General blog posts about Hotaru and its development.
This quote, courtesy of scam site W3Rocks, is unfortunately quite common:
Hotaru CMS is an open source social bookmarking platform written in PHP. It's just another open source Digg clone, similar to Pligg.
And how about this confused one from Celeb Web News?
HotaruCMS is another content management script serves news submitting and acts just like Digg. Hotaru CMS is a Digg clone script supported with themes and plugin. In short, Hotaru CMS is also known
We've passed a couple of noteworthy milestones this week which I thought I'd highlight.
June 18th marked one year since work began on Hotaru CMS. I was talking with Alan (shibuya) about whether this means Hotaru is one-year old, and we both agreed that it isn't - that would be a year after Hotaru was first released, not when coding started. Even still, I'm very happy that development hasn't slowed down one bit in the last 12 months.
In fact, June 23rd saw the 2,000th commit
With my recent change in the forum, pushing threads into a dedicated "social bookmarking" section, you can probably tell that I'm keen to break out of the social bookmarking mold and into other areas.
When I started building Hotaru almost a year ago, I wanted to...
1. Make it open ended, not limited to social bookmarking like our predecessor (Social Web CMS)
2. Make a set of social bookmarking plugins to
a) demonstrate the plugin system
b) allow SWCMS
You'll see we've updated a lot of plugins ready for Hotaru 1.2. Just that alone was a gargantuan task, taking most of the evening. In the morning, we'll tidy up a few more loose ends and get the new core package out for you to download.
Thanks for your patience!
I was thrilled recently when Assembla.com chose Hotaru CMS as their "Featured Project".
Assembla is where we host Hotaru's code, organize tickets and determine milestones. I first used Assembla when I joined Social Web CMS back in 2008, and had no qualms about setting up an Assembla space for Hotaru, too. Recently, Sergio and the team have made a number of improvements to the service, including community support and promotion of open