This week's news in eZ’s Ecosystem: new legacy releases improving migration to, and adoption of eZ Platform, image optimization in eZ Platform and Symfony plus more.

News

eZ Publish legacy 2017.08

eZ Publish legacy 2017.08 and legacy bridge v1.3.0 are here, offering a single release for both new eZ Platform Enterprise users coming from eZ Publish and for community users that have previously been forced to pick one of the many community forks.

These releases are a joint effort by eZ Systems, the Community Board and Community contributors. Our goal is getting us all back to collaborate on the same source again.

Read the full announcement on the share.ez.no Blog. More about the official support, pro's and con's and more in another announcement on ez.no/Blog.

eZ Systems recognized in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant

“We are honored to be acknowledged yet again in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Positioned as a niche player, eZ Systems is ideal for organizations in search of a proven and affordable CMS solution that enriches their clients’ digital experiences.” Read the full announcement on our blog.

Gartner is the renowned research firm that publishes the annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of vendors and evaluates CMS solutions offered on the market. To learn more about the competitive CMS landscape and why eZ Systems is chosen by its various clients please click the following link.

Image optimizations in eZ Platform and Symfony

Peter Keung from Mugo Web writes about image optimization in eZ Platform and Symfony, more specifically about JPEG quality and stripping image metadata. Did you know in extreme cases, exif data can take up ~87% of the image file size?

“Your eZ site might be serving megabytes of unnecessary image data on every page load. Do your users and your SEO rankings a favour: strip image metadata and set a reasonable image quality setting for your image aliases!”

Peter provides code examples for both removing the exif data, and dealing with JPEG image quality in this article.

eZ Platform nominated for Best Enterprise CMS

Thank you to everyone that voted for eZ Platform and the CMS Critic Award. As you can see we are nominated for 'Best Enterprise CMS', help us win and cast your vote in this form!

In other news:

Resources

Security Advisories

You have seen them before in my Week in Review blogs: Security Advisories. They are published on http://share.ez.no/community-project/security-advisories, and it no longer requires a login. An RSS feed has also been added to this page, to make it easier to track these publications.

Looking for a bundle compatible with eZ Platform? Check out: https://ezplatform.com/Bundles.

Social Media

Re-live or experience WebSummerCamp which took place in the last three days in Rovinj Croatia. Check out the photos on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube, and join us on Slack for any help with eZ Platform or community-related questions.

Events

For more events, make sure to check out this list.

 

Each week we publish a roundup of highlights from the eZ ecosystem. If you have any news or events to share, please contact me.

(Lead image credit: Gavin Brogan, CC)

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