birthday present

Wow - its been a year since the last release of Joomla 1.0!

Whilst all new development has taken place in the 1.5 and soon to be released 1.6, Joomla 1.0 is officially still a "live release" for a few more months now.

So what does this mean?

Well to me at least it means that the joomla 1.0 codebase is rock solid with no known security issues for 365 days.

There aren't many open source content management systems, or any open source software projects, that can say that.

Or are there?

I don't know why but in the last few weeks I have seen a growing number of extension developers write code like this.

if (!is_dir($dstdir)) {
mkdir($dstdir);
chmod($dstdir, 0777);
}

It is hard enough educating users not to do this without extension developers doing it for them.

There is no need ever to chmod 777 anything!!

It is time to say thank you to the uncredited photographers who provided all the images included in joomla (and mambo before that).

I've been thinking for a while that I really should say thank you to these photographers who never recieved any credit for their work.

On Sunday Jan 25 at 02:22:29 Rob Schley ended an era and removed the images from images/stories for Joomla 1.6 and Steve Burge listed these images in his Top ten things to explain to joomla learners.