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Watch panel discussion the suitability of SilverStripe for councils

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 June 2009

You can watch four New Zealand councils provide customer views about the CMS running their public-facing website. The 50-minute panel discussion was a popular session at the Council Web Symposium held in Wellington last month.

The same day at the conference, the SilverStripe-built Gisborne District Council website won an award for best redevelopment. We also presented a talk on the future of council websites which you can watch online.

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Learn about SilverStripe and our government work in Washington DC

Posted by Sigurd on 25 June 2009

Join us in Washington DC! From 7 to 9pm on Thursday, 16th July, we're presenting an interactive case study of the 2008 U.S. Democratic National Convention website.

Homepage of demconvention.comPowered by SilverStripe, the website delivered content in both English and Spanish, had real-time videos of Barack Obama and other key speakers in HD quality, and received more than 2.6 billion hits over a 96 hour period.

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English book available for US pre-order. Preview the cover!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 24 June 2009

Work on the English SilverStripe book is steadily progressing!

Pre-orders of the book have been possible through since April. As of today you can pre-order the book in US dollars from, too.

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Two SilverStripe appearances at open source conference next month

Posted by Sigurd on 23 June 2009

We'll be at OSCON, the world's largest open source software conference, and we'd love to meet you there.

The conference is held in San Jose, south of San Francisco, from July 20 to 24 and attracts thousands of developers and others interested in open source. Come join one of our SilverStripe sessions!

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 stable released: Multi-language support is back, and even better than before!

Posted by Sigurd on 19 June 2009

We've issued a new stable release of SilverStripe today! It restores support for multiple-language websites and includes a small set of usability and performance improvements.

Demo of translatable

SilverStripe has supported multiple-language websites since 2007. The feature which provides this is called Translatable in the codebase, and it lets you create a page with variations in different languages. Translatable is intended for websites whose content exists in a number of languages, while the structure of the site is similar or even identical for all of those languages.

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SilverStripe interest fills New York event: listen to the talk!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 18 June 2009

SilverStripe spoke at a monthly web-developer event in May. Listen to 61 minutes explaining our software and company, and answering a huge number of questions from a very interested crowd:

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SilverStripe 2.3.2rc4 ready for download and testing

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 13 June 2009

SilverStripe 2.3.2 release candidate 4 is out. It fixes a number of bugs and means we step closer to a stable 2.3.2 release.

This release focuses on improving multiple language support, as we have discussed earlier. We'd love for you download and test the release so that we can ensure our code is of a high quality!

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 release candidate 2 available for testing

Posted by Sigurd on 28 May 2009

SilverStripe v2.3.2 RC2 is now available! This provides the second update to the SilverStripe 2.3.2 beta which was released in early May.

We'd love your support: download, install, and test the code and raise bugs if you find any! Once we're satisfied that neither the community nor the core team can find any major bugs, the code will be deemed stable for general use.

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Choosing an open source CMS, confidently

Posted by Sigurd on 26 May 2009

There's finally a book available that educates people on how to appropriately choose an open source CMS.

Nirav Mehta's Choosing an Open Source CMS: Beginner's Guide reviews about a dozen open source CMS packages; read the table of the contents to see what they are. The table of contents also outlines how the book covers the topic of choosing the right software, be your project a website, blog, wiki, or something else.

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 beta 1: Multi-language support is back, and even better than before

Posted by Sigurd on 6 May 2009

We've issued a beta release of SilverStripe today that restores support for multiple-language websites.

We want people to test this update, and in particular, confirm that our migration script works reliably. Please help by reporting bugs so that we can confidently ready this release for production use.

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