New Try Drupal Program

One of the Drupal Association’s primary missions is to grow the adoption of Drupal. We are about to launch a new program on April 15th called Try Drupal. The program will make it easy and fast for evaluators to try Drupal and have a simple, great experience while on Drupal.org.

We’ve created Try Drupal with our Premium Hosting Supporters to make it easier for CMS evaluators and Drupal.org newcomers to test and work with a Drupal demo site. The Program will showcase a selection of Hosting Companies where a new user can quickly (in less than 20 minutes) sign up and have a Drupal demo site up and running for them to use for free.

This is part of the Drupal Association’s initiative to develop a new revenue stream through advertising programs on Drupal.org. This revenue will help fund various site initiatives by the Association to improve Drupal.org performance, and make it easier to use and more secure. After interviewing many members of the community, we determined that new advertising products should be useful to Drupal.org visitors, support our mission to grow the adoption of Drupal, and should not interfere with visitors contributing to the project.

To ensure a positive Drupal experience, partners need to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Users are directed to a self-serve sign up platform
  • Users can create a free account for the demo site that accommodates a trial installation of Drupal 7 or 8
  • Users can create a website in 20 minutes or less
  • The demo site should be available to the user for a minimum of one day upon sign up
  • The partner cannot include a paywall or require a credit card upon sign up

The Try Drupal program will be featured on the homepage of Drupal.org. It will launch with a larger iterative change to the homepage, with an emphasis on helping users move from newcomer, to learner, to skilled Drupal community members.

It’s important that we fund Drupal.org improvements, and that we do so in a responsible way that respects the community. We anticipate rolling out more key advertising programs throughout 2015, stay tuned for more updates. Thanks for taking the time to read about our initiatives, and please tell us your thoughts!

The Document Liberation, one year after

Berlin, April 9, 2015 – The Document Liberation is a project of The Document Foundation, announced in early April 2014 to host the different libraries handling proprietary and legacy document formats within LibreOffice. The idea was to provide a single repository for other software projects willing to deploy the same libraries, in order to simplify […]

Chrome Web Store Gives Bad Extensions the Boot

Google recently purged some 200 extensions from its Chrome Store inventory. Extensions and add-ons let users add functions and features to the Chrome Web browser, but bad extensions can expose users to a greater risk of spyware and malware. A major problem with many browser add-ons is ad injectors. The clean-up resulted from increasing user complaints.

Development: GNOME 3.16.1 newstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-04-13 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.16.1
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. P…

Firefox for Android Crosses 100 Million Downloads

We’re proud to share that Firefox for Android has now been downloaded more than 100 million times from Google Play, and has always been consistently rated by users with more than 4.0 stars. From customization, easy search settings and adaptive … Continue reading

Plasma Sprint 2015

In February 2015 the Plasma developers met in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona to discuss and plan out where we would take Plasma over the duration of the next year. The sprint consisted of active Plasma developers and visual designers from around …

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of March, 27th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, March 27th, 2015, 17:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on April 10th, 2015 at 17:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Sriram Ramkrishna
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea Veri
* Tobias Mueller

== R…

GNOME Foundation: Affiliation change

Hi all,

my affiliation is changing to Collabora Ltd. from today.

Kat
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Microsoft Could Throw Windows Wide Open

Open sourcing the code for Microsoft Windows is “definitely possible,” Microsoft engineer Mark Russinovich reportedly said last week during a panel discussion at ChefConf. The company isn’t acknowledging any movement in that direction as yet, but Russinovich’s remarks are a strong indication that the Microsoft of today isn’t the trenchant foe of the paradigm it was in the past.

GNOME Foundation: Change in my affiliation

Hey folks.

My affiliation has changed.
I’m now with Huawei.

Cheers,
Tobi

Improvements to WordPress.org

If you visit WordPress.org regularly you might have noticed some changes around the place. If you don’t, now’s the time to check them out! We’ve been working hard to improve the site to make it more useful to everyone, both developers and users, and we hope you like what we’ve done. New Theme and Plugin Directories […]

WordPress 4.2 Beta 4

WordPress 4.2 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]

Wine 1.7.40 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.40 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Support for kernel job objects.
Various fixes to the ListView control.
Better support for OOB data in Windows Soc…

LibreOffice 4.4.2 “Fresh” is available for download

Berlin, April 2, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 “fresh” family, with over 50 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.0 and 4.4.1. New features introduced by the LibreOffice 4.4 family are listed on this web page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and […]

Drupal 7.36 released

Drupal 7.36, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) and several new features, is now available for download. See the Drupal 7.36 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.36
Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites i…

Joomla and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, – March 30th, 2015 Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. The partnership will enable Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers, while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. For Glip, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations. This is the first step in Glip’s commitment to serving the Joomla community.

“We chose to work with Glip because of the breadth and depth of the offering,” said Tessa Mero, board member for Open Source Matters, Inc. “Glip’s group business chat is world class, and it includes many of the features we need to be more productive, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and task management. We can also easily integrate with other cloud point solutions, making Glip our communication hub for everything we do.”

As part of the partnership, Joomla leadership, working groups and volunteers will be using Glip to collaborate in a variety of ways, from scheduling meetings to tracking action items, to sharing and annotating text files and images, all standard features in Glip’s offering.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Joomla to serve their collaboration needs,” said Peter Pezaris, CEO of Glip. “We intend to serve and support the Joomla community with more features and upcoming integrations, making Glip the best business messaging solution for those who manage their content on Joomla. Today marks the beginning of a long term partnership.”

Joomla users can visit glip.com/joomla for more details on the benefits of using Glip and special offers celebrating our partnership.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony.

The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About Glip

Glip, Inc. is the developer of Glip, the business messaging app used by thousands of companies to plan, share and organize work. The result of more than 20 years of research and development in the area of real-time communication, Glip integrates video chat and proprietary productivity tools with secure instant messaging to deliver a fully searchable communications experience for teams.

In addition to built-in task management, file sharing with automatic version control, and shared calendar, Glip offers a growing list of industry leading integrations, to save teams time and providing context for faster, better decisions.

Glip is designed to support teams of all sizes and flexible for working with large amounts of raw data in fast-paced environments. Be it application development teams, marketing teams or teams spread across continents, Glip is the conversation platform that improves business while organizing it all for you.

Joomla Editorial Contact:
Parth Lawate
+91 9823017318
parth.lawate@community.joomla.org

Glip Contact:
Claudio Pinkus
+1 310 2547250
Claudio@glip.com

New Firefox Releases Now Available

New versions of Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android are now available to update or download. For more info on what’s new in Firefox, please see the release notes for Firefox and Firefox for Android.

GNOME Foundation: ANNOUNCE: Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2015 in Gothenburg,Sweden – August 5-9

For immediate release.

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal…

World Wine News Issue 388

WWN Issue 388 was released today.

Weekly AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

WordPress 4.2 Beta 3

WordPress 4.2 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.2, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]