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What is elxis

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Elxis CMS is an open source content management system (CMS) released under the GNU/GPL license. You can use Elxis to build simple to complex web sites without the need of having programming skills. Elxis CMS is provided for free and without any guarantee. Our headquarters are located in Athens, Greece. Elxis CMS is being developed by the Elxis Team a team of friends passioned to open source software.

History of Elxis

Elxis born on December 2005. The scope of the project was to develop a simple but powerful content management system that would respect idividual user needs and, most important, his native language. Elxis was based on a modified, by Ioannis Sannos, version of Mambo CMS v4.5.2.3 that had back-end language support. After 6 months of hard work, on June 2006, the first version of Elxis, 2006.0 Zeus, was ready and the first Elxis sites appeared in the world wide web. Elxis 2006.0, 2006.1 and 2006.2 were private releases as there was a dispute between the co-founders of the project whether Elxis should be a public open CMS or a private one. This changed on October 2006 with version 2006.3. Elxis 2006.3 was the first Elxis public release. Version 2006.4 was the last release of the 2006.x generation, a version that used widely. By the time Elxis 2008.0 was released Elxis get into a new phase. More powerful and, most important, more open than ever, Elxis spread its wings to the world. Since its beggining, Elxis has been istalled and used in about 100,000 web sites all arround the world. Elxis Team continiously update Elxis core, add new features, and improve system performance and usability.


Here is a list of all Elxis releases till June 2010 in a chronological order.

Elxis 2006.0 Zeus
Revision: 926
Release date: June, 2006
Development codename: Alpha
Remarks: Elxis first stable version. Took its name from Zeus, the master of the Olympian gods. Private release.

Elxis 2006.1 Rio
Revision: 930?
Release date: July 31, 2006 /05 August 2006
Development codename: ?
Remarks: This version took its codename from a famous Greek bridge in Rio, Patra. It was named like this as in this version Elxis introduced a bridge system that allows you to make an external application co-work with Elxis CMS. Private release.

Elxis 2006.2 Medusa
Revision: 1018
Release date: September 2006
Developement codename: ?
Remarks: Named from the Greek Mythology monster Medusa, that turned people looked at her into stone. Elxis 2006.2 introduced the security tools Flood Blocker and Elxis Defender. Private release.

Elxis 2006.3 OpenMind
Revision: 1060
Release date: October 21, 2006
Developement codename: ?
Remarks: The first Elxis public release. By naming it Open Mind we wanted to give a clear message that Elxis is now here, open and available to all.

Elxis 2006.4 Nestor
Revision: 1080
Release date: December 4, 2006
Development codename: ?
Remarks: Elxis became wiser. This is the last release of the 2006.x generation. Elxis has already changed dramatically from his anchestor (mambo) but these changes are nothing in comparisson to the future releases. Elxis core is ready to be upgraded to a higher level (preparation for the 2008.x/2009.x generations).

Elxis 2008.0 Olympus-DEV [Developers edition]
Revision: 1817
Release date: January 04, 2008
Development codename: Vampire
Remarks: Developers version (not for productional sites) for the second generation of Elxis.

Elxis 2008.0 Olympus
Revision: 1891
Release date: February 10, 2008
Development codename: Vampire
Remarks: After a year of hard work and mass code re-write we introduced Elxis second generation. It was the first, time that we pre-released a DEV version for beta testing because of the many changes that made to the CMS in comparisson to the 2006.x generation. A new generation of third party extensions developed for the new version. Elxis 2008.0 had thousands of downloads and is still being used in many web sites.

Elxis 2008.1 Nemesis
Revision: 2204/2245
Release date: September 29, 2008/December 19, 2008
Development codename: BlackPerl
Remarks: Introduction of Oracle database, PHP 5 and component eBlog. Elxis SEO PRO became even better. The initial release was on September 2008. On December 2008 an updated version was released.

Elxis 2009.0 Pandora
Revision: 2437
Release date: May 22, 2009
Development codename: ?
Remarks: We opened our box of gifts and gave eveything to you. We kept for ourselves just hope. Smart, flexible, fast, easy to administer and solid as rock. Elxis 2009.0 Pandora is a superb CMS.

Elxis 2009.1 Hecate
Revision: 2558
Release date: October 07, 2009
Development codename: Tartarus
Remarks: PHP5/3 compatibility, new search system, pagination and day posts for eblog, template XML parameters, various other small changes and fixes.

Elxis 2009.2 Electra
Revision: 2631
Release date: June 13, 2010
Development codename: Styx
Remarks: System templates, EDC updates, automatic translations, secure urls, system templates, link sharing tools and much more.

Elxis 2009.3 Aphrodite
Revision: 2681
Release date: April 25, 2011
Development codename: Styx2
Remarks: Security and other improvements and fixes.

Elxis 4.0 Nautilus
Revision: 1289
Release date: September 23, 2012
Development codename: Nautilus
Remarks: The first release of the Elxis 4th generation.

Elxis 4.1 Poseidon
Revision: 1441
Release date: May 07, 2013
Development codename: Poseidon
Remarks: Generates a mobile and tablets friendly version of the web site.

The future of Elxis

In Elxis we continiously try new technologies and spent alot of time on research. The CMS source code contain many unique pattents we developed by ourselves. Elxis Team is a leading programming group.