ImpressCMS introduced a AJAX-based redirect system in series 1.2, which makes your site much quicker to work with. By using this redirect system, notifications and confirmation messages (E.g. ‘Thank you for logging in’) don’t show on a new page any more, but they are presented to the user on a text bubble that is loaded dynamically while the user remains on the same page.
Currently, not that many themes are created that provide this, and you need to explicitly enable it before the functionality becomes available. I’ll explain here the two simple steps you in adding this to your site.
As the current Release Manager of ImpressCMS, I am quite aware of the weaknesses we need to look at in following releases.
One of the major weaknesses that makes ImpressCMS a difficult sell is the fact that you need to use an FTP client in order to add modules or themes to the system. Most systems have a capability of installing those elements directly from the administration interface.
MrTheme just demonstrated the power of open source. While ImpressCMS is in feature freeze during its 1.3 release, he had an itch that needed scratching, so he developed his own solution for it.
Granted it ‘only’ installs the latest stable (ImpressCMS 1.2.4) or the latest beta version (ImpressCMS 1.3 beta – just released), but it can be used to upgrade your sites without hassle. For me, that’s one first step towards an online updater, but now I hope the community will step in and help MrTheme out.
The acquiring company, mentioned very briefly and only once in the takeover announcement, is the kind of buyer most of the Torque licensees were hoping for : a games-related company that is more interested in sustained growth and a compatible business plan with that goal, than quick wins or a cash-and run strategy.
Big News : Kinepolis, the market leader in Belgian movie theaters, launches an Android App. Ter Zake, a major news program on television even made it a big item. It seems companies in Belgium slowly start to realise that other smartphone platforms exist next to the iPhone.
I think it’s sad that this generates as much buzz as it did. I can’t remember any iPhone app launch meriting a mention in a prime-time news programme. It demonstrates clearly that the iPhone is for most people synonym with smartphones, and that other platforms are considered a quaint rarity.
Let’s hope that the current trend continues, and that the belgian Android ecosystem finally starts developing.
I wanted to let everyone know that we are no longer entertaining buyers at this time. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to make any comments until the new year. Please stand by for more information and enjoy the holiday season. The future looks bright.
he’s not saying much, but he says enough to indicate that Torque will RISE AGAIN! Let’s hope this takeover will be better digested by the community than the IAC one.
When you install Skype on a 64-bit OpenSuSE 11.2 system using the installation package on the Skype Linux page, Skype refuses to start after install. When looking at the command line,you get the following error message:
That seems to be an issue with a bad installation package from Skype.