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Akismet module v1.1.0 for Drupal 4.7

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Although it took me a bit more time than expected, I'm happy to say that Akismet module version 1.1.0 for Drupal 4.7 is here.


  • Added experimental feature: anti-spambot options to prevent from Denial of Service (DoS) caused by certain spambots.
  • Rewritten moderation queue. It is now a bit more powerful, allowing operations against multiple items.
  • Code related to admin and cron has been moved to external files which are only loaded when needed. This is to minimize resource consumption during normal site operation.
  • Prevent from sending e-mail notifications to the same user who has written the content.
  • Removed unnecessary code in hook_install.
  • Added a couple of columns to the {akismet_spam_marks} table to speed up some queries. Requires running http://site/update.php

For further information, please check out the files README.txt and INSTALL.txt included in the package.

phpBB 3.0 "Olympus" Beta 1 is here!

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Although it has been a long road, the Olympus Bug Tracker was officially opened 3 months ago ...and now, the 6th phpBB birthday has come with pretty nice present for us all, the first beta has been released. Can't believe it? Go look yourself! ;-)

It's Beta1, with limited support, with no conversion/upgrade tools yet, but hey, it's Olympus and it's really coming!

Protected by Akismet

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Akismet module for Drupal

This site is now running live a module that uses Akismet to check for spam in real time. This is something I starter to write a few months ago, but I had to delay because Drupal 4.7 was not stable enough. But now it's been a few weeks it was released, and it seems I'll have some spare time this week, so I decided to blow off the dust on that folder...

It currently checks for spam in comments. I need to finish the hooks for checking nodes (in Drupal jargon it is normal posts, books, etc.) and add a report or something for the admin side of the site.

I have commited to CVS what I have right now, if you wish to check...

Drupal security team is doing a great job

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Drupal 4.7 was released a few weeks ago and there have been a couple of updates, with a number of security related fixes, already.

In my opinion it can only mean that the Drupal security team is doing a great job now. :-)


phpMiX SourceForge Project

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phpMiX Site News

I registered a project at SourceForge almost a year ago, though it was basically empty. I'm glad that after the recent CVS changes at I finally found the time to commit all phpMiX code to CVS.

Even if it is only to have them at hand, the relevant links to get access to this resource are:

In addition to that, each node in the projects section of this site has a link to the corresponding directory of the online CVS viewer.

All in all, I believe this is the last step I planned sometime ago when I decided to migrate this site to Drupal... but you never know :-) I hope it will all make it easier for everyone to use.

SourceForge changes to CVS service

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I just received a mail that comes with great news about SourceForge CVS service. However, it will require some changes in the way we are currently accessing the CVS (project checkouts, annonymous exports, and so on).

Even if you're not administering a project, I think it might be of your interest to read what staff has emailed to project administrators (you might need to update your CVS client).

Here's the news:

One of primary services, CVS, suffered a series of interrelated, critical hardware failures in recent weeks. We understand how frustrating this CVS outage must be to you and your users; however, our top priority remains preservation of the integrity of your data.

The series of CVS hardware failures prompted us to expedite the deployment of planed improvements to our CVS infrastructure, drawing upon much of the knowledge that we gained from our Subversion deployment. Our improved CVS service architecture, which we plan to deploy tomorrow afternoon (2006-05-12), will offer greater performance and stability and will eliminate several single points of failure.

The Site Status page will be updated as soon as the new infrastructure is rolled out. In the interim, please read the important information provided below to learn about how these changes will affect your project.

Summary of changes, effective 2006-05-12...

Drupal 4.7.0 released!

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After more than a year of development we are ready to release Drupal 4.7.0 to the world. More than five years, 13 major releases, 30+ servicing firms employing 100+ Drupal professionals, 300+ third party modules, and over 55,000+ Drupal powered sites later, Drupal 4.7.0 is finally here and it rocks!

Drupal is an open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal can support a variety of websites ranging from the personal weblog of Tim Berners-Lee, podcast sites like, and community driven sites like, to large media sites like, and even sites for NASA.

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