New Release 11/28/2004

A new release is now available on the download page with several bug fixes.  I wanted to get these fixes out before I start work on the Photo Gallery feature. You'll notice a few structural changes in the folder hierarchy. I have moved the Register, Login and User Profile pages into a folder named "Secure". I plan to soon add page level configuration for requiring SSL but by moving these pages into a special folder you have the option in IIS and I guess also in Apache to require SSL for all files in the folder.  I'm just thinking ahead of ways for hardening an installation. I've also moved all files that can by uploaded or updated by the site code into a folder named "Data", this way you have the option of limiting write priveledges for the ASP.NET worker process to this folder and its sub folders rather than having to allow it for the whole site folder structure.

In case you are interested, as of today we've had 281 file downloads about 76 of which are for the VS.NET solution source code. The rest are for deployment files or the monoDevelop solution for the MySQL data layer.

Update: 11/29/2004 There was a problem with the original files I posted yesterday for deployment on monoForge so if you already downloaded it please download again to get the corrected version. Only the monoForge deployment version was affected, it had the wrong version of mojoPortal.Data.dll in the bin.

mojoPortal Listed on Community Site

Many thanks to Joseph Hill for giving mojoPortal a a nice listing on the project page at

It was back in July when I started trying to get ASP.NET working under mono and Joseph Hill helped me several times in the forums at GotMono. Since then has been a primary source for me to connect with other developers who are working with mono.  I encourage anyone who is interested in mono to visit his site, it's a great resource.

Next Release This Weekend

I'm planning to make another release this weekend with a few bug fixes and some improvements to the Administration features. Stay tuned..

Come and Get It!

As promised the first release of code is now available. Please register so I can get a sense of how many people are actually interested in this project since I have put so much effort into it. If you build it will they come?

I also have instructions and a special download for setting up mojoPortal at the free hosting site monoForge. Look under the Documentation menu for that and other documentation.