"IT has no value whatsoever if you can't help people carry out their missions."
- Chris Niedermayer, "Go with the grain", Government Computer News, May 2, 2005
Although I don't use this blogging application, there is something about it's name that has always attracted my attention. Like most blogs today, it can support a variety of features including "comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and all the other vital features of such a system".
The first release candidate for Geeklog 1.4.1 was recently put on board.
Some critical security and stability updates have been made available for my favorite Internet browser, Firefox, as well as my favorite e-mail client, Thunderbird.
As part of Mozilla Corporation's ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 220.127.116.11, Firefox 18.104.22.168, and Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download from getfirefox.com & getthunderbird.com.
I'm currently testing a development version of Mozilla's Firefox 3 (codenamed Gran Paradiso). The contents of the release notes for Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 may surprise a few users.
Currently Firefox 3 is scheduled to be officially released in May 2007. When Firefox 3 is finally released it is expected to no longer support older versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows ME. Support for Apple's Mac OS X 10.2 will also be dropped. For the Mac platform, Mozilla is recommending users run Firefox using OS X 10.3.9 or higher.
Several new features for the Alpha 1 version of Gran Paradiso include:
Many of the new features are a result of changes in the Firefox rendering (layout) engine, Gecko. For this alpha version, Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 is being used under the browser's hood.
A few weeks ago, Federal Computer Week, had an article about the role Web 2.0 may have in the federal government. Is there a place for wikis and other tool now included in most modern content management systems in the federal government?
The article hints that Web 2.0 may have place more behind the scenes then in public view.
The final version of SMF 1.1 is out. That's right, as far as 1.1 goes, no more release candidates for this forum software.
SMF is by far one of the easiest Web applications to install and upgrade that I have come across. In fact I upgraded my WebCMS Forum within 24 hours of the release and haven't looked backed. Though, I'm giving a week or two for some burn in time before I upgrade a client's site.
A new "bugfix" for TYPO3 has been released. Some of the major fixes in TYPO3 4.0.3 are for:
The original TYPO3 announcement including links to release notes and downloads is available at TYPO3.org.