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!! 🙂

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
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

Weather 1.31 for PostNuke released today!

Today, J.M. Vedrine has released the latest version of the famous weather module (version 1.31). It has been tested under PostNuke 0.726 + XTERC3 and the new PostNuke “Golden Release” 0.750 RC2. Before installing it on your website, please read the “IMPORTANT README.txt” file first because over there you will find some important issues regarding the release. Fortunately, Jean-Michel has been kindly enough to provide me the file as well, so you can also download the latest version of this module here, on my website.

For any changes happened surround the development of the module, please refer to the changelog.txt.file inside the “docs” directory of the module.

We, Jean-Michel, me and other people who already involved in the project, hope you are going to enjoy using the module and please let us know when you have any suggestion or comment about it.

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. 🙂 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.

Note:
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.

Download link of Sunnah and Hadith compilation for PN moved

I already moved the download link of the Sunnah and Hadith compilation for PostNuke to SourceForge.net last Saturday. Meaning, from now on you will be able to download the compilation from any server of SourceForge.net. The main ideas behind this action were primarily to make the compilation worldwide available through a big network such as SourceForge.net and last but not least, to lighten the bandwith burden my server has at the moment.

PostNuke, Licences and Commercialism…

I quoted the title above from one article I read today on PostNuke.com. It’s quite interesting anyway to have such statement from someone behind the PostNuke Management team to response on some issues raised recently around PostNuke. I hope, it will clear up a lot of things which in my opinion are needed to assure the future of PostNuke.

For people who don’t follow quite well the development of PostNuke nowadays, here are some links on PostNuke.com that will lead you to the article written by Vanessa Haakenson.

As one of the results of all those argumentations, Alexander Graef aka MagicX from Portal)ZINE® has dropped his support to the PostNuke community since the beginning of this month. We all know that he was one of the most active PN developers ever. I personally admire him a lot and appreciate all of his work and contributions to the PN community. Thank you and good luck with your coming project, Fenix®. MagicX!

Here are some links I found on MagicX’s site which will describe his situation and point of view. Some articles were also written by his friend, Sam aka Neo.

PostNuke is and will always be GNU/GPL.

PostNuke Indonesia on orkut

I’m still playing with orkut at the moment and now begin to realize how useful this social networking service would be. I now have 9 virtual friends, 8 of them are Indonesian. 🙂 [LOL] Would you mind to be my friend as well? Please let me know.

As the learning curve goes further, I already set up a new community on orkut which is called, PostNuke Indonesia. This community can be joined by all Indonesian orkut users which have more or less experience with PostNuke. BTW, It will not replace the existing site of PostNuke Indonesia. Just another media to gather Indonesian PN users, in this case, on orkut.

Talking about orkut, I recently found this article. It’s quite interesting to read and gives us another perspective about social networking services, in particular, orkut.

Indonesian PostNuke Documentation Center

Recently, a new project has been already initiated by some Indonesian PostNukers, including me. We call it, “Pusat Dokumentasi PostNuke Indonesia” project or in plain English, Indonesian PostNuke Documentation Center. This project is meant to provide all documentation about PostNuke in Indonesian.

Some first steps had been taken to realize this project, such as:

1. Leak has provided a web hosting account used for the project, http://pn-id.coratcoret.com
2. I set up the website, installed the phpWiki and also designed the look of the site.

Are you interested to be a contributor by writing some documentation or translating some language files of modules and blocks in Indonesian? Just visit this site, http://pn-id.coratcoret.com and register your self before giving your contribution.

Sunnah and Hadith compilation for PostNuke

Today I made the sunnah and hadith compilation I already used for some periods of time on the PostNuke part of this site available for public download. Just get the copy here.

This compilation is powered by Static_Docs 0.9.2 Beta 2 which is available for free on Simon Wunderlin’s website.

All data you find here were taken from Islamic Server at MSA-USC. I have no intention whatsoever to use or copy the information for any commercial gain. All copyrights and credits for the data still remain the property of their respective owners.

If you need a more advanced and database driven sunnah and hadith compilation, you may consider this one which is commercially available at http://www.nzmuslim.net.

pnMyGuide released

For people who want to get a simple guide how to employ PostNuke for their website and master it, this article, ‘Dummy’s Guide to Postnuke’ or ‘How to Run your Website’ on pnaddons.com will help you pretty much on that purpose.

Read the article online here.

New Release of Weather Module for PostNuke

A few days ago, I got a copy of the latest version of weather module for PostNuke developed by Jean-Michel Vedrine from Marc. This release is actually a maintenance release of the module after some issues with grabbing forecast information from the main weather provider, MSNBC, have been fixed. And now the module itself comes with another great feature, namely it can also grab weather information from Weather.com. For the last one, you need to sign up for an account at Weather.com. Don’t worry, it’s free. Just click here and you will be redirected to the registration section. After all, you can control the way you retrieve the forecast through administration menu.

To make it available for public download, I already set up a new link on my site where you can get the copy of this great module. I hope the author doesn’t mind with this action. Please let me know, if someone has any objections with this distribution and I will remove the link right away. The download will be kept privately.

Get the copy of weather module here.
Demo: Click here.

Update (03:10 PM) :
I just got an e-mail from Jean-Michel regarding his weather module. He said that I’ve been allowed to distribute it on my site. Thanks God. 🙂 He also kindly sent me the recent version of the module as well. If you already downloaded the module in the past, please update your copy with this one by clicking on the provided link above as some new features have been added to the module.

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.

Upgrade to MT 2.661 and ATL .7

I upgraded my blogging site to MovableType 2.661 tonight.

In recent weeks, open comment systems, and Movable Type weblogs in particular, have become a target for comment spam and comment flooding (automated scripts that send many comments at a time to a weblog entry).

As a stopgap before we release comment registration in Movable Type 3.0, we’ve released version 2.66 of Movable Type, which includes some protection against comment flooding.

Source: MovableType.org

For more information about this release, please read here.

In the meantime, I also upgraded the theme engine I use for the PostNuke part of this site to AutoTheme Lite (ATL) .7. This great engine is developed by Shawn Mckenzie. Please visit his site for more information about it.