I noticed on my way to bed that the phpBB.com site was down. As of early Sunday, March 18th, a notice at phpBB says that they had a RAID failure due to two bad drives (looks like they're using a RAID 5 configuration). Either way, they don't plan on being up for a few days.
Dries Buytaert, lead of the Drupal project, invited students on his blog to participate in Google's Summer of Code and at the same time help improve the Drupal core. This is Google's third year for the program which hopes to encourage college students to work on open source projects. Chris Dibona, Open Source Program Manager at Google, wrote:
Jaws 0.7.0 was released this week. Jaws is a framework and content management system for building dynamic web sites. New features in Jaws 0.7.0 include:
Links for downloading Jaws 0.7.0 is available on the official Jaws download page.
When I first started developing this website, CMSReport.com, it was my intention to also take "the opportunity to provide a series of how-to articles on building a Website using Drupal". I wanted to help those getting started in using a content management system for their site by suggesting some tips and ideas that could make their life easier. As time wore on, when it came to my own site I found that except for a few well written posts I failed miserably at this goal.
I'm pretty good at tasks such as developing, innovating, documenting, and system administration. However, some people can't walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Unfortunately, I'm one of those people. I have difficulty developing and documenting at the same time. This isn't unusual as one of the most talented programmers I know struggles with documentation and will ask me for help in writing instructions for his own software. My point is that when you find people who is blessed with being able to document their own work you need to let others know about that person.
Good news everyone: 1000 great Drupal powered sites are listed at DrupalSites.net! A big thank you and congratulations everyone! Keep it coming!
I don't visit the site too often, but have used it when I'm in a pinch to show someone examples of Drupal powered sites.
This kind of stuff is just plain wrong.
This is a busy week for me with an all-day software load scheduled this week for my work's operational systems. Translation...you likely will not see many original posts from me for a few days. I will however continue to post some links and excerpts on CMS news items that catch my attention.