Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Agosto 2015

La edición de Agosto 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí

La edición de Agosto 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:

Presentación del Editor

10 años de historia conjunta, por Guillermo Bravo

Hace 10 años vimos nacer el proyecto Joomla!, una historia llena de pasión y amor por parte de la Comunidad Joomla!, una historia que nos ha llevado tan lejos como quizás ninguno de nosotros hubiese imaginado en su momento.


Destacados del Liderazgo Julio 2015, por Angel García Zinsel
Un Chileno en Buenos Aires, por Alejandro Pascoli
Recapitulación del blog del directorio de extensiones Joomla!, por Angel García Zinsel


Como transformar tu antiguo sitio web en Responsive, por Leo Soto


Todo el mundo necesita un sitio de membresía. ¿Por qué?, por Leo Soto

En nuestra próxima edición

Sabemos que tienes mucho que contar y una comunidad completa con ganas de leer lo que tienes que decir. Te invitamos a que revises los Recursos de Autor para que te hagas una idea de los artículos que buscamos y te registres como autor, para que publiquemos tus historias en la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla!

Development Release: NetBSD 7.0-RC3

Soren Jacobsen has announced the availability of a new NetBSD 7.0 release candidate. The new development release, NetBSD 7.0-RC3, offers users a number of new features, particularly for people who run small hobbyist computers like the Raspberry Pi. “On behalf of the NetBSD release engineering team, it is….

WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

WordPress 4.3 - "Billie"

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.

Menus in the Customizer

Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it.

Formatting Shortcuts

Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and number signs to make a heading. No more breaking your flow; your text looks great with a * and a #.

Site Icons

Site icons represent your site in browser tabs, bookmark menus, and on the home screen of mobile devices. Add your unique site icon in the customizer; it will even stay in place when you switch themes. Make your whole site reflect your brand.

Better Passwords

Keep your site more secure with WordPress’ improved approach to passwords. Instead of receiving passwords via email, you’ll get a password reset link. When you add new users to your site or edit a user profile, WordPress will automatically generate a secure password.

Other improvements

  • A smoother admin experience – Refinements to the list view across the admin make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
  • Comments turned off on pages – All new pages that you create will have comments turned off. Keep discussions to your blog, right where they’re supposed to happen.
  • Customize your site quickly – Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.

The Team

Konstantin ObenlandThis release was led by Konstantin Obenland, with the help of these fine individuals. There are 246 contributors with props in this release. Pull up some Billie Holiday on your music service of choice, and check out some of their profiles:

@mercime, Aaron D. Campbell, Aaron Jorbin, Adam Heckler, Adam Silverstein, Aki Bjorklund, Alex Kirk, Alex Mills (Viper007Bond), Alex Shiels, Alin Marcu, andfinally, Andrea Fercia, Andrea Gandino, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Andy Fragen, Ankit K Gupta, Anthony Burchell, anubisthejackle, Aram Zucker-Scharff, Arjun S Kumar, avnarun, Bad Feather, Ben Cole, Ben Dunkle, BinaryKitten, Birgir Erlendsson (birgire), Bjorn Johansen, bolo1988, Boone B. Gorges, Brad Touesnard, Bram Duvigneau, Brandon Kraft, Brian Krogsgard, Brian Layman, Caleb Burks, CalEvans, Chase Wiseman, Chip Bennett, Chouby, Chris Olbekson, chriscct7, Clement Biron, Craig Ralston, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater), Daniele Mte90 Scasciafratte, daniluk4000, Dave McHale, DaveAl, David A. Kennedy, David Herrera, daxelrod, Denis de Bernardy, Dennis Ploetner, Derek Herman, Dion Hulse, dipesh.kakadiya, dmsnell, Dominik Schilling, Drew Jaynes, Dzikri Aziz, eclev91, eligijus, Elio Rivero, Ella Iseulde Van Dorpe, Eric Andrew Lewis, Eric Binnion, Eric Mann, Fabien Quatravaux, Felix Arntz, francoeurdavid, Frank Klein, gabrielperezs, Garth Mortensen, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, George Stephanis, glennm, gtuk, hailin, hauvong, Helen Hou-Sandí, henrikakselsen, Hinaloe, Hrishikesh Vaipurkar, Hugo Baeta, imath, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), isaacchapman, izem, J.D. Grimes, Jack Lenox, jadpm, jamesgol, jancbeck, Jeff Farthing, Jeremy Felt, Jeremy Pry, Jeremy Ward, Jesin A, jipmoors, Joe Dolson, Joe Hoyle, Joe McGill, Joey Kudish, John Blackbourn, John James Jacoby, John Leschinski, Joost de Valk, Jpyper, jrf, Julio Potier, Justin Sternberg, Kai, karinchristen, karpstrucking, Kelly Dwan, kevkoeh, kitchin, Kite, Konstantin Kovshenin, Lance Willett, Lee Willis, Leo Gopal, loushou, Lumaraf, Marin Atanasov, Mario Peshev, Marius (Clorith), Mark Jaquith, Marko Heijnen, marsjaninzmarsa, martinsachse, Matt Mullenweg, Matt van Andel, Matt Wiebe, mattyrob, maxxsnake, Mel Choyce, Michael, Michael Adams (mdawaffe), Michael Arestad, michaelryanmcneill, Mickey Kay, mihai, Mike Hansen, Mike Nelson, Mike Schroder, Milan Dinic, Morgan Estes, mrutz, nabil_kadimi, Naoko Takano, Nazmul Hossain Nihal, nicholas_io, Nick Halsey, Nick Momrik, Nikolay Bachiyski, Nilambar Sharma, ohryan, Onni Hakala, Ozh, Paresh Radadiya, Pascal Birchler, Paul Gibbs, Paul Wilde, pavelevap, Pete Nelson, Peter Wilson, PeterRKnight, Philip Arthur Moore, Pippin Williamson, polevaultweb, pragunbhutani, Rachel Baker, Rami Yushuvaev, rarylson, Rastislav Lamos, rauchg, Ravinder Kumar, RC Lations, Reuben Gunday, Rian Rietveld, Ritesh Patel, Robert Chapin, Robert Dall, Rodrigo Primo, Rommel Castro, Ross Wintle, Rouven Hurling, Ryan Boren, Ryan Marks, Ryan McCue, Ryan Welcher, Sagar Jadhav, Sal Ferrarello, Samir Shah, santagada, Scott Kingsley Clark, Scott Reilly, Scott Taylor, scribu, scruffian, Sean Hayes, sebastiantiede, Sergey Biryukov, Shawn Hooper, Sheri Bigelow, Simon Wheatley, Siobhan, Stanko Metodiev, Stephane Daury (stephdau), Stephen Edgar, Steve Grunwell, Steven Word, stuartshields, Sudar, Sunny Ratilal, taka2, tharsheblows, Thor Brink, Tim Smith, tlexcellent, tmatsuur, TobiasBg, Tomas Mackevicius, TomHarrigan, Toro_Unit (Hiroshi Urabe), Toru Miki, Tracy Levesque, Tryon Eggleston, Ty Carlson, Udit Desai, vivekbhusal, Weston Ruter, Will Norris, willgladstone, William Earnhardt, willstedt, WPMU DEV Jose, Yoav Farhi, Yuri Salame, Zach Wills, Zack Katz, and Zack Tollman.


Special thanks go to Siobhan McKeown for producing the release video, Hugo Baeta for the design, and Jack Lenox for the voice-over.

Finally, thanks to all of the contributors who provided subtitles for the release video, which at last count had been translated into 30 languages!

If you want to follow along or help out, check out Make WordPress and our core development blog. Thanks for choosing WordPress. See you soon for version 4.4!

AppFormix newest member of Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that AppFormix has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud through the use of Charms. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be deployed, scaled and managed on most public and private clouds, as well as bare metal.

AppFormix empowers operators to have better visibility and control into their virtualized environments. The software solution allows users to monitor and control in real time how applications consume available infrastructure resources across VMs and containers, whether in the public cloud or on-premise. With AppFormix in the datacenter, IT managers can expect an optimized production environment by ensuring infrastructure resources are being utilized in the most efficient manner while maintaining application performance reliability.

“AppFormix is designed to analyze the complex interactions that occur between applications and the underlying infrastructure to provide a complete view of the health of enterprise clouds and pinpoint problem areas,” said AppFormix founder and CEO, Sumeet Singh. “AppFormix involvement in the Charm Partner Programme will help Ubuntu users have a better experience in operating their cloud clusters.”

Stefan Johannson, Global Software Alliances Director at Canonical, said: “Ubuntu is the world’s most popular platform for OpenStack deployments and the most commonly deployed guestoperating system on all the major public clouds. AppFormix’s ability to easily monitor, analyze and optimize cloud infrastructure will be a welcome addition to our growing ecosystem.”

Both Canonical and AppFormix will be attending OpenStack Day Seattle this week. Come and see us there!

Event Details:

Washington Athletic Club

1325 6th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

To learn more about Canonical’s partner programmes, including the Charm Partner Programme, please visit

Precise audio control with Fedora

Audio routing in Fedora is very flexible. This simple Sound settings panel comes with Fedora Workstation. It has everything most users need:


But what if you want a little more power over the sound on your system? The PulseAudio system that handles audio in Fedora can do a lot. Although the Sound panel doesn’t expose all this power, other utilities do. One of these is the PulseAudio Volume Control, also known as pavucontrol.

To install this tool, open Software and type the keyword “pulseaudio” or “volume” in the search bar. The software list shows the PulseAudio Volume Control. Click Install, or in a Terminal run this command:

su -c "dnf install pavucontrol"

When you launch the tool, you’ll see a display like this. Your list will reflect your system hardware and apps:


Enabling or disabling devices

If your system has audio devices you don’t use, you can disable them. Start by selecting the Configuration page. To disable a device, select the profile “Off.”

A disabled device won’t show up on other pages of the PulseAudio Volume Control. Note that if you run the standard Sound tool, it may reactivate a device you’ve disabled.

Selecting a default device

You can also select the default devices for input and output. The default is kept even after a logout or reboot. The default device can be different for input or output.

To select a default device, go to the Input or Output page. Then select the green check box tool next to the device.

Moving streams around

Normally, the Sound panel switches the active audio device. All active sound input or output then goes to the selected device. The PulseAudio Volume Control, on the other hand, gives you additional control. You can select audio from each app to come from, or go to, a different device.

Go to the Recording or Playback page to see available input or output streams. Click on the sound device list button next to the stream to select a different device. Remember that only enabled devices appear in the list.

This function also lets you use other PulseAudio devices on your network! For more information, check out this useful Fedora Magazine article. It shows you how to set up network audio access on Fedora Workstation.


Some devices offer multiple profiles. The PulseAudio Volume Control allows you to switch the profile in the Configuration page. PulseAudio uses a profile to set the device hardware for different sound configurations. For example, a capable sound device might offer:

  • standard analog stereo for two computer speakers — left and right
  • digital 5.1 surround for six speakers — left front, center, right front, left rear/surround, right rear/surround, and subwoofer

The list of profiles depends on several variables, including device support and PulseAudio’s available profile sets. Not every profile may be usable with your hardware.

Robolinux 8.1 LTS MATE Edition Supports Windows 10 in Stealth VM, Based on Debian 8

The developers of the Robolinux project have announced the release and immediate availability of the MATE edition of Robolinux, a spin that promises to use less RAM than the Cinnamon edition introduced a while ago.

Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 operating system, Robolinux 8.1 LTS MATE Edition is powered by Linux kernel 3.16, which means that it offers improved hardware support and graphics quality, as well as faster startup times. This version is LTS (Long-Term Sup… (read more)

Another KDE success story – the Incubator – Part 1

Over the past year or so KDE has taken a new approach to projects joining our “Umbrella” Namely the KDE Incubator. This new program aims to help projects with similar ideals to our existing projects join us with all that that implies.

The incubator couples a sponsor from the KDE community with a plan to move/migrate a project into the systems that KDE provides as a community including mailing lists, websites, code repositories, etc. One of the main responsibilities of the sponsor is to help the project’s members become part of the KDE community itself by guiding in any way required and helping with source code migration, mailing list migration and figuring out the other aspects of how the KDE community works.

One of the first projects to be incubated was Wiki2learn. It has also been one of the slower projects to migrate fully, but at this years Akademy has had some exposure that should help it grow further.

WikiToLearn (until a few days ago also known as WikiFM) wants to change the way we create and deliver educational content to students, developers, and learners in general.

We have three core objectives.

  1. Disseminating free, open and easily accessible scientific knowledge.
  2. Building a learning and publishing platform for high-quality content, created collaboratively.
  3. Integrating and collecting many existing resources on the different subjects, found both online and offline.

WikiToLearn is a platform where students, learners and key people in the academia can collaboratively create refine and re-assemble notes, lecture notes or even whole text books, tailored precisely to their needs. Our philosophy is in two simple sentences: “Knowledge only grows if shared” and we want you to “Stand on the shoulders of giants!”.

The effort was started as a purely personal project by a few students of the University of Milano-Bicocca, to collaboratively write lecture notes and free textbooks for our studies. In December 2013 we decided that we could tackle a global challenge: not only change our study career, but provide free and open textbooks to the whole world, created with the help of the best scientists in the world. For this challenge we needed big shoulders: a worldwide community with a track of positive stories of taking a project and leveraging it to success: KDE. We therefore decided to be the first group to join the KDE family through the incubation process. KDE helped us reaching a visibility we could only dream of: with its help we are now starting experimentations in a few universities around the globe, and key scientists from institutions such as CERN, Fermilab or Stanford are now daily contributors.

Check out the official announcement at Akademy 2015 (recommended) to know more and visit our homepage.

And in a few days we are going to tell you about another project that was successfully incubated. This project will be at the soon to be started Randa Meetings too so don’t forget to support us if you like what we do for you:

Donate to the KDE Sprints 2015 fundraising campaign

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Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux’s Limits

The Linux Foundation on Monday announced the formation of the Open Mainframe Project to advance the development of Linux on the mainframe among academia, government and corporate partners. The foundation announced the software consortium at the LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ContainerCon gathering in Seattle. Linux on the mainframe is nothing new. It has been on the IBM mainframe for the last 15 years. However, the Open Mainframe Project will create a set of tools and resources to drive further development, collaboration and improvements.

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93

The developers of IPFire, an independent Linux distribution designed to be run on firewalls, VPNs and network gateways, have released IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93. The new release includes a number of bug fixes and expands support for dynamic DNS services. “This is the official release announcement of….

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Enters Feature Freeze

The development cycle for the upcoming OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is coming to a close and developers are preparing to enter the final freeze stage.

When a project enters final freeze it usually means that new features are no longer accepted and that developers usually concentrate on working exclusively on bug fixes. They have a little over a week to get things sorted out, but with a little bit of luck the new updated won’t be delayed.

“The new custom tarball for both k… (read more)

Mozilla Webmaker, Meet the World

Mozilla is excited to announce that Webmaker for Android emerges from beta today. You can download the new version of our free, open source app from Google Play at

Mozilla built Webmaker to empower first-time smartphone users and mobile-first Web users as active participants on the Web. Too often, individuals around the world experience a “read-only” mobile Web, passively consuming content and unable to actively contribute. But when consumers become creators, they’re introduced to social and economic opportunity. And when everyone can contribute equally, the Web becomes a better place.


Webmaker is Mozilla’s way of addressing the lack of local content in mobile-first markets. Initially available in four languages (Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian) and with more coming soon, the app allows individuals across the globe to create original content in their language and relevant to their community. We built Webmaker after extensive research around the world, and it’s informed by hundreds of volunteers. Webmaker belongs as much to these communities as it does Mozilla.

Webmaker’s hallmark is simplicity: there’s no know-how required, no steep learning curve, and no complex toolbars. Users can create a range of content in minutes — from scrapbooks and art portfolios to games and memes. The intuitive design lets users iterate on the Web’s basic building blocks: text, images and links. With these three fundamentals, our community has already built wonderful creations: how-to manuals, photo albums, digital sketchbooks and wardrobes, exercise handbooks and more. Users are also free to remix and tinker with each other’s Webmaker projects in order to start slowly and steadily expand their creative potential.

Teenagers in Bangladesh using Webmaker

Teenagers in Bangladesh using Webmaker

How is this version different from the Webmaker beta we released in June? In addition to better performance and a more optimal user experience, shared projects can now be viewed on any platform (mobile or desktop), and users with poor connectivity will experience better performance while offline. Also, content discovery is now location-based — you can see what others in your community are creating and remixing.

Ready to discover, create and share local content, and learn the basics of the Web along the way? Download Webmaker today at You can find ideas for your first project here.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you make! You can reach us anytime @Webmaker or at

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.2 RC7, Final Release Might Come Out Next Week

Linus Torvalds has just announced that the seventh and most probably the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Linux 4.2 kernel is now available for download and testing.

Looking at the shortlog attached by Mr. Torvalds, we can notice that Linux kernel 4.2 RC7 is a pretty small Release Candidate that brings with it mostly updated drivers, especially for… (read more)

First LibreOffice 5.0 Maintenance Release On Its Way to Fix Middle-Click Paste on X11

After releasing the huge LibreOffice 5.0 update, The Document Foundation announced that the hard team of developers behind the most powerful open-source office suite in the world is hard at work on the first maintenance release of LibreOffice 5.0.0.

Therefore, we can report to that the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming LibreOffice 5.0.1 office suite has been published along with a massive changelog that shows us what the LibreOffice developers have been working on … (read more)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 623

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Exploring a different direction with VectorLinux 7.1News: Canonical open sources Ubuntu One, Moksha Desktop makes its debut in Bodhi Linux, Gentoo’s Portage tree moves to git and Fedora developers discuss ChromiumQuestions and answers: Rapid fire questions and answersTorrent corner: Alpine, FreeBSD, KaOS,….

Patch Week | Solomon’s Store – Character Showcase

Find out about this week’s update, and why we’ve held back the Seren quest release for a week.

Distribution Release: Linux Mangaka Koe

The developers of Linux Mangaka have released a new version of their Manga and Anime focused distribution. The new release, which is based on Kubuntu 14.04, features the KDE 4 desktop environment. “After the success releasing Nyu with a lot of passion, we decided to start creating Koe….

Chakra GNU/Linux Distro Gets LibreOffice 5.0 and a Patched Intel Driver for KDE Plasma 5

The maintainers of the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source, rolling-release distribution based on the ever popular Arch Linux operating system and built around the KDE desktop environment, announced the availability of a new update.

Therefore, we can report today, August 16, that the stable… (read more)

Kodi 15 “Isengard” Gets Its First Update with New FFmpeg and Dozens of Bugfixes

The Kodi development team announced a few minutes ago, August 16, that the first maintenance release of the Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” open-source media center software is now available for download for all supported platforms.

According to the release notes, Kodi 15.1 is here to fix a great number of issues that have been reported by users since the release of Kodi 15.0, as well … (read more)

Development Release: Manjaro Linux 2015.08 “KDE-Next”

The developers of Manjaro Linux have announced the launch of a test release which ships with KDE’s Plasma 5 desktop environment. The new test release, Manjaro Linux 2015.08 “KDE-Next”, features a more flexible system installer, the Plasma 5.4 desktop and the Octopi package manager provides more accessible package….

You can help making KDE technologies even better!

Modern life has become increasingly dependent on software systems. Many daily used devices rely on Free Software for their basic functionality or additional services. TV sets, ATMs, smartphones, media centers and in-flight entertainment systems are examples of how Free Software has been pushing the boundaries of current technology. This is achieved by using well-proven solutions, developed in a collaborative, open, and trusted way. The Workspaces, Applications, and Frameworks delivered by KDE are representatives of the empowerment Free Software provides to our lifes. Examples are educational applications of the KDE-Edu suite, lots of KDE technology deployments in public centers for digital inclusion and a full open software stack for mobile devices with Plasma Mobile.

Donate to the KDE Sprints 2015 fundraising campaign

Furthermore, in the past few years KDE has been a quite fruitful community for incubating projects like GCompris, ownCloud, and WikiFM. This is a good indication of how open, diverse, and bold the community turned out to be. KDE also coaches young Computer Science professionals: our continuous participation in programs such as Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Season of KDE (SoK) has been providing a welcoming and fertile atmosphere for newcomers, helping leverage their technical and social skills and enjoy the full experience of Free Software contribution.

Although most of the work in Free Software projects is done remotely, mediated by online discussions in mailing lists and IRC channels, it is well known that in-person meetings (sprints) are important in driving general goals. They help having in depth discussions and to get things done. Sprints are a chance for contributors to do focused hard work, everybody being enthusiastic and committed to get the most out of these days. Sprints made the most innovative and bold ideas become true. Newcomers joined with their hearts taken by the vibrant and thriving atmosphere they experienced.

People focused at work during a KDE sprint

KDE has a strong tradition in organizing sprints, focused on different KDE technologies. Over the last few years, we conducted sprints which brought together developers from teams like Kontact Suite, Plasma, digiKam, Calligra, Krita, Okular and many more.
During the sprint days, long-time contributors, prospective newcomers and GSoC/SoK students gathered together to build and improve relationships, strengthen the collaboration and create amazing KDE products.

The Randa Meetings in particular are of the most successful KDE sprints. They allow contributors from many KDE projects doing awesome work in a quiet place in the mountains. Focused working in separate team rooms leads to great progress among software, artwork and documentation and the shared dinning room built up good relations and friendships.

Group Picture – Randa Meetings 2014

This year’s Randa Meetings motto is Bring Touch to KDE. It’s a unified effort to make KDE applications ready for touch-based devices and looks like a logical follow up to the Plasma Mobile project announced at Akademy 2015 in late September. But this is just a nice coincidence.

To make all of this happen, KDE relies on the support of our patrons and from initiatives like Join the Game and the Supporting Membership Program. Your contribution can make a difference in helping us keeping all those sprints running. Last year’s Randa fundraising campaign was of utmost importance for covering the expenses of contributors’ participation. We believe that’s a great reward for those who dedicate their spare time as volunteers and keep pushing the boudaries of KDE technologies. We would love to win you as an active KDE supporter, contributing in the development, translation, artwork, and promotion activities. If you are unable to do that due to whatever reasons, please consider giving a donation in the KDE Sprints 2015 fundraising campaign. This is also an important way of helping us to move KDE technologies and values forward. We’ll be glad to send you a nice “Thank You” gift in return!

Check out what we have done in KDE Randa Meetings 2014

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