan untuk menghubungi saya, Luri Darmawan, Adhi Rachdian dan Eljoe melalui alamat e-mail berikut:

info [at] mambo-id [dot] com

Latest Development

Just to catch up and document the latest development surrounding the Content Management System softwares I use (or ever used) at kyantonius.com, here is the list of links that may be somehow useful for you as well.

  1. PostNuke 0.750 Gold Release
  2. Mambo 4.5.1 RC4 available
  3. XOOPS 2.0.7.3 released!
  4. Land Down Under v701 is out !
  5. Movable Type 3.11 Released

As you can see, I haven’t updated my sites yet to the latest version of those softwares. Because of many things. One to mention for sure is the fact that I don’t have enough time to do such thing at the moment. Upgrading usually takes much time than you expected. If something goes wrong, it will hurt you as you have to re-do all work you’ve done. In the worst scenario, you are going to lose everything. So, ’till I’m ready for that, I will keep my sites untouched. Hands off!! 🙂

Indonesian language pack for Mambo 4.5.1

I’m glad to let you know that the Indonesian language pack for Mambo 4.5.1 is already available for public download on my site and on the Indonesian Translation Project on MamboForge.net. Please get your copy over there. 🙂

As I wanted to make this work more coordinate, I already opened a project page on MamboForge.net, which I call it, “Indonesian Translation Project”. The main purpose of this project is to provide the Indonesian users an appropriate language pack for their websites. At the moment, only the core packs are available. But, in the future there will be some language packs for components and modules as well. Of course, any help of yours would be appreciated. If you are able to speak and write Indonesian properly, I encourage you to join this project. Please let me know, if you are interested about it.