How time flies… Today, Nooku is 4 years old! It has been an interesting journey! A journey of inspiration, creativity, collaboration… Of pushing boundaries.
In the past 4 years, we got glorified, and vilified. We pursued a vision, challenged the status quo, received praise, above all, we kept to our principles and make good things happen.
As we start year 5, Nooku will slowly leave its Joomla roots behind and wander off into the wider PHP galaxy.
Let’s face it, Joomla is moving ahead, but progresses slowly. We love Joomla and we want it to thrive. We believed that Nooku could make this happen and so did some of you, but the time has come to move on.
In 2013, and with the release of 13.1, the Nooku Platform will run fully standalone. A release we are very much looking forward to. The PHP community is innovating at a fast pace and we want to be at the forefront, helping to evolve the web and continuously growing Nooku as a free and open source web application platform.
We recognize that for some, change is difficult. But this is technology! It’s the fastest game in the world! As a long time Joomla community member and Nooku Rock Star, Torkil Johnsen said:
“You have to chase and embrace innovation to stay in the game, not demand that it comes over to shine your shoes.”
Busy times in the Nooku Project. Contributions are literally pouring in. Things are moving so fast that I haven’t had the time to write about the 12.1 release that went out last month. Besides this being our first real release, lots of great code also made it in.
Sticking to our new 4 month release cycle we officially tagged Nooku 12.1 (/tags/12.1) in all our repositories on the Nooku Developer Portal. At the same time, we also moved the 12.2 release in the trunk (/trunk) and started the development of 12.3 (/branches/development).
A stable first release
This first release is mostly a maintenance release. Lots of bugs and issues discovered after the last alpha have been fixed. We also focussed on making sure that Nooku Framework is fully compatible with all Joomla versions up to 2.5.x.
The 1200 commits made by not less than 12 rockstar developers from all over the world show how dedicated our community is to making Nooku solid and useable in a production environment. Thanks everyone!
Divided by 12 weeks, that’s an average of 108 commits/week or 21 commits a day. Not bad for ‘only’ a maintenance release!
Full list of changes:
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It’s with great pleasure that we unveil our latest contribution to Nooku developers and development : the #Nooku IRC channel which is being officially launched today.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a real time communication platform with millions of users and is also extensively used by developers. IRC is supported and used by many open source projects to help developers communicate and collaborate.
To access the Nooku channel, you will need an IRC client. For some of the more noteworthy clients, we have come up with a list for you to check out. Point your client to connect to irc.nooku.org on port 6667 and then type /join #Nooku or simply go to irc://irc.nooku.org
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