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rhuk Solarflare II – A template with a gray/red theme that is optimized for screen widths of 1024px or greater.  This template is for use with Joomla! 1.6.x.  It will not work on Joomla! 1.5.x sites.

  • Compatible with Joomla 1.6 Stable, 10 January 2011
  • Tested with IE7, IE8 and Firefox 2.x.x, 3.6.x, Chrome8.0.552.224 on Win XP Pro, Win Vista Ultimate-64, Win 7 Ultimate-64; Firefox 2.x.x, 3.6.x and Chrome8.0.552.224 on Ubuntu Linux 9.10
  • Last updated on 2011-01-11.

Frameworks and Licenses

The Joomla! CMS Project recently announced a change in the policy for listing 3rd-party extensions on their popular JED site.  The new policy requires that all 3rd-party extensions must use the GPL license in order to be listed on the directory.  Furthermore, they will no longer accept extensions that contain encrypted code, which some open source software developers use to discourage individuals and warez sites from redistributing their software.

This came as no big surprise to me, as  Joomla's overall policy on extension licensing, which was announced about 18 months ago, is that extensions to Joomla!, which is GPL, are, by definition, GPL since they are considered "derivative works."

While I personally have no problem with this new policy (other than wondering why GPL-compatible licenses are not allowed), I wondered if anyone had really thought about what the long term effect of a GPL-only policy would be on one of Joomla's often stated future goals.  That being the desire to have the Joomla! CMS spawn a companion "application framework" upon which a number of diverse applications could be built.   

One thought that crossed my mind while burning a minimal amount of brain cells thinking about this was: ...read more about Frameworks and Licenses

Joomla! 1.5 Templates

These templates are versions of the popular rhuk Solarflare II template that was initially developed for the Mambo CMS and subsequently modified for use with the Joomla! CMS 1.0.x releases.  A number of the Mambo and Joomla! based sites out there today still use this template or a variation thereof.

The templates have been tested in the following environments:

  • IE7, IE8 and Firefox 2.x.x, 3.x.x on Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Ultimate-64, and Windows 7 Ultimate-64
  • Firefox 2.x.x, 3.x.x and Chrome 6.0.427.0 dev on Ubuntu Linux 9.10.

A demo of the templates is available here.

The following templates are for use with Joomla! 1.5.x running in native mode.  They will not work on Joomla! 1.0.x or Mambo sites.

Red/Orange theme, 800px, top menu right (Download) Solarflare II Red/Orange theme, 800px, top menu right

Red/Gray theme, 800px, top menu on right (Download) Solarflare II Gray/Red theme, 800px, top menu right

Red/Gray theme, 800px, top menu on left (Download) Solarflare II Gray/Red template, 800px, top menu left

Red/Gray theme, 1024px, top menu on right (Download) Solarflare II Gray/Red template, 1024px, top menu right

Red/Gray theme, 1024px, top menu on left (Download) Solarflare II Gray/Red template, 1024px, top menu left

This page and the download files were last updated on 24 June 2010.

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