Press Release Two

With its second release, bitweaver provides a clean and powerful content management framework.

Created by: spiderr, Last modification: 08 Jun 2018 (16:01 UTC)

Bitweaver ReleaseTwo Now Shipping

With its second release, bitweaver completes the transition to a modular architecture for its open source web application framework.

Raleigh, NC, USA - Hörbranz, Austria - New York, NY, USA – May 5, 2008 – Bitweaver, a web application framework and content management system with power, flexibility, and simplicity is now available. announces the second release of a cooperatively developed, open source web application that offers a complete suite of powerful web applications in a completely modular design.

The Freedom of Choice

bitweaver's foundation is the modular "bitweaverPackages" system, which simply segments major feature sets into separate components. This empowers developers to quickly add their own proprietary functionality while maintaining a pristine mainline source. It also follows that developers can quickly remove undesirable code with a simple stroke of the delete key. This nets the benefits of open-source development and independent control.

Powerful new Blogging, Forums, Google Maps, Stars, and Tags

Many innovative new features have been added to ReleaseTwo as well as many improvements. New features include a ForumsPackage, GmapPackage, StarsPackage, and TagsPackage.

Improvements include an overhauled BlogsPackage, feature-rich FisheyePackage image galleries package, and vast improvements to the underlying content-management engine, the LibertyPackage.

Web 2.0 Any Way You Like It.

In keeping with bitweaver's open-minded architecture, ReleaseTwo has added support for several Ajax libraries. Each package page can elect to use it's own Ajax library as needed, be it MochiKit, Prototype, or any other popular library.

The CssSchema has been overhauled into a simple, unified design across all packages, allowing for styling generally or styling for specific items of content.

Clean and Powerful

Starting with a simple, powerful installer and continuing through to its streamlined architecture and design, bitweaver ReleaseTwo continues to build a loyal following of professionals and technologists. Special thanks go out to more than 50 developers and contributors who have helped made this release so a success. The bitweaver team of 50+ contributors has continually pounded the source at a tremendous pace of one source commit every 1.6 hours every day for 2.5 years, tallying up 13,000 commits since its first major release.

ReleaseTwo, licensed under the GNU Library or Lesser General Public License, is immediately available for download from and

# # # # #

About Bitweaver

Bitweaver is an advanced, object-oriented, open-source web application framework and content-management system written in PHP. Bitweaver uses the ADOdb database abstraction library and Smarty Templates template presentation framework. Begun in 2003 as an offshoot of the web application known as TikiWiki, bitweaver distinguished itself through thousands of code changes which has led to a high speed, modular, fully customizable web application. Bitweaver prides itself for supporting many Postgres, MySQL, Firebird, and Oracle databases on Linux, Macintosh, and Windows. Due to its modularity, scalability, data integrity, and stability it is ideally suited for enterprise or large-scale, high-traffic websites. Its ease of use makes it also ideal for small sites. Learn more at


Smarty Template Errors

by deek, 10 Nov 2007 (03:15 UTC)

user-friendly language

by DM, 13 Nov 2007 (19:29 UTC)
This press release looks pretty good. My only concern is that we use the names of some of our new packages without really defining them. Sure, we know what StarsPackage and TagsPackage mean, but an outsider won't know that bitweaver has exactly the features they're looking for unless we call them something more accessible in the writeup.

A good example of how to fix this is to look at the description of FisheyePackage, which explicitly says it's an image gallery. I would advocate removing the package names in favor of generic feature descriptions.