Yesterday evening I’ve been involved in the monthly Umbraco chats. It was all about packaging and extensibility yesterday. Being in such a chatsessions, gives you a good sight on the current progress of a project like Umbraco. The chatlog will be published later today on Umbraco.org.
In the session, Niels Hartvig and other contributors discussed the possibilities of the new package repository(am I allowed to place link here?) and the possibility to couple styles to it.
It seems that Niels is organizing the whole community around Umbraco to get ready for further (more advanced) Umbraco releases(3.1 / 4.0).
This morning I continued my way trough the Open Source CMS’s and found this set of slides about Typo3 5.0. The guys are definitelly innovative! Altough I’m still not happy with their TypoScript, they work at least on better and improved versions of their framework.
Hopefully v5 won’t be that over-engineered as v4 is. You can get the first snapshots of version 5 on the v5 dev-trac site.
Joomla seems to be at the final stage of their v1.5 version. They’ve just released 1.5 RC3 under the codename ‘Takriban’(sounds like?!). An excellent piece of work as this third release candidate is released on 10 weeks after the release of RC1.
For everyone who’s interested in Joomla, I do recommend to read trough the Development Cycle so you get to know more about the lifecycle and Q&A-policies a Joomla releases goes trough.
Have fun playing with :).