If you clicked the link to this post because you wanted to make some kinky love connection - sorry. What I can offer you, is the opportunity to start collaborating, and engage in the Joomla! Community. Oh, and the triangle thing? Those are real.
OpenTranslators - what is it?
OpenTranslators is a project that grew from within the Joomla! community. The goal of OpenTranslators is to bring extension developers and translators together; so these extensions can be translated in the many languages our team members speak. Why would we want to do that? That's where the love triangle comes in!
The love triangle - why you should join.
Joining OpenTranslators is fun and rewarding, but if that's not enough for you, let's look at the three parties that profit from a translation (assuming you're the translator).
For those of you who hadnâ€™t marked the date on their calendar: Joomla! 1.7 was released today. Fascinating! But youâ€™re probably wondering how that affects you?
Like every self respecting new release, Joomla! 1.7 comes with new features. Those of you who were expecting revolutional new features will end up being dissapointed. Joomla 1.7 just builds upon the foundation that is Joomla! 1.6 â€“ and it comes with a few changes weâ€™ll all need to adapt to.
A few days ago, I was confronted with what seemed to be a long, boring and tedious task. I was kindly asked to make a change to the OpenTranslators documentation. Including all copies of the original documentation.
Instead, I decided to try an extension I had just learned about: DB Replacer. I gave the extension by NoNumber a shot, and it was the answer to my problems: in seconds, I had switched the terms.
Earlier today, Akeebabackup.com's lead developer Nicholas Dionysopoulos announced that Akeeba will no longer be offering free support for their products.
This decision doesn't come as a surprise to many people that have been following him on Twitter. Having developed a very popular component (a "must install" according to most people) the developer was being overwhelmed by support requests in his forum. Most of these requests where coming from the users of his "core" products, Akeeba Backup Core and Akeeba Admin Tools Core. These products can be downloaded free of charge, and are huge time savers for everyone. You can read the official announcement here.
How this affects end users.
Does this mean that there'll be no support available for the Akeeba tools? Yes and no.
If you're in the website development business, you'll have experienced the following. You ask your client to send the images to use for their website - or brochure, poster, or whatever it is you're designing. Some time after that, you get an e-mail from the client with an attachment. You just had your third cup of coffee and are feeling very optimistic. Those must must be the images, in a zip file!
Wrong. In his or her infinite wisdom, your client has pasted all images in a Word document. Good luck getting the images out of that document... But fortunately, there's a quick and easy way to extract the images from the Word document.