eVectors IdeaTools available in the United States
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eVectors IdeaTools available in the United States

Robust, Next Generation Content Management System
Available in the United States

Belmont, Massachusetts, USA / Trieste, Italy. – June 15, 2002 – Taking a major step forward, eVectors, Srl today announced the formation of eVectors, U.S.A., a subsidiary focused on bringing the IdeaTools content management system


the enterprise class content management market, The Drupal Project today announced Drupal 4, a substantially enhanced version of the Drupal open source content management platform.  Drupal 4 includes both significant new features as well as a dramatic architectural shift into a fully modular, easily customizable system.  Thanks to this architecture, Drupal is now really a platform for any type of web application as users can easily extend it and modify it to better fit their needs.

Drupal Provides a Robust, Modular Architecture for Content Management

Since its start in December of 2000, Drupal has evolved from a simple content platform into a full fledged, modular architecture platform for web applications.  Among the new features in Drupal 4 are:

  • Blogger API support allowing Drupal to both be posted to and post with the Blogger API
  • Automatic notification to www.weblogs.com of changes to a user's blog
  • An integrated multi-level, multi-attribute taxonomy
  • Enhanced Change tracking
  • Significantly improved theme system
  • Next generation distributed authentication based on XML-RPC allows users to be identified with existing Drupal logins (even across sites) or Jabber or Yahoo logins
  • OPML support for generating XML based outlines via an optional module
  • Full support for XHTML
  • Content Versioning Support
  • Improved News Aggregator and enhanced RSS Support
  • A large number of additional changes – please see the official Change Log

"With close to 100 major sites running Drupal, I anticipate our 4 release being widely adopted.  Not only are there substantial new features but Drupal's innovative caching system has been greatly enhanced providing even better performance than ever before.  I'd like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the whole Drupal developer community.  With developers from all parts of Europe and the U.S., Drupal is really an international open source project. " says Kjartan Mannes, one of the Team Leads for the Drupal 4 release.

About Drupal

Since its start in December of 2000, Drupal has grown into an industrial strength content management solution that can be applied to a variety of different websites including blogs, portals and more.  Drupal is written PHP version 4 and supports a variety of back end databases including MySQL, Postgres SQL and Oracle.

More information on Drupal is available from the main Drupal developer site, www.drupal.org and the Drupal community forum at www.drop.org.  For a complete list of features, please see the official change log.

Drupal is the English pronunciation for the Dutch word 'druppel' which stands for 'drop'. Drupal is a content management/discussion engine suitable to setup or build a content driven or community driven website. We aim towards easy installation, excessive configuration and fine-grained maintenance capabilities. Due to its modular design Drupal is flexible and easy to adapt or extend. Drupal is written using PHP. The source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Mission statement

To develop a leading edge open-source content management system that implements the latest thinking in community publishing, knowledge management, and software design. We value flexibility, simplicity, and utility in our product; teamwork, innovation, and openness in our community; and modularity, extensibility and maintainability in our code.

PR Contacts for Press and Analysts:

Kjartan Mannes, one of the Team Leads
Email: kjartan@drupal.org
Yahoo IM: kjartanmannes

If a U.S. contact is needed, please feel free to contact sjohnson@fuzzygroup.com, Yahoo and AOL IM: fuzzygroup.


Press release written by J. Scott Johnson & Gretchen Cahaly, The FuzzyGroup, Inc.  http://www.fuzzygroup.com/.

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