Newscoop News http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org Sourcefabric provides open source CMS, radio automation and book production software for media and j en Copyright 2014, sourcefabric.org Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:31:01 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.sourcefabric.org/themes/publication_2/theme_1/_img/logo-newscoop-rss.jpg Newscoop News http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org 168 44 Newscoop 4.2.1 introduces rich text captions for images, plus backend improvements and bug-fixes http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2054 <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=329&amp;ImageId=1853" alt="Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images" title="Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.2.1 is out today and features a rich text editor for image captions. When incorporating slideshows into your article or accessing the media archive, editors can now use rich text formatting over plain text, giving a more design-friendly interface.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.1 free!</a></h2> <p>As well, this release features many backend improvements. Here is what you can expect to find in the latest maintenance release.</p> <ul> <li>Build_solr_fg Smarty function to build the Solr FQ search query</li> <li>Added a NO_CACHE cookie when a user logs in</li> <li>Added a list_section_authors Smarty block to list authors per section</li> <li>Added aim, skype and jabber to $gimme-&gt;author properties</li> <li>Added system checks to find whether subscription is active</li> <li>Better errors reporting in development mode</li> </ul> <p>On top of these improvements we've included a number of important bug-fixes:</p> <ul> <li>Fixed critical issue with the backup functionality that lead to data loss when using symlinks</li> <li>Deleting articles capability is now fixed</li> <li>Fixed Smarty caching problem</li> <li>System validation, if image handler is available returns error instead of exception</li> <li>Fixed Smarty url parameters function</li> <li>Fixed issues with installer</li> </ul> <p>Newscoop is an open source CMS created by journalists to help news organisations build great-looking, community driven, professional news sites.<br />Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop-demo.sourcefabric.org/admin" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">Check out our latest themes</a></li> </ul> <h2>Newscoop 4.2.0 introduced new API and Arabic translations</h2> <p>The recent major release of Newscoop 4.2 introduced a new REST API, new responsive theme, Newscoop theme cookbook for web designers, and a focus on the Arabic-speaking world with two groundbreaking news sites, a backend localization and a user manual translated into Arabic.</p> <h2>No REST for the wicked</h2> <p>Newscoop has an API that provides access to content for third-party applications via read-only services. Known as Gimme API, it can fetch content like Newscoop articles, organise them (in featured article lists, or by sections and topic), and then be displayed as widgets on any site (here's how). Users' data can be served as well (like email addresses or biographical information). Future development will allow data to be pushed into Newscoop via write services.</p> <h2>Speaking your language</h2> <p>There's been a real focus on Arabic-language sites in the run-up to this release. We celebrated the launch of two amazing new sites in Yemen and Sudan (Yemen's Women Power and Al-Taghyeer). The team have also localized the entire Newscoop interface, and our amazing community contributed to translating the Newscoop user manual. Many thanks to Cullen Reddy and Mohamed Essam for the Arabic localization, and Elene Margvelashvili for the Georgian localization.</p> <h2>Plugins system</h2> <p>We've included an early version of the redesigned Newscoop plugins system with this release. This will allow people to build plugins for everything from paywalls to polls. The new plugin system is based on Symfony Bundles so we are now able to use Packagist to maintain and update our plugins. This allows for more flexibility and better community integration in Newscoop. Want to make a plugin? Check out our handy guide.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.1 free!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:07:57 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2054 Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1883 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=329&amp;ImageId=1589" alt="Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations" title="Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.2 is out today with a new REST API, new responsive theme, Newscoop theme cookbook for web designers, and a focus on the Arabic-speaking world with two groundbreaking news sites, a backend localization and a user manual translated into Arabic.</p> <p>Newscoop is an open source CMS created by journalists to help news organisations build great-looking, community driven, professional news sites.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2 free!</a></strong></p> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a> </strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a> </strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/NRA/Newscoop+REST+API+Home" target="_blank">Read the REST API documentation</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2>No REST for the wicked</h2> <p>Newscoop now has an API that provides access to content for third-party applications via read-only services. Known as Gimme API, it can fetch content like Newscoop articles, organise them (in featured article lists, or by sections and topic), and then be displayed as widgets on any site (<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1458/%27Latest-articles-widget%27-with-Newscoop-Rest-API-PHP-SDK.htm" target="_blank">here's how</a>). Users' data can be served as well (like email addresses or biographical information). Future development will allow data to be pushed into Newscoop via write services.</p> <h2>Build your own theme (or use a free one)</h2> <p>Aside from having one great looking new theme, Quetzal, we've updated Rockstar and The New Custodian themes to be fully responsive and stable. <a href="http://sourcefabric.booktype.pro/newscoop-42-cookbook/ready-to-cook/" target="_blank">We've also overhauled our theme-builders Cookbook</a>. Inside this you will find our new easy to use design theme called, <a href="http://sourcefabric.booktype.pro/newscoop-42-cookbook/your-first-newscoop-theme/" target="_blank">The Stun</a>. This is a great resource for novice designers. Now designing your own news site theme is as easy as coding basic HTML and the Cookbook offers lots of practical and more advanced tips on how to stand out from the crowd. There are more ready-made themes for Newscoop 4.2 <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">over in the gallery</a>.</p> <p>What's more, we've been experimenting with accessible design. Using W3C-validated HTML/CSS, recently relaunched <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/+dgm51" target="_blank">Kobinet</a> showcases the ability to run a website with Newscoop while fulfilling all the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.</p> <h2>Speaking your language</h2> <p>There's been a real focus on Arabic-language sites in the run-up to this release. We celebrated the launch of two amazing new sites in Yemen and Sudan (<a href="http://www.yemeniwomenleaders.org/" target="_blank">Yemen's Women Power</a> and <a href="http://www.altaghyeer.info/" target="_blank">Al-Taghyeer</a>). The team have also localized the entire Newscoop interface, and our amazing community contributed to translating the Newscoop user manual. Many thanks to Cullen Reddy and Mohamed Essam for the Arabic localization, and Elene Margvelashvili for the Georgian localization.</p> <h2>Plugins system</h2> <p>We've included an early version of the redesigned Newscoop plugins system with this release. This will allow people to build plugins for everything from paywalls to polls. The new plugin system is based on Symfony Bundles so we are now able to use Packagist to maintain and update our plugins. This allows for more flexibility and better community integration in Newscoop. Want to make a plugin? Check out our <a href="https://gist.github.com/terwey/bc3eedd788d10b43f91c" target="_blank">handy guide</a>.</p> <h2>Plenty of improvements</h2> <p>Way too many bug-fixes and code improvements to list here, but expect to notice improvements with...</p> <ul> <li>Now many backend strings are localized</li> <li>Fixed the ability to send fast replies on comments</li> <li>Localized slideshow buttons</li> <li>Fixed duplicating comments bug</li> <li>Theme sample sites have been updated with new bigger retina ready images</li> <li>The article topics have a new route - :language/topic/:id/[:topicName]</li> <li>There is a new look in the users management page</li> <li>Now you can configure the 'contact email' and 'email from' address in the system preferences</li> <li>We've also updated some new tricks that prevent spam in comments</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2 free!</a></p> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:38:28 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1883 German and Georgian community drives Newscoop 4.1.2 bug fix release http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1847 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=300&amp;ImageId=1412" alt="Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" title="Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)</p></div><p> </p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.2 is out today and features various improvements and bug fixes that build on the image-handling improvements that came with the last release. Huge thanks to the community who spotted these issues, reported them and allowed us to fix them for everyone!</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1.2 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="/admin/articles/%20http:/sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/%20" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><br />So, what's new in Newscoop 4.1.2?</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/IM-573" target="_blank">Fixed bug that happened when uploading images to media archive</a></li> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/CS-4625" target="_blank">Section names now translate correctly</a></li> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/CS-4637" target="_blank">Improvements to SQL scripts implemented<br /></a></li> <li>New translations and package improvements</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://github.com/sourcefabric/Newscoop/compare/v4.1.1...v4.1.2" target="_blank">Check out the full changelog</a>.</p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.1 introduced some great new improvements for those who use images and the media archive. Here's how to use these new features...</p> <h2><strong>Image-handling improvements.</strong></h2> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1489" alt="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" title="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Select and add multiple images to a slideshow</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Select and add multiple images to a slideshow.</strong> Those who include slideshows on their sites can now quickly select images from a list showing pictures already attached to the article. Just create a slideshow as per usual; all images attached to an article will appear and you can select multiple items using a checklist.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=258&amp;ImageId=1491" alt="Quickly edit metadata" title="Quickly edit metadata" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Quickly edit metadata</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Quickly edit image metadata via the article edit screen.</strong> Simply select the Images tab in the Media box...</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1490" alt="Edit metadata of multiple items" title="Edit metadata of multiple items" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Edit metadata of multiple items</p></div><p></p> <p>... and then quickly add metadata like Description and Photographer.</p> <h2>Localizations</h2> <p>The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian. Huge thanks to Christoph Rombach (German), Eva Dangendorf (German), Heike Bruysten (German), Micz Flor (German), Claudia Cruz (Spanish), Cullen Reddy (Arabic), Mohamed El Amin (Arabic), Elene Margvelashvili (Georgian), Katerina Michailidis (Greek), Marina Klinova (Russian) and Paweł Mikołajczuk (Polish).</p> <h2>Security</h2> <p>This release rolls-in a security patch release immediately after Newscoop 4.1. So no need to patch this one, just upgrade and you've got it covered. This fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Newscoop which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site. It was not an easy one to exploit but upgrade is strongly recommended.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>Newscoop 4.1 included frontend search capabilities powered by Solr, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. Newscoop 4.1.2 builds on that with a few minor improvements. here are the highlights...</p> <ul> <li>Easily add multiple images to a slideshow</li> <li>Manage metadata of multiple items with button on article edit screen.conf files now searched and found starting with theme's root folder, not from instance root Renditions are reloaded after assign and unassign actions</li> <li>Page reloaded after a comment is submitted</li> <li>Complete localizations updated: Czech, Georgian, German, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Spanish</li> </ul> <p>Links to all the Github code and changelogs can be found <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CS/Newscoop+4.1.1" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <p>If you have any issues with upgrading or any questions about the release, we'd be more than happy to help you out <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/categories/newscoop-support" target="_blank">on our forum</a>. <br /><br /></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:09:07 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1847 Picture perfect Newscoop 4.1.1 adds improvements to image-handling http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1834 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=300&amp;ImageId=1412" alt="Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" title="Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)</p></div><p> </p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.1 is out today and features improvements to image-handling and numerous bug fixes. Those who include picture galleries on their sites can now quickly select and add multiple images to slideshows. Image metadata of multiple images can now also be edited directly from the image edit screen. The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1.1 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="/admin/articles/%20http:/sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/%20" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2><strong>Image-handling improvements.</strong></h2> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1489" alt="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" title="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Select and add multiple images to a slideshow</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Select and add multiple images to a slideshow.</strong> Those who include slideshows on their sites can now quickly select images from a list showing pictures already attached to the article. Just create a slideshow as per usual; all images attached to an article will appear and you can select multiple items using a checklist.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=258&amp;ImageId=1491" alt="Quickly edit metadata" title="Quickly edit metadata" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Quickly edit metadata</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Quickly edit image metadata via the article edit screen.</strong> Simply select the Images tab in the Media box...</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1490" alt="Edit metadata of multiple items" title="Edit metadata of multiple items" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Edit metadata of multiple items</p></div><p></p> <p>... and then quickly add metadata like Description and Photographer.</p> <h2>Localizations</h2> <p>The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian. Huge thanks to Christoph Rombach (German), Eva Dangendorf (German), Heike Bruysten (German), Micz Flor (German), Claudia Cruz (Spanish), Cullen Reddy (Arabic), Mohamed El Amin (Arabic), Elene Margvelashvili (Georgian), Katerina Michailidis (Greek), Marina Klinova (Russian) and Paweł Mikołajczuk (Polish).</p> <h2>Security</h2> <p>This release rolls-in a security patch release immediately after Newscoop 4.1. So no need to patch this one, just upgrade and you've got it covered. This fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Newscoop which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site. It was not an easy one to exploit but upgrade is strongly recommended.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>Newscoop 4.1 included frontend search capabilities powered by Solr, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. Newscoop 4.1.1 builds on that with a few minor improvements. here are the highlights...</p> <ul> <li>Easily add multiple images to a slideshow</li> <li>Manage metadata of multiple items with button on article edit screen.conf files now searched and found starting with theme's root folder, not from instance root Renditions are reloaded after assign and unassign actions</li> <li>Page reloaded after a comment is submitted</li> <li>Complete localizations updated: Czech, Georgian, German, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Spanish</li> </ul> <p>Links to all the Github code and changelogs can be found <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CS/Newscoop+4.1.1" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <p>If you have any issues with upgrading or any questions about the release, we'd be more than happy to help you out <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/categories/newscoop-support" target="_blank">on our forum</a>. <br /><br /></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:59:30 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1834 Media organisations discover new Solr system with Newscoop 4.1 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1559 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=317&amp;ImageId=1323" alt="Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions." title="Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions.</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop, our open source news CMS, has been updated to include frontend search capabilities powered by <a href="http://lucene.apache.org/solr/" target="_blank">Solr</a>, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. The new functionality was developed in collaboration with a number of independent media sites in Georgia and is code-named 'Sakartvelo' after the Georgian name for the country.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></li> <li><a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/vYem" target="_blank">Read the Newscoop &amp; Solr set-up wiki</a></li> </ul> <p>Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling. Providing distributed search and index replication, Solr is highly scalable.</p> <p>Solr now allows Newscoop users, like the Georgian sites NetGazeti, newscafe.ge and TSPress, to offer faster search due to the structured filtering of results. Sites can also index new content and offer it quickly to visitors for a more relevant browsing experience. Solr can even search inside attachments (pdfs, Word documents) and display 'top hits' as a barometer of community opinion and interest - a great traffic driver and important for advertisers, writers and content syndicators.</p> <p>The changelog headlines are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Integration of Apache Lucene Solr</li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1565/Boost-community-feedback-with-Article-Rating-in-Newscoop-41.htm" target="_blank">New article-rating feature</a> allows readers to give a rating feedback to the author which can optionally be displayed on the frontend</li> <li>New Facebook Login allows journalists and editors to sign in to site backend with Facebook logins</li> <li>New tags for the template engine: list_users and list_user_topics</li> <li>Security fix: Unnecessary error reporting exposed on front-end templates</li> <li>11 other important bug fixes</li> </ul> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1 free!</a></strong></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:59:59 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1559 Newscoop 4.0.3 addresses security issue and improves media archive stability http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1504 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3EZF916Cet4?rel=0" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> <div> </div> <div>Newscoop 4.0.3 has been released, patching a vital security issue, improving the media archive and fixing several non-critical bugs associated with topics, caching and upgrades.</div> <div> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.3 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></li> </ul> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (Santiago).</p> <p>This release offers a fix to a vulnerability that exploited the Admin interface's password restore. We posted an immediate fix in the forums as exploitation of this issue could potentially allow attackers to gain Admin access to the site. This patch permanently fixes that issue, and allows full use of the password restore functionality. <strong>Upgrade is therefore highly recommended for all users.</strong></p> <p>In addition, there are improvements to the media archive that offer far greater stability to news organisations with large collections of images (in theory, it can now handle millions of images much faster due to two levels of sub directories). Plus articles, topics, themes and performance have all seen minor fixes and improvements.</p> <h2>Here's the full list of fixes...</h2> <p></p><div align="center"><div class="cs_img cs_fl_middle"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=789" alt="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA." title="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA.</p></div></div><p></p> <p><strong>Headlines</strong></p> <ul> <li>Vital security patch fixing vulnerability on password recovery.</li> <li>Improved storage schema for images means more stability for large media archives with lots of pictures</li> </ul> <p><strong>Article Behaviour</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed issue preventing creation of section when translating article</li> <li>Fixed problem with article type field not being considered empty due to 'is content' stats</li> <li>File size upload limit can now be set in System Preferences</li> </ul> <p><strong>Topics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Empty topic no longer created on adding a new topic with a used name</li> <li>Correct link now used after renaming a topic to a used name</li> </ul> <p><strong>Themes and Templates</strong></p> <ul> <li>New template syntax (role="child") allows you to list related articles in a different way</li> <li>Length argument is no longer ignored in list_related_articles</li> </ul> <p><strong>Speed, Performance and Caching</strong></p> <ul> <li>Caching improved by ensuring get_img returns correct headers for expiration</li> <li>All jQuery resources load on https setups</li> <li>Added a 'Remind me Never' button to feedback screen</li> <li>Plugin classes must register to auto-loading classes map</li> <li>Plupload examples allows to upload files w/o any authentication</li> </ul> <p><strong>Dependencies and Upgrades</strong></p> <ul> <li>User schema no longer contains null columns after upgrade from 3.5</li> <li>liveuser table UName can no longer be null after upgrade from 3.5 (this made it impossible to register)</li> <li>Use of composer to handle dependencies.</li> <li>Remove Doctrine from library directory as it is now handled via composer.</li> <li>Added strict error reporting in MAMP</li> <li>Proxy generation now works for entities out of library/Newscoop/Entity</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What was new in Newscoop 4?</strong></h2> <p>Back in April we published <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1199/Your-guide-to-what's-new-in-Newscoop-4.htm" target="_blank">this series of screencasts</a> outlining the major features in Newscoop 4. New features for this series included an overhauled media archive, drag-and-drop front page management, intelligent image renditions, Dynamic Maps and numerous citizen journalist and community management tools.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.3 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0/" target="_blank">Need help? Try the manual</a>.</li> </ul> </div> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:30:33 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1504 Newscoop 4.0.2 update improves articles and comments http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1295 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3EZF916Cet4" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /> <p>Newscoop 4 is our open CMS for news and version 4.0.2 is out today! Developed and used by news organisations like Switzerland's <a href="http://www.tageswoche.ch/">TagesWoche</a>, <a href="http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/" target="_blank">ElPeriódico de Guatemala</a> and <a href="http://www.yementimes.com/" target="_blank">Yemen Times</a>, Newscoop 4 aims to help independent news organisations manage online publications, enrich content and find new audiences.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/sourcefabric/Newscoop" target="_blank">Check out the code on Github</a></li> </ul> <p>Last week we announced our plans to develop the Newscoop API. <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1288" target="_blank">Let us know what you want to build for your newsroom!</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro" target="_blank">Newscoop Pro</a> is the range of services we offer that help to make your Newscoop site even better. From web design to hosting, technical support to feature development, our global team of experts takes care of things so you can concentrate on making great content.</p> <h2>What's new in Newscoop 4.0.2?</h2> <p>Newscoop 4.0.2 is a bugfix release that, amongst other things, ensures Newscoop now works correctly with PHP 5.4 and improves the usability of the new comments and related article features. Here are all the improvements in full...</p> <ul> <li>Newscoop now works correctly with PHP 5.4.</li> <li>Hidden filter in comments management now only displays hidden comments.</li> <li>Comments are no longer approved by default, even though moderation is enabled.</li> <li>Related articles are now copied from original article with the action 'duplicate'.</li> <li>Related articles for a translated article no longer have title 'null'</li> <li>Improved how Save button works on Article Edit page</li> <li>Edit Article page auto-fills the Author field with the Author's name rather than login name</li> <li>Search-&gt;Filtering improved to work with issues/articles different t han default language</li> <li>Adding an image to the media archive now doesn't throw an exif error</li> <li>HTML characters are rendered properly in the navigation menu</li> <li>Un-escaped strings in theme manager</li> <li>After adding a new subscription, one can now add an IP address restriction</li> <li>Now possible to add "daterange" event with start time set to "00:00" on multi-date fields</li> <li>Newscoop now allows setting http response code from template</li> </ul> <h2>Ten steps to a better news site</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=468" alt="ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on.." title="ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on.." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on..</p></div><p></p> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog" target="_blank">Head over to the blog</a> to get an in-depth text and video guide to all the new features! Here's the changelog of what you can expect when you upgrade.</p> <p><strong>1. Overhauled media archive</strong><br />Multiple file upload, faster search and new features!</p> <p><strong>2. Drag-and-drop front page management</strong><br />Use lists to add articles to your front page (or other site area) and re-order your front page.</p> <p><strong>3. Intelligent image renditions</strong><br />Use Newscoop to crop images and display perfectly in different areas of the site.</p> <p><strong>4. Dynamic Maps</strong><br />Points of interest from multiple articles can now be displayed on a single map on your website.</p> <p><strong>5. Video and picture slideshows</strong><br />Slideshows can be attached to articles and can be managed through the Media Archive.</p> <p><strong>6. Citizen journalist and community management tools</strong><br />Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, comment on articles and even follow topics.</p> <p><strong>7. Two new adaptive CSS themes, the New Custodian and the Rock Star</strong><br />Theme manager allows you to switching from one theme to another with one click.</p> <p><strong>8. Improved SoundCloud plugin</strong><br />Upload audio to the web's best audio sharing service and use it as your sound archive.</p> <p><strong>9. Related Article Lists</strong><br />Create thematic and semantic links to group articles.</p> <p><strong>10. Better comments</strong><br />We've improved the UI and made it pluggable into services like Disqus.</p> <p>There's lots more too, check the fantastic new <a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0" target="_blank">manual</a> for the full inside story.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop.pro" target="_blank">Improve your site with Newscoop Pro</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewscoop&amp;width=600&amp;height=400&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:36:49 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1295 Newscoop 4.0.1 bugfix update released http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1246 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g0vL5SzCWxA" width="600" height="335" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p>Newscoop 4 is our open CMS for news and version 4.0.1 is out today! Developed and used by news organisations like Switzerland's <a href="http://www.tageswoche.ch/">TagesWoche</a>, <a href="http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/" target="_blank">ElPeriódico de Guatemala</a> and <a href="http://www.yementimes.com/" target="_blank">Yemen Times</a>, Newscoop 4 aims to help independent news organisations manage online publications, enrich content and find new audiences.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro" target="_blank">Newscoop Pro</a> is the range of services we offer that help to make your Newscoop site even better. From web design to hosting, technical support to feature development, our global team of experts takes care of things so you can concentrate on making great content.</p> <h2>What's new in Newscoop 4.0.1?</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=468" alt="ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on.." title="ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on.." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">ZEN*, a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to fit the device it's being viewed on..</p></div><p></p> <p>1) We zapped a critical bug preventing users inserting images and attachments into an article via the tinymce editor. It wasn't affecting all users, only some special set-ups, but it was a common problem in the forums. <br /> <br />2) It's now possible to correctly merge article types. It's not a widely used feature yet, an important one and we wanted to take care of it. Fixed! <br /> <br />3) Due to a bad SQL query, in some special cases (and for languages like Georgian), the Issues in the admin interface were disappearing. That's not good, so we fixed that pronto. <br /> <br />4) Due to another SQL problem (missing field in database) it was not possible to add authors to articles (or list the already attached in <br />case of an upgrade). It is now. <br /> <br />5) Saving a template in the themes manager for the first time no longer throws an Internal Server Error. Phew. <br /> <br />Other than that, we also took some time to make improvements to the upgrade process, improve handling of Webcodes and we pushed some other minor bug fixes. The full changelog in all its glory is <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CS/Changelog+4.0.x" rel="nofollow">here</a>.</p> <h2>Ten steps to a better news site</h2> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog" target="_blank">Head over to the blog</a> to get an in-depth text and video guide to all the new features! Here's the changelog of what you can expect when you upgrade.</p> <p><strong>1. Overhauled media archive</strong><br />Multiple file upload, faster search and new features!</p> <p><strong>2. Drag-and-drop front page management</strong><br />Use lists to add articles to your front page (or other site area) and re-order your front page.</p> <p><strong>3. Intelligent image renditions</strong><br />Use Newscoop to crop images and display perfectly in different areas of the site.</p> <p><strong>4. Dynamic Maps</strong><br />Points of interest from multiple articles can now be displayed on a single map on your website.</p> <p><strong>5. Video and picture slideshows</strong><br />Slideshows can be attached to articles and can be managed through the Media Archive.</p> <p><strong>6. Citizen journalist and community management tools</strong><br />Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, comment on articles and even follow topics.</p> <p><strong>7. Two new adaptive CSS themes, the New Custodian and the Rock Star</strong><br />Theme manager allows you to switching from one theme to another with one click.</p> <p><strong>8. Improved SoundCloud plugin</strong><br />Upload audio to the web's best audio sharing service and use it as your sound archive.</p> <p><strong>9. Related Article Lists</strong><br />Create thematic and semantic links to group articles.</p> <p><strong>10. Better comments</strong><br />We've improved the UI and made it pluggable into services like Disqus.</p> <p>There's lots more too, check the fantastic new <a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0" target="_blank">manual</a> for the full inside story.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop.pro" target="_blank">Improve your site with Newscoop Pro</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewscoop&amp;width=600&amp;height=400&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:41:16 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1246 Independent media make headlines with Newscoop 4 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1197 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g0vL5SzCWxA" width="600" height="335" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p>Newscoop 4 is our open CMS for news and it is out today! Developed and used by news organisations like Switzerland's <a href="http://www.tageswoche.ch/">TagesWoche</a>, <a href="http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/" target="_blank">ElPeriódico de Guatemala</a> and <a href="http://www.yementimes.com/" target="_blank">Yemen Times</a>, Newscoop 4 aims to help independent news organisations manage online publications, enrich content and find new audiences.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro" target="_blank">Newscoop Pro</a> is the range of services we offer that help to make your Newscoop site even better. From web design to hosting, technical support to feature development, our global team of experts takes care of things so you can concentrate on making great content.</p> <h2>Ten steps to a better news site</h2> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog" target="_blank">Head over to the blog</a> to get an in-depth text and video guide to all the new features! Here's the changelog of what you can expect when you upgrade.</p> <p><strong>1. Overhauled media archive</strong><br />Multiple file upload, faster search and new features!</p> <p><strong>2. Drag-and-drop front page management</strong><br />Use lists to add articles to your front page (or other site area) and re-order your front page.</p> <p><strong>3. Intelligent image renditions</strong><br />Use Newscoop to crop images and display perfectly in different areas of the site.</p> <p><strong>4. Dynamic Maps</strong><br />Points of interest from multiple articles can now be displayed on a single map on your website.</p> <p><strong>5. Video and picture slideshows</strong><br />Slideshows can be attached to articles and can be managed through the Media Archive.</p> <p><strong>6. Citizen journalist and community management tools</strong><br />Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, comment on articles and even follow topics.</p> <p><strong>7. Two new adaptive CSS themes, the New Custodian and the Rock Star</strong><br />Theme manager allows you to switching from one theme to another with one click.</p> <p><strong>8. Improved SoundCloud plugin</strong><br />Upload audio to the web's best audio sharing service and use it as your sound archive.</p> <p><strong>9. Related Article Lists</strong><br />Create thematic and semantic links to group articles.</p> <p><strong>10. Better comments</strong><br />We've improved the UI and made it pluggable into services like Disqus.</p> <p>There's lots more too, check the fantastic new <a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0" target="_blank">manual</a> for the full inside story.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 4 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4 for free</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop.pro" target="_blank">Improve your site with Newscoop Pro</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewscoop&amp;width=600&amp;height=400&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:10:07 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1197 Newscoop 4 to be launched at Perugia International Journalism Festival http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1166 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=768" alt="The Newscoop team celebrate the upcoming release of Newscoop 4." title="The Newscoop team celebrate the upcoming release of Newscoop 4." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Newscoop team celebrate the upcoming release of Newscoop 4.</p></div><p></p> <p>Sourcefabric will announce the launch of <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop" target="_blank">Newscoop 4</a>, an open source content management system for news, at the <a href="http://www.journalismfestival.com/" target="_blank">Perugia International Journalism Festival</a> on April 25th. Developed and used by news organisations like Switzerland's <a href="http://www.tageswoche.ch">TagesWoche</a>, <a href="http://www.elperiodico.com.gt/" target="_blank">ElPeriódico de Guatemala</a> and <a href="http://www.yementimes.com/" target="_blank">Yemen Times</a>, Newscoop 4 aims to help independent news organisations manage online publications, enrich content and find new audiences.</p> <p>Sourcefabric will be holding an informal press conference at the festival on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/293651387379613/" target="_blank">Sunday 29 April at 16.00</a> in the Sala Priori, at Hotel Brufani. All are welcome!</p> <p>Newscoop 4 now features an overhauled media archive, drag-and-drop front page management and a range of citizen journalist tools. "Newscoop 4 is built by journalists, for journalists," said Sava Tatić Managing Director at Sourcefabric. "Everything is centred around a news workflow - the new image handling, dynamic mapping tools and powerful themes are built to get stories online quickly in a way that's engaging and shareable."</p> <p>With breaking news in mind, Newscoop's front page management is a drag-and-drop interface designed to make the process of designing a front page on-the-fly easy. Journalists and editors have the option of adding any article to the front page, and then moving that article around to determine where on the page it appears.</p> <p>Developed alongside TagesWoche, Newscoop 4's community tools allow citizens to become an integral part of news gathering and sharing. Newscoop allows visitors to sign up for a profile, submit images and video to reporters, comment on articles and follow topics and stories as they evolve.</p> <p>"We believe the times where journalists alone decide what's news are over," said co-executive editor Remo Leupin. "Today's media landscape is diverse. TagesWoche is open to the community to bring in news, discuss issues and set trends for the publication."</p> <p>Newscoop 4's adaptive CSS themes means stories change in size and format to suit any browser or device. Two new themes, the New Custodian and Rock Star, offer starting points from which news sites can completely customise the form and function of their sites. Both are written in $gimme, Sourcefabric's news-centric templating language that extends the popular PHP Smarty framework.</p> <ul> <li>More information: <a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org</a></li> <li>Check out the <a href="http://vimeo.com/channels/newscoop#40860960" target="_blank">Newscoop 4 Video Lounge</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/attachment/52/Newscoop%204%20Screenshots.zip" target="_blank">Screenshots</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/attachment/51/Newscoop%20Press%20Photos.zip" target="_blank">Press Photographs</a></li> </ul> <h2>For the diary...</h2> <p>Newscoop 4 release: Wednesday 25 April<br />Newscoop 4 presentation: Sunday 29 April at 16.00 in the Sala Priori, at Hotel Brufani.</p> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewscoop&amp;width=600&amp;height=400&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <br clear="all"> News Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:47:18 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1166 Newscoop 3.5.5 and Newscoop 4 RC4 security releases http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1141 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=761" alt="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA" title="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA</p></div><p></p> <p>After being informed of vulnerabilities in <a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop" rel="nofollow">Newscoop</a> by <a href="https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23084" rel="nofollow">High-Tech Bridge SA</a>, we’ve released two updates - <strong>Newscoop 3.5.5 and Newscoop 4 RC4</strong>. </p> <div>The vulnerabilities affect <strong>all versions of Newscoop prior to 3.5.4</strong> and upgrade should be applied as soon as possible. </div> <div> </div> <div>It also affects any <strong>development, beta or RC versions of Newscoop 4.0 (up to RC3</strong>) - for these sites, immediate upgrade to Newscoop 4 RC4 is recommended. This is not an official stable release yet and not recommended for production servers. We also sneaked some other improvements and bug fixes into this release (here's the full <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10000&amp;version=10540" rel="nofollow">changelog</a>).</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/newscoop3journalists_en/ch032_backup-and-upgrade/" rel="nofollow">Here’s the full lowdown on how to upgrade.</a> (Newscoop 4 users should also <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/loJw" rel="nofollow">check the wiki</a>.)  </div> <div> </div> <div>Here are the tarballs for manual install:  </div> <div> <ul> <li><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/newscoop/files/3.5.5/" rel="nofollow">Newscoop 3.5.5 download</a></li> <li><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/newscoop/files/4.0.0/" rel="nofollow">Newscoop 4 RC4 download</a></li> </ul> <div>If you have any questions about the issues or the upgrade, please drop us a line in the <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/13939/newscoop-3.5.5-and-newscoop-4-rc4-released-to-address-vulnerabilities" target="_blank">forum</a>. </div> <p><strong>Further reading: <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/873" target="_blank">What to look forward to in Newscoop 4</a>...</strong></p> <p> </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewscoop&amp;width=600&amp;height=400&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></div> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:21:01 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1141 Yemen Times launches news platform, restores lost archive using Newscoop http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1054 <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31319626@N00/5462815992/" target="_blank"></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=703" alt="Sanaa, Yemen, February 20th 2011. Credit: Sallam" title="Sanaa, Yemen, February 20th 2011. Credit: Sallam" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Sanaa, Yemen, February 20th 2011. Credit: Sallam</p></div><p></a></p> <p><strong>Yemen Times, the country's first and most widely-read independent English-language newspaper, has launched their new website <a href="http://www.yementimes.com" target="_blank">yementimes.com</a> and has begun to restore the largest online news database in Yemen.</strong></p> <p>Having experienced severe technical difficulties that threatened the newspaper's online existence for more than two years, the newspaper collaborated with <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/about/who/" target="_blank">open source software developers Sourcefabric</a> to build an entirely new platform. After serious data loss involving the organisation's digital archive of news dating back to 1997, Yemen Times' struggle peaked in 2011 when their website was taken offline.</p> <p>"This was especially heart breaking," said Yemen Times publisher and editor in chief Nadia al-Sakkaf. "2011 was a time when the world wanted to know more about Yemen with the Arab spring and the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaqi."</p> <p>Despite the technical difficulties, al-Sakkaf, who has an MSc in Information Systems Management, and her organisation, which has reporters on the ground in Sana'a, Taiz, Aden and Hodeida, were vital in reporting on the political situation in the May 2011 leadership crisis in Yemen.</p> <p>"We write news in a neutral and professional way. However the world did not know," said Nadia al-Sakkaf. "In a time of technology and web 3.0 if you are not online, you don't exist. Being online is not just having a functional website, it is also about traffic and how many people read your news."</p> <p>It was shortly after this in 2011 that she approached Sourcefabric, a Czech organisation specialising in open source newsrooms. The two organisations worked together to use Sourcefabric's <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/" target="_blank">open source content management system (CMS) Newscoop</a> to improve interdepartmental communication via the web, build a secure and stable platform that stayed online, restore and import the news archive, and make Yemen Times content more visible on the web.</p> <p>"This new website is like a rescue boat," said al-Sakkaf. "Now we are at last visible, and can recover our old database manually."</p> <p>Under al-Sakkaf, the Yemen Times has published several books such as Breaking the Stereotype, a book on Yemeni women's experience as political candidates in elections. Al-Sakkaf is also looking now to broadcast news via radio with firstly an online station using Sourcefabric's open source software Airtime, and eventually creating Yemen's first independent FM station - although, until now there has been no regulation or law for broadcast media.</p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/magda-abufadil/nadia-al-sakkaf-yemen-tim_b_154518.html" target="_blank">In 2008 the Huffington Post</a>'s Magda Abu-Fadil said of al-Sakkaf, "her stride is fast, her energy seems boundless, she seeks reforms, she's bold, she's articulate, she's young, and she has her own newspaper in Yemen to use as a platform for action."</p> <h2>About Yemen Times</h2> <p><a href="http://www.yementimes.com" target="_blank">http://www.yementimes.com</a></p> <p>The Yemen Times is unified Yemen's first and most widely-read independent English-language newspaper. The paper is published twice-weekly (on Mondays and Thursdays) and has its own printing press,advertising associates and news service. It was founded in 1991 by Professor Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, a leading economist and human-rights activist, who was also its editor and publisher until he died in a traffic accident in 1999. The Yemen Times (www.yementimes.com) is among the strongest in influencing the government and in reflecting public opinion. It was the first Yemeni paper to go online in 1997.</p> <h2>About Sourcefabric</h2> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">http://www.sourcefabric.org</a></p> <p>Sourcefabric is established as a Czech non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Prague, branches in Berlin and Toronto, and representatives in Minsk, Guatemala, Warsaw, Belgrade and Cluj. It started life as CAMP in 1998, the new-media arm of the Media Development Loan Fund. In 2010 it launched as a wholly autonomous organisation securing private funding that propelled Sourcefabric into the ranks of one of the largest European open source projects for news and media. In 2011 they won a Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism for their work with the radio network West Africa Democracy Radio.</p> <h2>About Nadia al-Sakkaf</h2> <p><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/nadia_al_sakkaf_see_yemen_through_my_eyes.html" target="_blank">See Nadia's TED talk</a>.</p> <p>Nadia al-Sakkaf is the editor-in-chief of the Yemen Times, the most widely read English-language newspaper in Yemen. She was a speaker at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she spoke about the challenges of her job, especially as a woman, in the media and in the Arab world. Al-Sakkaf became the chief editor of the newspaper in March 2005, and has become a leading voice in Yemen and global media on issues of media, gender, development and politics. Ms. Al-Sakkaf was the first recipient of the Gebran Tueni Award in 2006, given by the World Association of Newspapers and An-Nahar Newspaper in Beirut.</p> <br clear="all"> News Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:16:45 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/1054 Newscoop 4.0 Beta released with themes, community builder and article playlists http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/873 <p> </p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=646" alt="A snapshot of the TagesWoche community which gained 2500 users in its first week." title="A snapshot of the TagesWoche community which gained 2500 users in its first week." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">A snapshot of the TagesWoche community which gained 2500 users in its first week.</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Newscoop 4.0, the open source content management system for online news media, has been released in beta and is ready for testing!</strong></p> <p>Developed in close partnership with the groundbreaking online-print hybrid Swiss newspaper <a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/788" target="_blank">TagesWoche</a>, Newscoop 4.0 builds in an all new community management feature-set, totally overhauls the look and feel of your site with Themes and adds great extra functionality for ordering, connecting and displaying articles.</p> <p>As ever, beta software means we're still working on things so Newscoop 4.0 is not for production or live sites - yet. By installing, testing and reporting bugs, you can really help us to get the final version ready.</p> <p>You can report bugs direct to the developers in the <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/categories/newscoop-development" target="_blank">Newscoop forum</a>. So... what are you waiting for?</p> <p><strong><a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/loJw" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0 and set up your own test site!</a></strong></p> <p>Once you are done, look out for these new features...</p> <h2>Build a community!</h2> <p>Newscoop now allows the construction of a <strong>fully-fledged online community</strong> - readers are able to set up accounts, manage a profile, message and follow other users, subscribe to news and topics, and comment on articles. Newscoop allows you to <strong>manage all these users and their activity</strong>, and then display them on the front page with a new activity feed widget.</p> <h2>Improved themes.</h2> <p>With Newscoop's themes, <strong>complex platforms can be redesigned with one click</strong>. They are 100% customisable and our new 2012 Theme Park will bring a whole selection of free themes to your fingertips. Newscoop's easy backup allows you to <strong>export your theme and share</strong> to any other Newscoop installation. Import, browse, delete and switch between any of the themes you've downloaded - all from the Newscoop interface.</p> <h2>Play with articles.</h2> <p><strong>Article Playlists</strong> allow editors and journalists to easily create lists of articles and display them on the site (perfect for Articles of the Week or round-ups). With <strong>Related Articles</strong>, journalists can now 'relate' articles to other articles from the Article Edit screen, allowing connections to be made between articles regardless of the author or topic (great for features and reviews). <strong>Pending Articles</strong> gives editors instant access to a list of all articles which haven't yet been published, allowing them to manage their workload and quickly sign off stories.</p> <h2>Better comments.</h2> <p>Newscoop's overhauled comments system allows your readers to have their say, and your journalists to manage the interactions effortlessly. A clean new graphical interface allows you to <strong>easily approve, hide, delete and rate comments</strong> (plus ban the occasional miscreant). A new Feedback Messaging system also allows readers to contact journalists directly to air their view or perhaps break a new story.</p> <p><strong>We love to get feedback and are looking forward to hearing your thoughts. If you find a bug or run into issues, don't despair! That's exactly what betas are for!</strong></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:09:22 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/873 Sourcefabric announces newsroom tool for independent media http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/superdesk/latestnews/801 <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31779558?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=009360" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sourcefabric has announced it has begun work on a new software called Superdesk, which joins Airtime and Newscoop in its suite of free, open source tools for independent media. Superdesk's aim is to allow news organisations to build flexible, scalable newsrooms and deliver content to any available platform. Superdesk has been nominated as a finalist in the Ashoka Changemakers Citizen Media Innovation award.</strong></p> <p>The tool's core principle is "create once, publish everywhere" (COPE). Using APIs and content management, Superdesk allows newsrooms to pull in information from newswires, RSS, tools like InDesign, and social media and then output to web, mobile, radio, TV, and print. Forward planning calendars, source and data management and revenue components allow newsrooms to structure, prioritise and monetise their content.</p> <p>"Superdesk's central paradigm will be the web, but it will be able to deliver on any platform, any device, anywhere, anytime," said Sava Tatić, managing director at Sourcefabric. "Flexibility is key. Rather than trying to build a tool made for everyone's newsroom, we are making a tool that everyone can build their newsroom upon."</p> <p>Superdesk's lead consultant is David Brewer a media strategist who has consulted on newsrooms for Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN and ITV. "It's a dream come true for me," he said. "Superdesk could become the publication tool of choice for all who want to deliver content to multiple devices and a massive boost to the establishing of independent media."</p> <p>Work on the project has already begun, with prototype features already benefiting newspapers like the new print-online hybrid TagesWoche in Switzerland. TagesWoche is using Print Desk, which brings print and online processes into one workflow, and Feed Ingest, which integrates external newswire feeds into the editorial process. Both features will make it into the first Superdesk release, due in Summer 2012.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/en/community/blog/800/" target="_blank">For more information visit Sourcefabric's blogpost.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.changemakers.com/citizenmedia/entries/newscoop" target="_blank">View the Ashoka Changemakers entry.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tageswoche.ch" target="_blank">Visit the TagesWoche site.</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="mailto:adam.thomas@sourcefabric.org" target="_blank"><strong>For more information, contact Adam Thomas at Sourcefabric.</strong></a></p> <br clear="all"> Superdesk News Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:23:16 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/superdesk/latestnews/801 Journalism goes open source at Mediafabric in Prague http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/785 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=603" alt="Peter Kahler talks about WADR at Mediafabric 2011." title="Peter Kahler talks about WADR at Mediafabric 2011." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Peter Kahler talks about WADR at Mediafabric 2011.</p></div><p> </p> <p>Mediafabric 2011 saw over 250 guests arrive from five continents this weekend in Prague to explore new ideas at the intersection of journalism and open technology. The one day conference and two day hackathon was organised by Sourcefabric, a Czech not-for-profit promoting open source tools for journalists.</p> <p>Former MI5-agent Annie Machon told journalists to consider the safety of their sources with multiple phones and a use of OpenPGP and stated that whistleblowers also need open source tools. Peter Kahler, station director at Knight-Batten Award winners West Africa Democracy Radio, told of the 500% increase in site visits since they switched to open source newsroom tools like Newscoop and Airtime.</p> <p>Sarah Hartley of the Guardian, Mariano Blejman of Página/12 , Luis Manuel Botello of ICFJ, James Breiner of Tsinghua University and David Brewer of Media Helping Media also all called upon media to continue technological development whilst maintaining core values.</p> <p>"Online media and citizen journalism are wake-up calls for the traditional press to re-invent itself, for journalists to relearn what their profession is all about," said conference speaker and editor of the Nepali Times Kunda Dixit. "We need a paradigm shift in the way we do journalism."</p> <p>In the following two days, developers, software engineers and journalists met to improve existing platforms for news delivery, including RadioDNS, a system for hybrid radio broadcast, and SoundCloud, an audio-sharing platform with over 7 million users.</p> <p>The event was covered internationally, broadcast on the homepage of livestream.com and partnered by ReadWriteWeb, European Youth Press, Leaders Vision, Transitions Online, expats.cz, Hackerspace Prague, Mediafun and SoundCloud.</p> <p><strong>For full speaker biographies and project links please visit <a href="http://conference.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">conference.sourcefabric.org</a>.</strong></p> <br clear="all"> News Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:34:04 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/785 Sourcefabric Extends News Design Contest Deadline http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/770 <p> </p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=476" alt="The Newscoop ZEN* theme, broken down into its template blocks " title="The Newscoop ZEN* theme, broken down into its template blocks " border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Newscoop ZEN* theme, broken down into its template blocks </p></div><p></p> <p>Sourcefabric has extended the deadline of its global news design contest to 1800h GMT on October 7th 2011 following a late surge of interest from Spanish and Russian speaking countries.</p> <p>Designers are asked to send in mock-ups of news sites that invent fresh ways to display journalistic content, integrate comments, incorporate social media and adapt site design to mobiles and tablets.</p> <p>Winners get plane tickets to historic Prague, where they'll get checked into an exclusive hotel and then escorted to the <a href="http://conference.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Mediafabric</a> 2011 conference to meet some of the world's leading media experts. Their design will be showcased at the conference and online, and winners will get a further two days of workshops to refine and implement their design with a team of news professionals.</p> <p>"After announcing the full line-up of Mediafabric, and with the contest featuring on blogs such as the hugely popular Fayerwayer, we got a huge surge of interest," said Sourcefabric's Latin American representative Claudia Cruz. "It's a global contest and now the news has spread, we thought it only fair to make sure everybody had the same chance to prepare their design in time."</p> <p>The contest is free to enter at <strong><a href="http://contest.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">contest.sourcefabric.org</a></strong> where designers can view a sample site and upload their finished artwork or templates. Entries will be judged on how they explore new potential for headlines, pictures, videos, audio, widgets, banners and reader interaction on news websites.</p> <br clear="all"> News Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:26:31 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/770 Sourcefabric launches theme contest at first Central American conference http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/669 <p></p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=468" alt="ZEN* a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to the device it's being viewed on." title="ZEN* a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to the device it's being viewed on." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">ZEN* a Newscoop theme that automatically resizes to the device it's being viewed on.</p></div><p> </p> <p>Sourcefabric took the occasion of their first ever Central American conference on July 15th 2011 to launch a new global theme contest. Designers worldwide are invited to submit themes for Newscoop, the open source CMS for news organisations.</p> <p>The keynote speaker at the conference, called Software de código abierto para Medios de Vanguardia (Open Source Software for Cutting Edge Media), was Douglas Arellanes, co-founder of Sourcefabric. The Czech Republic-based, not-for-profit organisation support independent journalism through open source software, services and support.</p> <p>"We've been working in Central America for a number of significant organisations," said Douglas Arellanes. "Newscoop powers El Faro, the first online-only news site in Central America, and ElPeriódico de Guatemala which receives over a quarter of a million unique visitors a month."</p> <p>Sourcefabric's Newscoop Theme Contest gives aspiring designers a chance to submit themes for newspaper sites like El Faro. Two winning entries will receive all-expenses paid trips to Prague for Sourcecamp 2011, the annual get-together of the Sourcefabric community.</p> <p>The contest is free to enter at <a href="http://contest.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">contest.sourcefabric.org</a>, where designers can download a sample theme and view the competition's guidelines. Newscoop uses a templating language called $gimme which works alongside CSS and HTML to enable designers to have complete control over the look and feel of the website.</p> <br clear="all"> News Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:58:56 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/news/669 Newscoop 3.5.3 released May 19th http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/624 <p> </p><div class="cs_img"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=415" alt="Newscoop 3.5.3 dashboard." title="Newscoop 3.5.3 dashboard." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 3.5.3 dashboard.</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 3.5.3, the open source content management system for professional journalists, was released by Sourcefabric on May 19th. Three is the magic number for Newscoop 3.5.3, with 33 bug fixes ranging from the powerful search interface, to the wysiwyg article edit screen, to the installation process itself.</p> <p>Check out an <strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">online demo of Newscoop</a></strong> or<strong> <a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en//newscoop/download/" target="_blank">download now for free</a></strong>.</p> <p> </p> <h2>What’s new?</h2> <p>Some great community bug reports led to a detailed examination and improvement of the way Newscoop handles lists of articles. A couple of issues relating to user permissions and selecting articles have been dealt with, but perhaps the most significant improvement relates to searching for content in translated issues. Search now pulls up all content from translated issues meaning it’s easier than ever before to manage multilingual sites.</p> <p>Improvements to the TinyMCE editor performance mean article creation is now more stable. Reported bugs involving the HTML button unnecessarily cleaning code for embedded objects and an occasional failure to save content were identified and zapped. Upgrading also no longer creates an occasional error in the TinyMCE editor.</p> <p>Newspapers interested in freemium, paywall or enhanced content models will be pleased to know ReCaptcha for Newscoop’s subscription feature is now implemented - bye-bye bots! Blog listings (blogs, entries, comments) were also improved with new pagination and a link to blog entries list added to make finding content easier.</p> <p>Finally, install, login, backup and restore - the cornerstones of your system engineer’s happiness - all continue to be improved in an effort to make everything on the backend safer and easier to use.</p> <p><strong>Too busy to upgrade? We know how you feel. Why don't you get on with the job of making news and let us deal with the technical side of things? <a href="http://services.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Sourcefabric offers exceptional support, hosting and services</a>.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Demo Newscoop 3.5.3 online</a></li> <li><a href="http://login.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Head over to our free community platform</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download now for free</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 19 May 2011 17:37:41 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/624 Newscoop 3.5.2 is out! http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/570 <p>Sourcefabric announced the release of Newscoop 3.5.2 on March 15th 2011. Formerly known as Campsite, Newscoop takes Sourcefabric’s decade-long experience of making tools for news organisations and builds an open content management system for professional journalists.</p> <h2><a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org/download">Download Newscoop 3.5.2 now!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop 3.5.2 addresses security and stability issues with over 60 bug fixes, including improvements to the dashboard (your customisable workspace just got faster), the article edit screen (cleaner, stabler WYSIWYG editing, previewing and image handling) and the blogs, interviews and polls plugins (plus a new plugin enabling reCAPTCHA in comments). There are a few changes behind the scenes too which deal with tightening security so upgrade is strongly recommended.</p> <p>Newscoop comes packaged with<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/" target="_blank"> templates too</a>, including The Journalist, a brand-new template that builds on a classic Wordpress design and is aimed at journalists who have outgrown their blog. Clean and simple, it’s the perfect antidote to overworked commercial blogging platforms.</p> <h2>Key features of Newscoop</h2> <ul> <li>Geolocation tool. Map out your content, using point and click or GPS data. Data can be displayed using Google Maps, Mapquest Open or OpenStreetMap.</li> <li>Credit multiple authors and manage their bio, image and information in one central place.</li> <li>Content can be structured in news-friendly issues, sections and different article types.</li> <li>Templating. Produce anything from HTML5 to mobile, or use our new range of custom-built magazine and newspaper templates.</li> <li>Overhauled GUI with new drag and drop widget dashboard (add Google gadgets, RSS feeds, image archives and more) and Article Edit page.</li> <li>Page caching engine, speeds up your pages by between 8-50 times over uncached speed on production environments. Especially useful for VPS hosts where APC or memcached is not available.</li> </ul> <h2>Links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org">More information on Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org/download">Download now!</a></li> <li><a href="http://manuals.sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">Guide to upgrade and installation</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/newscoop/files/3.5.2/">Full changelog</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:01:21 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/570 Newscoop 3.5.1 released! http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/510 <p>On 18th February 2011, Sourcefabric announced the release of Newscoop 3.5.1. Formerly known as Campsite, Newscoop takes Sourcefabric&rsquo;s decade-long experience of making tools for news organisations (not to mention the many years before that of actually working in the industry), and builds an open content management system for professional journalists.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org/download">Download Newscoop 3.5.1 now!</a></strong></p> <p>Newscoop introduces some of the most powerful geolocation tools ever seen in an CMS, a modern new graphical interface, and a powerful templating engine capable of producing anything from HTML 5 to mobile.</p> <p>Newscoop 3.5.1 was released as a security update to 3.5 and fixed an XSS vulnerability in the admin login page plus front end vulnerablities to Cross-Site Scripting attacks. <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10000&amp;version=10390">The full changelog can be found here.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Key features of Newscoop 3.5.1</h2> <ul> <li>Geolocation tool. Map out your content, using point and click or GPS data. Data can be displayed using Google Maps, Mapquest Open or OpenStreetMap.</li> <li>Credit multiple authors and manage their bio, image and information in one central place.</li> <li>Content can be structured in news-friendly issues, sections and different article types.</li> <li>Templating. Produce anything from HTML5 to mobile, or use our new range of custom-built magazine and newspaper templates.</li> <li>Overhauled GUI with new drag and drop widget dashboard (add Google gadgets, RSS feeds, image archives and more) and Article Edit page.</li> <li>Page caching engine, speeds up your pages by between 8-50 times over uncached speed on production environments. Especially useful for VPS hosts where APC or memcached is not available.</li> </ul> <h2>Links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="/admin/articles/newscoop.sourcefabric.org">More information on Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10000&amp;version=10390">Full changelog</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop.sourcefabric.org/download">Download now!</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:03:32 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/510