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Silva News Network 2.2 released

Publication date: 10.September.2006, 07:27

18 august 2006 – Infrae has just released SilvaNewsNetwork 2.2 for Silva 1.5.


  • NewsItem infobox showing all related info of a published NewsItem in the edit tab
  • Silva-like layout
  • improved usability
  • uniformed css
  • improved xhtml compliancy

Most important bugfixes

  • fixed approval error
  • fixed rss icon
  • fixed display date rendering and setting
  • fixed publish now error
  • fixed imort/export of InlineNewsViewer
  • fixed render error when a News viewer has a image and PIL is not installed
  • news articles show now publication date or display date if set
  • fixed broken external source

For a full list of changes, see HISTORY.txt in the package.

What is it?

Silva News Network provides a News and Events application for Silva that runs out-of-the-box. It offers the capability to deploy multiple news sources within an organization, say, in different departments, where some or all sources can be aggregated into a central news page. The different departments might have their own news page too. By adjusting SNN filters, editors can choose what target audiences and subjects their aggregator collects, and have granular control of display down to an article level.

Silva News Network viewers can be used ‘as is’ for a news page, or be included inline into a document. Silva templates can display news feeds in a related column. SNN has RSS extensions; a news viewer can publish its contents as RSS. There is also an RSS Aggregator that can be used to pick up and display news from other SNN sources or external RSS and Atom feeds.


Thanks to the University of Luton, University College London, Marc Petitmermet of ETH Zürich, Andrew Altepeter of Bethel University in St. Paul, USA, and the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Informatics for support.


Packages can be downloaded from:

Package 2.2 can be downloaded here:


FMI contact Eric Casteleijn, eric at infrae com, +31 10 243 7051.