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    joomlatags.with.adobe.flash

     

     

    I did code a small PHP script that should be use in a Cron and that use the component Joomla tags of Phil Taylor to output a Flash Tag Cloud !

    How it works

    A small php scripts joomlatags.php run regularly and output a XML file (tags.xml) that will be displayed by tagcloud.swf. This script is currently hardcoded to work with Joomla Tags from Phil Taylor but can be changed according to your needs.

     

     

    Tag cloud generator

    Put the file joomlatags.php OUTSIDE of the root of your site. It must NOT be accessible to by the web server, as it contains the Mysql password in plain text!

    Open the file joomlatags.php and change the settings at the beginning of the file, the most important settings are well documented.

    Decide how often you would like to update the cloud, and define a Unix Crontab, for example If I would like to refresh my tag cloud at one o’clock in the night, I may define 1 0 * * * *  php /pathto/joomlatags.php

    Tag cloud viewer

    Copy all others files to the root or directory accessible by apache.

    • index.php
    • swfobject.js
    • tagcloud_serif.swf
    • tagcloud.swf
    • tags.xml

    Run at least once the Tag Cloud Generator joomlatags.php

    Point your browser to the location where you place index.php

     

    http://tags.waltercedric.com/

    Limitations

    I have more than 1000 tags defined, so in order to keep MY cloud readable, the script joomlatags.php either

    • Allow you to remove tags that are not enough represented
      //tags below this threshold wont be displayed in cloud
      $mintagCount = 2;
    • Or limit the number of entries with SQL
      limit 0, 100;

    Don’t output too much tags or it may be slow on some machine.

    Output is different in some browser: try Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Opera. Only Firefox render differently the cloud than all others browser.

     

    Based on

    Based on Roy Tanck's (http://www.roytanck.com/) Wordpress 3D flash tag cloud plug-in, swfobject.js by Geoff Stearns (http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/) for the embedding of the tag cloud.

    Links

  • I am currently checking all articles without tags, so far only 622 articles (on 1359 articles) have no tags at all...

    For those, that want to list all articles having no tags, fire up your favorite SQL browser, and just execute:

    select title from jos_content where id not in (SELECT contentid FROM jos_tag_category_map);

    This will return all articles without any tags.

    I am slowly trying to change that. By the way, It seems more and more people browse my homepage again (50'000 per months) which is 1/10th of last year, but it goes up everyday. As always, no good content, no high page rank.

    I will try to concentrate a bit on Joomla Comment development, and also publish some good articles that are waiting  in my draft folder.

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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.11

    securityimages box Since Joomla 1.5.11 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.1.1 AND Joomla! 1.5.11

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.11 only and SecurityImages 5.1.0 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.11-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.01.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new Boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages. (do nothing if you were previously using patches)

    DOWNLOAD HERE and stay up to date with the Joomla! 1.5 patches RSS feedFeed Icon

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    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.12

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.12 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.12-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

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    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.13

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.13 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.13-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

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  • Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.14

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.14 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.14-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.01.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.
  • Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.15

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages&160;

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.15 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.15-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.
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    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.17


    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.17 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.17-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    Keep up to date with the Joomla! 1.5 patches RSS Feed Icon

    Download

    How to install documentation

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    User of Joomla! 1.5.17 with patch “Joomla_1.5.17-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip” you can skip this update: no need to install since patches are identical

    • Joomla_1.5.17-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip = Joomla_1.5.18-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip

     

    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.18


    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.18 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.18-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    Keep up to date with the Joomla! 1.5 patches RSS Feed Icon

    Download

    How to install documentation

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    Since Joomla 1.5.2 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.1 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta2
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.2-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server
    Download them here
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    Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.21

    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.21 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.21-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    User of Joomla! 1.5.20 with patch “Joomla_1.5.20-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip”

    you can skip this update: no need to install since Joomla 1.5.21 did not change any of the files that are required for securityimages

    • Joomla_1.5.20-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip
    • EQUAL
    • Joomla_1.5.21-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip

     

    Keep up to date with the Joomla! 1.5 patches RSS Feed Icon

    Download

    How to install documentation

  • Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.22
    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.22 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.22-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server with the zip package usign FTP/SCP
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    How to install documentation

    Download Joomla_1.5.22-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip

  • Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla! 1.5.23
    Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
    protected by SecurityImages

    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.23 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.23-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server with the zip package usign FTP/SCP
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    How to install documentation

    Download Joomla_1.5.23-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.02.00.zip

  • Only for SecurityImages 5.1.x and Joomla 1.5.26, download HERE

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
      protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.26 only and SecurityImages 5.1.x or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.26-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.x_v01.03.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server

    Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value
    (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    Note that there are two versions of Joomla! available, Joomla 1.5 is end of life! consider updating your Joomla 1.5 to

    • Joomla 2.5 is the current, long term release intended for most websites.
    • Joomla 3.0 is the newest version recommended for developers and early adopters.

    Joomla 2.5 is the best choice if you’d like to incorporate extensions and templates that already exist in the Joomla community. More extensions and templates will be available for 3.0 over time. Read the entire FAQ section below to learn more about which version of Joomla may be right for you.

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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.3 [Vahi].
    This release is earlier than scheduled in order to correct a database name validation error introduced
    in 1.5.2. It has been a month since Joomla! 1.5.2 was released on March 23, 2008.
    The goal is to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! end user community containing the
    latest bug fixes and minor enhancements.

    Since Joomla 1.5.3 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.3 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta3 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.3-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE configuration once, this will add a new boolean value (true or false) in Joomla! configuration
      for using SecurityImages
    Download them here

     

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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.4 [Naiki].
    This is a normal maintenance release which includes a few low to moderate security issues, many
    bug fixes, and several very nice improvements. It has been a little over ten weeks since
    Joomla! 1.5.3 was released on April 24, 2008. TheDevelopment Working Group's goal is to continue
    to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! community containing the latest bug fixes and
    minor enhancements.

    Since Joomla 1.5.4 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.4 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta3 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.4-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value (true or false) in Joomla! configuration
      for using SecurityImages
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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.5 [Mamni]. This
    is a quick turnaround release to address the Duplicate Title error from 1.5.4 . This release also contains
    important SEF URL improvements and fixes for com_content in addition to a number of bug fixes and
    improvements. It has been nearly three weeks since Joomla! 1.5.4 was released on July 8, 2008.
    The Development Working Group 's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! community.

    Since Joomla 1.5.5 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.5 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta3 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.5-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value (true or false) in Joomla! configuration
      for using SecurityImages
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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.6 [Vusani].
    This is a quick turnaround security release to address a high level security issue and it is
    recommended all users upgrade immediately.

    For more information about this exploit, click here to visit the Joomla Security Blog.

    Since Joomla 1.5.6 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
      protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.6 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta3 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.6-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages

    Note there is no differences between the SecurityImages patches

    • Joomla_1.5.6-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip and
    • Joomla_1.5.5-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip

    Joomla! team did not change the same files as my patches

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    The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.7 [Wovusani].
    This is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes, improvements as well as security fixes.
    It is strongly recommended that users immediately upgrade. It has been nearly four weeks since
    Joomla 1.5.6 was released on August 12, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue
    to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

    Since Joomla 1.5.7 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.0.0

  • Download
  • Details
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    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
      protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.7 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta3 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.7-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.

    The version manager page has been updated as well, enjoy ;-)

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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.8

    Since Joomla 1.5.8 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.1.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
      protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.8 only and SecurityImages 5.1.0 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.8-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages

    DOWNLOAD HERE

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    The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.9

    Since Joomla 1.5.9 is released...Here are the new patches for SecurityImages 5.1.0

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be
      protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.9 only and SecurityImages 5.1.0 or later
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below
      for more details
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.9-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0_v01.00.00.zip (33kB) and
      overwrite file on your server
    • Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
      (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages
  • I always dislike doing this (changing core file of Joomla!) but here they ARE...

    If any core developer of Joomla! read this, can't we look together to have more event hook (in views, more in controller) in Joomla! core?

    Patches:

    • Allow login views, login modules, register, lost password, lost user account and contact section to be protected by SecurityImages
    • Are for Joomla! 1.5.1 only and SecurityImages 5.0.0Beta2
    • 14 files has been altered, mostly views, and com_contact/com_user controller, click on picture below for more details
      patches.altered.files
    • Download file Joomla_1.5.1-Stable-Full_PackageForSecurityImages5.0.0.zip (33kB) and overwrite file on your server

    Report all bugs in the forums in the new section

    Below are some screen shots of the BETA2 in Joomla! 1.5 in action

     

    User operations

    confirm.your.account

    forgot.your.password

     

    forgot.your.username

    To switch these patches ON/Off, go to the Global Configuration page as seen in the screen shot below

     

    global,configuration

     

    You want to customize the error message? then edit the file language\en-GB\en-GB.com_user.ini and change the key

    SECURITYIMAGES REJECT USER ENTRY=Invalid Captcha word, Please enter the correct value you see in picture

    SECURITYIMAGES LABEL=Anti-spamming protection:

    Contact section

    On a per user/contact basis, a new switch is available:

    contact.settings.securityimages.5.0

    Result:

    contact.sections

     

    Login area

     

    Customize labels, keys are in language\en-GB\en-GB.mod_login.ini

     

    login.joomla

    and in module

    mod.login

    Administrator area

    Patches for administrator area are missing because the plugin SecurityImages in front end start a session that is different from the backend. I will for sure find a way to get around it. In between I recommend You to use htaccess login to enhance admin login protection and reduce brute force attacks.

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    I am still fighting against Joomla! 1.5 API but I've made good progress!

    in the queue, I am developing

    • Akobookplus for Joomla! 1.5,
    • Akocommentplus for Joomla! 1.5,
    • SecurityImages for Joomla! 1.5,
    • Opencomment for Joomla! 1.5,

    At the same time! Akobookplus/Akocomment is really easy to migrate, Opencomment because of Ajax is more difficult (in order to have access to Joomla API in the Ajax request). SecurityImages is working but I've break the backward compatibilities, I am now trying to solve that issue.

    I am on it, and has work 25 hours in 5 days, tonight I hope to release Akobookplus tonight

  • Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints 

    A warm thanks to PACKT publishing for having sent me this book free of charge for review!

    Note:

    I will offer this book after the review randomly to one of my twitter follower!!!! more details soon.

    Here is a link to Packt online shop

     

     

    What you will learn from this book :

    You will see how to build the following site projects:

    • A company website
    • A fan site for users wishing to share their interests by blogging – built around the Blog module
    • An events site for listing events from multiple users – built around the Events module
    • A Community Portal for social networking
    • A newspaper site for publishing an online newspaper or magazine
    • An e-commerce website with Ubercart
    • A directory site for listings in several categories
    • A photo sharing site for publishing and organizing images from multiple users
    • A Googlemap site to create complex Googlemap mashups
    • A news aggregating site for publishing news feeds from several sources

    Language :English
    Paperback :270 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
    Release Date :May 2010
    ISBN :1849511705
    ISBN 13 :978-1-849511-70-4
    Author(s) :Timi Ogunjobi

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    The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.17 [Wojmamni ama woobusani]. This is a priority release to correct two issues in version 1.5.16. Although there are no security issues fixed in this release, we consider it a security release because a security-related bug has been fixed and because many sites may be upgraded directly from 1.5.15 to 1.5.17.

     

    Statistics for the 1.5.17 release period:

    • Joomla 1.5.17 contains:
      • 6 issues fixed in SVN
      • 6 commits
    • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 4 active issues:
      • 10 new reports
      • 0 closed
      • 6 fixed in SVN
    • At the time the 1.5.17 release was packaged, the tracker had 307 active issues:
      • 171 open
      • 105 confirmed
      • 31 pending