Striving for convenience: A virtual machine with Cyclone3 installed and pre-configured is now available for download.You can now download, install and play with the Cyclone3 virtual machine prepared to work out of the box.
Why a virtual machine image
Let's imagine you have already tried the demo and liked it. What is the next step? You might want to try to install Cyclone3 yourself. For some users, it might be impossible if they use a Windows machine, a little complicated or they just simply don't have enough time. That is why we have prepared a virtual machine that you can download and install.
Cyclone3 framework uses several technologies: Perl code is the essence. There is a lot of stuff around it though - we have chosen Apache as our running web server, MySQL as the default database, cron as the task scheduling system and a lot of libraries which extend functionality, such as the ability, to handle different types of media and different video codecs.
Of course, anyone is free to customize their installation and extend it in ways that are most suitable for them. For users who are not advanced and for the sake of easy installation and an opportunity to try and mess with anything or if you just happen to be short of time, we have created a virtual machine image.
The image includes:
Ubuntu 7.04 server
Pre-configured Cyclone3 installation on Apache and MySQL
2008-11-20 12:25:06 PST by rfordinal
* New Look
We have simplified and cleared the default look of the environment.
Aiming for greater work area we redesigned or removed unneeded
elements. Additionally we now use a more integrated Tango icon theme set.
* Editing Articles
In effort to make creating and editing articles more pleasant we have
increased the editor area significantly by hiding header elements which
are not needed for most articles.
CSS styles used by the website now can be used directly while
editing articles. This helps authors to see how the final article will
look without the need to preview it.
File attachments can now be added to articles making it easier to share
documents or files.
Images can have a click action associated with them.
* Editing Images
Editing images should now be easier. It is now imposible to save an
image without defining a thumbnail which is now selected as first for
* Drag and Drop
In "Sitemap" tab you can now freely drag any page and in
tab "Content" move any articles into categories. Just try.
* Sitemap - site structure
Editing the page structure has been extended to support more pages.
Currently this section is still under development and more features such
as interactive configuration of page attributes is in progress.
Graphs now take up less space.
* Image downloads.
* Link to file copy support in articles.
* Welcome screen.
* Known bug fixes.
* German localization
2007-05-15 06:26:38 PDT by rfordinal
Developement process in Cyclone3 forwards and now we have a new pre-version of XULadmin. This is latest pre-release. Only few changes has beed made and bugs fixed.
What is new?
* Drag&Drop in Sitemap
* Drag&Drop of articles into category
* Autofocus to listings, when another category selected
* If editing new article, preselect category by active category in content structure
* Allow to enable/disable page items from menu
* Some bugs fixed
2007-05-01 04:51:55 PDT by rfordinal
Developement process in Cyclone3 forwards and now we have a new pre-version of XULadmin. It changes whole XULadmin and brings new features in Cyclone3.
What is new?
*) all icons are changed to tango-icon standard
*) new universal toolbar for content and other usability and visual updates
*) attachements for articles
*) added editing styles for articles - web, semantic, none
*) now you can define classes for tags in article
*) action attribute for images in articles
*) related pages in sitemap
*) started code reorganization and standardization for better developement
2007-04-13 06:47:33 PDT by rfordinal
After a month, we released new pre-version of Cyclone3 XULadmin. It brings new face for article editor and some small change in whole XULadmin.
List of improvements:
*) New article editor - nicer editor face, new context menu, adjustable width of article, new source view, updated toolbar
*) Downloading of images
*) Linkcopy for files
*) Preview testmode
*) Welcome screen
*) Improved customization
Enjoy this new better XULadmin!
2007-03-06 06:26:49 PST by rfordinal