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Posted June 22, 2009 by Robert Campbell
So here it is... after building alot of anticipation, and only a week behind schedule, CMS Made Simple 1.6 is now ready for public consumption.
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Posted May 27, 2009 by Ted Kulp
The developers of CMS Made Simple have finalized plans for the yearly developer conference. However, there is one major change... we're inviting you to join us. On 26-27 September, CMSMS will host the first public Geek Moot event at The Showroom in Sheffield, UK. There will be plenty of presentations by the devs and others, events, networking and just general geeking out. There are plans for evening events in the works and they will be announced soon. Come spend the weekend with the CMSMS devs and other people just like you for a weekend of fun with the system you love. For more details on the event, see http://geekmoot.com. Presentations We are looking for people to do talks and presentations on CMSMS related topics. If you'd like to do a presentation (and promote yourself as a CMSMS know-it-all or your company), please contact us here. Proposals are due by 1st July. Sponsors We are also looking for sponsors. There are details about what sponsorship could provide here. We would love to get several sponsors if possible. Donation Drive We will also do our yearly donation drive in a month or so. The money for this will go to paying for several devs to travel to the conference, as they normally wouldn't be able to. We'll announce that when we're prepared to handle the influx of funds -- and figure out who needs them. Thanks! We hope to see you in September!
Posted April 6, 2009 by Robert Campbell
This is just a small maintenance release that fixes a couple of annoying bugs: a) The logout/session issue should now be resolved permanently. b) The problem with errors in preview on new installs because of some bad logic in the default templates has been fixed. Diff packages are available (they are very small) to allow you to quickly upgrade your 1.5.3 site to 1.5.4. This is an optional upgrade. If you're not experiencing problems with the logout/session issue, then staying at 1.5.3 for a while should be fine.
Posted April 2, 2009 by Ted Kulp
Well, I must say that the idea of having a real CMSMS conference has gone over better than I originally expected it to be. That's really good news. We have a lot of dedicated users, which is a great thing to have in any community. We discussed the idea yesterday and we're going to move forward with trying to put this together. We've had a few ideas as to where to hold it, but nothing in concrete. As an experiment, I've decided to open this up the community to see if someone will help us plan an event. What does this mean? We're looking to get several proposals together by the 22nd of April. We have a few ourselves, but we need more to really make a good decision. We're hoping that people in the community might have better ties with this sort of thing than we do on the dev team. We can make a good attempt, but you might know better. So what do you need? We're looking for a facility with the following specs:
- Able to hold roughly 100 people -- would be great if we could go bigger if we have more turnout than expected, but this is a good start
- Western Europe -- the more central the better, so that people can easily drive or train
- Nearby hotels and pubs -- it can't be out in the middle of nowhere. Would be great if we could get a group discount, but not necessary
- Nearby airport and/or train station -- bigger the better
- We need it for 2 days, plus an afternoon to setup. Friday to Sunday in mid-to-late August is best, but other dates could be considered
- We need a PA and a projector. If the facility doesn't have it, we'll have to rent those things for the weekend
- Reliable, fast internet access. Many, many geeks with laptops will attend, plus we'd like to stream what we can. Spotty internet would be disastrous
- Scenic and/or lots to do is a big plus
Posted March 27, 2009 by Ted Kulp
Found here: http://forum.cmsmadesimple.org/index.php/topic,32453.0.html I'm just trying to gauge the potential interest of a CMSMS focused conference in lieu of (or addition to) the traditional geek moot we normally do. There would most likely be a charge. Nothing crazy, but it would be necessary to cover the costs of the facility and any other resources we'd need to get to put on a conference. It would be in Western Europe... possibly the UK, and most likely in the late summer, early autumn. If people are hungry for this kind of thing, we could consider it. But given it's a LOT of work to put on, there would have to be considerable interest before proceeding. Thanks for your help!
Posted March 27, 2009 by Ronny Krijt
Coming May 30th, starting at 11:00 AM, the second Dutch-speaking CMSMS users workshop will be held. The location chosen is Amersfoort, which lies in the center of the Netherlands. The agenda will be quite diverse, from performing an upgrade, through the explanation of the backend of the last release, site-creation, useful modules and more. For the forum-post (in Dutch) with the full agenda and the list of registered users, check the following post of rbroen. The organisation of this workshop is done by rbroen and Duketown: The post in the forum For those that want to join in, just leave a reply in the thread. Ronny