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    Jun
    18th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg on GitHub

    Elgg developers probably noticed that our trac and code sites were offline this Thursday and Friday. We took these services down to make one of the biggest transitions in Elgg’s development history: migrating our code repositories from SVN to GitHub. In addition to changing VCSs, we also moved the sites to the Oregon State University’s Open Source Labs, who donate hosting services to Elgg and a number of other OSS communities.

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    Jun
    15th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.10 released

    Elgg 1.7.10 has been released to address multiple security issues in all previous versions of Elgg. Admins should upgrade immediately to keep their networks and users safe.

    Aung Khant from the YGN Ethical Hacker Group discovered multiple reflected cross site scripting vulnerabilities in bundled plugins and provided details so we could get a fix out quickly. Thanks again to Aung and the YGN Ethical Hacker Group!

    Elgg 1.7.10 also contains a few enhancements, bugfixes, and API changes.

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    Jun
    08th
    by
    Francisco Hidalgo

    Introduction Blog Francisco Hidalgo

    Hello Elgg Community!

    I am a last year undergraduate student of Computer Science at University of Córdoba. University of Córdoba is located in Córdoba which is a small city but is lovely and beautiful. I have been participating and promoting Free Software since 2006 in the University through Aula de Software Libre, a space where students can learn together and share with others.

    I will develop with the aid of Pablo Martin a project called Multilingual Elgg, which aims to transform Elgg in a platform capable of handling content in different languages, and to try to get us closer since the falling of the Babel tower.

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    Jun
    01st
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.7.9 released

    The latest stable version of Elgg has been updated to 1.7.9. This is relatively small release to address a mild security issue and bugs in Elgg 1.7.8. All users are encouraged to upgrade immediately.

    The security enhancement resolves a rare situation in which a page that should be displayed only to logged in or admin users is be exposed when output is sent prematurely. Thanks to Vazco for submitting the report and for debugging the issue!

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    May
    25th
    by
    Saket Saurabh

    Introduction Blog - Saket Saurabh

    Hi, I am Saket Saurabh (Tachyon), a final year undergraduate student of Computer Science and Engineering at Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. Banaras Hindu University is located in Varanasi, India and is the largest residential university in Asia.

    I love writing codes and building applications that can ease the lives of people. I was introduced to open source about three years back and was surprised to see the huge open source community behind it. I really admire the idea of community driven development and how anyone from anywhere can contribute.

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    May
    24th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    ElggCamp Santiago followup

    Susana Cipriota and Lucila Campos at ElggCamp STGO 11 This May I had the opportunity to attend ElggCamp Santiago. Thanks to the hard work from the Condiminds team and the financial assistance from all the sponsors, the event was an amazing success. Lucila Campos from Condiminds writes in with a followup for those who weren't able to attend in person:

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    May
    20th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Weekly core team meetings

    Elgg is growing. In the last year our community, user base, and core team have grown. With the addition of the GSoC students, we wanted to improve the way we communicate both internally and with the community.

    To do this, we've decided to have weekly open core team meetings Thursdays at 7:00pm ET in #Elgg on Freenode. In these meetings we'll discuss what we worked on the previous week, what we want to work on the following week, and will have any discussions about problematic tickets that came up during the course of the week.

    The meetings are open, so anyone is able to attend. If you don't have an IRC client, you can use Freenode's web IRC client. For the meetings, the room will be moderated and at the start of the meeting a moderator will be named who will pass on questions to the general chat. Also, we'll have logs of the meetings so anyone who wants can review them later.

    We think this is a great opportunity for users to see the processes behind Elgg's development and for us to get immediate feedback from our users, so mark your calendars for Thursdays at 7pm ET and be sure to attend our first meeting!

    May
    17th
    by
    Evan Winslow

    GSoC Student Intro - Ravindra

    Hello Elgg!

    I'm Ravindra Nath Kakarla from India (blacktooth on #elgg). I am doing my third year undergraduate course in Computer Science at GITAM University which is located in Vishakhapatnam. I was introduced to Open Source two years back. The principles and ideas of Open Source fascinate me. Since then, I have been developing most of applications using the Open Source technologies. I can comfortably program in C, PHP, Java, Python and JavaScript. Web development is one of my favourite domains of programming. Some of my projects are hosted at bitbucket.

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    May
    11th
    by
    Brett Profitt

    Elgg 1.8 beta1 released

    Elgg 1.8 Beta1After many months of heavy development the core team is pleased to announce that Elgg 1.8 beta1 is available for download! Remember this is a beta and is meant for developers and bug hunters, so please do not use this on a production site!  Addressing over 650 issues, Elgg 1.8b1 is a milestone release representing the most improvements to Elgg since Elgg 1.0. If you haven't been following Elgg 1.8's progress, here's an overview of the main features:

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    May
    10th
    by
    Evan Winslow

    Welcome, GSoC Students!

    We are delighted to announce and welcome the three students that have been chosen to join us for Google Summer of Code this year!  As mentioned previously, there were many high quality applications and it was very hard to turn away so many.  The students we selected truly went above and beyond to set themselves apart during the application process not only as skilled developers, but as willing contributors to open source and excited believers in Elgg.

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