The Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2012 has finished, and we’re proud to show you what our interns have produced in the meantime. Six of our seven students have made it to the final evaluations (see our mid-term status report), and by now are well-known members of our growing community.
As an open-source organization, we’re happy to say that its been our first participation with “external” mentors from outside SilverStripe Ltd., which is a good sign for the health of the ecosystem. All students were forced to become “early adopters” of SilverStripe 3.0, which was released at the start of GSOC, so you can expect a lot of the resulting code to be compatible with the latest and greatest core releases.
Kiwi developer Hamish Friedlander is CTO at SilverStripe, and therefore Lead Developer of the SilverStripe CMS. He decides what features and functions get built in the upcoming CMS edition and knows the SilverStripe Suite inside out. He says the key to keeping development innovative is openness. Hamish lives a fast pace lifestyle on his motorbike, has a heartfelt connection with the Indonesian island of Bali, and is really bad at telling jokes.
Last week I spoke at WDCNZ. Some of you know this because you were there. The rest of you know this because I won't shut up about it.
It was a smaller group this month at the Wellington Meetup, ahead of WDCNZ which happened the following evening, but nonetheless we covered some interesting topics. It's been a busy couple of months for us here in the SilverStripe realm, with many small releases, but most noteworthy, our stable v3.0 release in June.
Following this milestone saw Sigurd Magnusson kick off the meetup by talking about what's really in v3, followed by thoughts for the future as we begin to talk about SilverStripe 3.1.
SilverStripe is pleased to announce the immediate release of SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.1 stable.
With over 80 bug fixes and enhancements and at least that many smaller tweaks since 3.0, this release significantly improves the usability and stability of both the user interface and the developer APIs. Despite this, it is drop in compatible with 3.0, making upgrading simple.
Ingo Schommer, as one of the core SilverStripe developers, is one of the SilverStripe mentors on the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Apart from mentoring a student himself he is also overseeing all running SilverStripe GSoC-projects.
Our Google Summer of Code projects have passed the half-way mark, and we’re happy to report that the majority of students are on track with their work. Here’s a big kudos to them for getting their projects over the first line, and to their seven mentors who guided them in their spare time. Watch out on the dev mailinglist for their status updates (or subscribe to all GSOC activity).
Ten days ago we celebrated the stable release of SilverStripe 3 with a worldwide SilverStripe Hackathon. 30 hours of hacking cool stuff with the latest version of our most favorite tool.
30 hours of pizza, lollies and chit chat, of creating great things and meeting people online and in real life. The IRC channel was buzzing and everyone was quite excited. Some people in the office even built a SilverStripe fort. That was quite a paper framework. Sam fiddled around with his 3D printer and yes, some people even wrote some code.
Julian is one of our SilverStripe developers who works with the rest of the team on large projects, as well as acting as technical lead on projects of his own. Today is his birthday; so you are welcome to congratulate him.
It’s been a long time coming and now it’s here. SilverStripe 3.0.0 stable has landed and is here for you to download and use. This is a milestone for SilverStripe and the open source community. We have all been working hard for this, and with the help of many of you, we finally got to the stable release.
3.0 looks brand new and is a masterpiece of elegant code and usability, but it is also just the start of something even better. We are already working on the feature list for 3.1, motivated by all the feedback we received from you.
You’ve asked for it and now you’ve got it. With SilverStripe 3.0 being available to download tomorrow, we celebrate this milestone with a worldwide 30 hour hackathon.
The theme: Create great things with SilverStripe 3.
After 18 months in development, the long awaited release of SilverStripe 3 is almost upon us, with the release of RC1 today.
Pending disaster, we are on track for releasing SilverStripe 3.0 stable at the end of June.