Read the official Contao announcements.
Happy fifth birthday, Contao
by Leo Feyer
Exactly five years ago today, the Contao project has been registered at sourceforge.net - it was still called TYPOlight back then. Two weeks later, on March 12th, 2006, version 1 was published.
Since then, the success of the project and its community has grown steadily: In January 2011 alone, the software has been downloaded 25,000 times. Among the many users, there are meanwhile also well-known companies like McFit, Lufthansa Systems or Fujitsu as well as prominent individuals like Demba Ba or Alfons Schuhbeck.
|February 28th, 2006||The TYPOlight project is registered at sourceforge.net
|March 12th, 2006||The first version of the Open Source CMS is released.|
|November 24th, 2006||The software has been totally reworked and version 2 has been published.|
|March 27th, 2007||The first TYPOlight screencast has been created by Ben Robinson.|
|May/June 2007||TYPOlight is mentioned in the press for the first time: the project is featured in the PHP Journal and the Internet Professional magazine.|
|November 6th, 2007||TYPOlight comes in second as "Most Promising Open Source CMS" at the yearly Packt Publishing CMS Award.|
|April 18th, 2008||The first official user meeting takes place in Würzburg, Germany, and the TYPOlight core team is introduced.|
|May 24th, 2008||As the result of a logo competition within the community, the TYPOlight logo is released in its final design.|
|August 6th, 2008||The German version of the project website is launched.|
|September 2nd, 2008||The official TYPOlight book written by the Contao founder and core developer, Leo Feyer, is published by Addison-Wesley.|
|September 10th 2008||The Extension Repository becomes the central platform for third-party extensions and is integrated into the back end.
|April 30th, 2009||With more than 100 tickets, version 2.7 is the biggest release in the history of the project.|
|May 22nd, 2009||The second official user meeting takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.|
|September 23rd, 2009||The project website is being reworked a third time and relaunched with its current design.|
|December 15th, 2009||The first TYPOlight video training is published by Video2Brain.|
|February 16th, 2010||TYPOlight version 2.8 is released.
|May 14th, 2010||The third official user meeting takes place in Essen, Germany. The name change from TYPOlight to Contao is announced.|
|July 2nd, 2010||With the final release of version 2.9, the name change is taking effect. TYPOlight is now Contao.|
|October 7th, 2010||Contao is a guest at the Open Expo 2010.|
|Autumn 2010||Further Contao books and video trainings are published by Galileo Computing, Addison-Wesley and mitp.|
|January 11th, 2011||The planning phase for the Contao conference 2011 begins.|
|January 25th, 2011||The Contao partner programm is reworked and the premium status is created.|
Back to the news overview.