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FYI Scheduled Downtime for this site

Dear GrokThis.net Customer,

We will be upgrading the treebeard server on Sunday, October 9th,
between the hours of 12am and 4am (EST) to perform hardware maintenance and
software updates. The server should be down for a period of
approximately one (1) hour. We will be adding an additional gigabyte of memory to
this server, resulting in more responsive webpages and more reliable
services.

We apologize for the short notice, but we believe it is best to have
these updates applied quickly.

mono-live CDs with mojoPortal at the PDC

Joseph Hill, the producer of the mono-live CD just produced a fresh version of mono-live including a running copy of the latest mojoPortal on mono 1.1.8.3 and has been distributing them at the PDC in LA. It will be available soon at the mono-live CD site.

Hopefully this will expose more .NET developers to both mono and mojoPortal.

Big Thanks to Joseph!

Release 20050829

A new release of mojoPortal is now available on the download page.

New this release is the inclusion of NeatUpload by Dean Brettle. NeatUpload, licensed under the LGPL, is an ASP.NET HttpModule for handling file uploads gracefully with a progress bar. It works on Windows with IIS or on Linux/Mac OS X with mono using XSP web server or using mod_mono with apache web server. Pretty sweet! Dean developed this specifically for mojoPortal but I'm sure it will be used in countless ASP.NET projects once the word gets out about it.  I really can't imagine an ASP.NET developer that won't want to use it. Previously, mojoPortal shipped with SlickUpload which was disabled by default because it only works on Windows. A similar commercial control ABCUpload I've used before also does not, as far as I know, work under mono. Great work Dean!
Here's a screenshot of the progress bar in action:


you can even stop the upload midstream by clicking the icon.

Also new  is the final release of version 2.0 of FCKEditor, previously we were using RC1.

Thanks to Tom Opgenorth for adding a small enhancement to the Links Module to enable specifying the target. He is currently working on adding categories to the Links module allowing you to organize links in a TreeView by category. That will be a cool option. After that project Tom is planning on implementing a new image gallery using nGallery.

mojoPortal now includes, in addition to US English, culture files for Italian, Portuguese, and Czech.  If anyone transaltes to additional languages, please send me the translated files.