Dictionary module/component/plugin released today!

Today, I released, as promised before, a dictionary module/component/plugin for three CMS at the same time. You can download it here.

I’m sorry, due to lack of time I can not provide the link for demo yet. I hope I could make it available soon for public view.

Have a nice weekend!

Update: May 25, 2004

You are now able to preview the Dictionary module/component/plugin for:
1. Mambo Open Source: click here.
2. XOOPS: click here.
3. LDU: click here.

Referring to all comments I got regarding this release, I would like to let you know that this Dictionary is the English US dictionary and it doesn’t include English spellings. My apology for any incovenience it may cause.

Dictionary module/component/plugin for XOOPS, Mambo and LDU will be released soon

By the end of this week, I hope, I could release a module/component/plugin called Dictionary for three CMS at the same time, respectively for XOOPS, Mambo Open Source and Land Down Under (LDU).

This dictionary module was initially coded by David Payne for PHP-Nuke and is derived from “The Online Plain Text English Dictionary” OPTED (http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~ralph/OPTED/), a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of “The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary” which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary.

FYI, the same module is already available for PostNuke when Prof. Rivera ported it to PN a long time ago. After his site is now offline for non-specified reasons, the distribution of the module has been continued by me until today. And now, I would like to make it available for other CMS as well. That was the main reason why I converted the module to work with three CMS I mentioned before.

I hope you will enjoy using it. Until then, please stay tuned.

Quick CMS Updates

To catch up some new progresses around the development of PostNuke and Mambo Open Source, below are the links to the related issue with the latest links are the newest ones.

PostNuke .8 – A Preview
PostNuke .750 – The Gold Release
Updated Version of Xanthia Theme Engine (XTE) and pnRender Available in Downloads Section
PostNuke Security Advisory PNSA 2004-2
PostNuke Security Advisory PNSA 2004-3
PostNuke 0.750 Gold RC2 Release

Mambo Open Source
Mambo Open Source 4.5 (1.0.7) released
MOS 5.0 Development Update
Mambo Open Source 4.6 will be released soon

Moved to MOSForge.net and an update for Quran module/component

To make the development of the MOS Qur’an component and module much better in the future, I already moved all activities regarding this component to MOSForge.net. Which means, from now on, all releases of the component will be available over there. Please visit the project page here.

Some weeks ago someone had pointed me some typos found in the surah (chapter) names for the English translation of the Quran module/component. He also had provided me the fix. What a nice guy he is. πŸ™‚ Thanks Ali Khan for your kindly cooperation. I really appreciate what you did. You can get the fix here. Moreover, no other significant changes have been done to this module/component.

For people who have downloaded it in the past, please update your Quran module/component with this file as soon as possible. And for the people who are going to download it, you don’t have to do anything. The fix file is already included in the package. Just follow the installation procedures and the module/component will be running well.

Due to lack of time, the PN Quran Module has not been updated yet with this fix. Therefore, I suggest you to apply it soon manually. More information about this will be available soon.

Indonesian language pack for Mambo updated

This morning I updated the Indonesian language pack for the latest version of Mambo Open Source 4.5 Stable 1.0.3. You can get the file here.

As you might know, this version of Mambo will be the latest version of the 4.5 release. The core developers will now concentrate on the development of Mambo 5.0 which is very promising in the future.

Mambo’s Installation Workshop

A nice tutorial about the installation process of Mambo Open Source has been written by Quentin Brown and is now available on his site for online reading and download. The second release of this tutorial will be coming soon in a few weeks from now. Just go to Quentin Brown’s site, http://www.mamboworkshop.com and read the complete tutorial over there or get the copy of the free e-book version of it here.

Creating A Mambo Component

Some of you may wonder how to create a component for Mambo Open Source. Recently I found a nice article on the internet which will give you a small tutorial on this topic. You can read the article here.

Of course, if you want more tutorials or documents regarding Mambo Open Source, you are always welcome to visit MOS Documentation.

Mambo Open Source 4.5 Stable (1.0.2) released

This maintenance release has been released for a while. A small security issue has been found in the previous stable releases. Please update your Mambo site as soon as possible as some sites are already reported being defaced by some unknown hackers. It’s quite possible that they did that through this security hole.

BTW, I already updated my Mambo site to this version today.

New blocks for PostNuke and modules for Mambo are released

I just wanted to inform you that two new blocks for PostNuke and two new modules for Mambo Open Source 4.5 Stable are released tonight for public download. Nothing special actually. I just modified and converted them from the original ones developed for PHP-Nuke to respectively, PostNuke and Mambo. I don’t know, I just don’t have any ideas at the moment to develop my own module, block or component. Maybe someday I will. Furthermore, you may believe it or not, converting or modifying one software from one platform to another platform has become my habit. 😦 Do you think this is a bad thing to do? Please have your say by leaving a comment here. I will appreciate any suggestions or comments from you as a visitor and a user.

BTW, let’s go back to the blocks and the modules I mentioned before. They both are exactly identical and simple in structure. The only thing which differentiates them is the CMS platform used to get the block/module working.

Prayer Times for Muslims
This block/module will display the daily prayer times of a specified city collected from PrayerMinder.Com. Before using it, please edit some variables you find in the file in order to have the right prayer times for your city.

Foreign Exchange Rates to Indonesian Rupiahs
This block/module will display the foreign exchange rates to Indonesian rupiahs on your site. Data are collected from KlikBCA.com, the site of one of the biggest banks in Indonesia.

You can download them all in the downloads section of this site, or just click on two links below:
1. PostNuke version
2. Mambo version

I hope you will enjoy the blocks and the modules.

Random Qur’anic Verse module for Mambo Open Source 4.5 is released

I just wanted to let you know that the Random Qur’anic Verse module for Mambo Open Source 4.5 Stable is released tonight. This module will collect some information from your Qur’an component and display a random verse on your site. It means, you have to install the Qur’an component first before activating the module. Otherwise, the module will not work properly.

Get the copy here.

Indonesian version of Qur’an component (coming soon..)

As you might notice now on my site, the Indonesian translation of Qur’an component for Mambo Open Source 4.5 is not available yet. Meanwhile, on the information page of the component, I wrote that this was already available. That’s true. My great apology for that. At the moment, I just don’t have enough time to do that. But, don’t worry, I will release it as soon as possible. Maybe it will take one or two days from now.

Thank you for waiting. πŸ™‚

Qur’an on Mamboportal.com

It ‘s just an honor for me that Mamboportal.com, the largest Mambo Open Source community site owned by Arthur Konze, has published the news about the Qur’an component today. Thanks Arthur for your kind cooperation. I really appreciate that. πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work, dude!

FYI, you can also download the Qur’an component on Mamboportal.com.

A demo site for Qur’an component is available

Today, I already set up a demo site for Qur’an component. You can reach the site here or just click on “Mambo” on the navigation menu above.

Over there you can preview the Qur’an component live, how it works and what benefits you will get if you install the component on your website. FYI, this component was based on the same module developed for PHP-Nuke and PostNuke. All credits are still intact.

Please, let me know if you have something to say about this component. Have a nice weekend, folks!

Qur’an component for Mambo is released!

Finally, I can finish the Qur’an component for Mambo Open Source 4.5 tonight. What a relief.. πŸ™‚
You can now download the component here. It’s free.

At the moment, I don’t have a demo site for this component but I’ll promise to set up one as soon as possible.

Before you use the component, please read the documentation coming with the package first . You can not upload the zip package (Quran4Mambo.zip) right away as the zip file itself contains two other zip files, sql.zip and Quran.zip. Only the Quran.zip file can be uploaded through Mambo component installer. The sql.zip file will provide you all data you need to get the Qur’an component going. Unzip it first and then upload all sql files inside it into your database. That will be all.

If you have any questions regarding this component, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope you’re going to enjoy it. πŸ™‚