[typo] [ANN] Release of Typo 5.1 "Cartier Bresson"
joyride88 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 14:35:14 EDT 2008
Frédéric, Piers & contributors: congratulations! You do an amazing work,
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:13 PM, de Villamil Frédéric <
frederic at de-villamil.com> wrote:
> After a long time of development, Typo 5.1 "Cartier-Bresson" was released
> on monday July the 21th at around 8PM GMT and can be considered as a major
> Typo Version.
> It contains :
> ** Multiple users and roles.
> This point actually makes Typo 5.1 a major version. This release introduces
> 3 roles, coming along with various privileges :
> – Administrator, who owns full administrative and publishing power.
> – Publisher, who owns full publishing power on his own contents.
> – Contributors, who only have the right to login and edit their profile.
> There is now an option to allow new users to register by themselves or not.
> If not, the administrator will just have to add them himself in the admin.
> ** Improved admin
> The admin has been heavily refactored to be lighter, easier to use, and
> offer more capabilities.
> – You can now save your posts as drafts. Drafts now appear in a separate
> area of your administration to separarte them from offline posts.
> – New editing interface.
> – Tag autocompletion.
> – A new dashboard that makes daily administration easier.
> – Save as draft capabilities
> – Autosave capabilities (only with simple visual editor)
> – Revamped UI
> – Many more...
> ** New default theme
> After leaving the too much long used Azure theme for some templates found
> on open source design websites, we realized Typo needed a new default theme.
> We asked O2Source a French web Agency involved in many free and open source
> templates, and they came up with Typographic.
> We wanted something new, far from the classic white and blue fixed width
> wordpressish thing, something with its own personnality, that would take the
> whole screen and adapt many resolutions, and we've been quite delighted with
> what Hélène produced.
> ** Come back of the gem and the installer
> After fixing numerous bugs happening with Typo installed through our
> installer, we were able to provide the gem again, making Typo installation
> easier than ever.
> MySQL is now the default database and SQLITE dependency has been removed.
> ** Lots of code improvement and refactoring
> The code have been improved and refactored, maing Typo lighter than ever.
> This is a guarantee of less errors.
> ** New migrators
> We've included new migrators, allowing easy import from Wordpress and
> Dotclear 1.2 and 2. Typepad and Textpattern may follow soon.
> ** New site with up to date documentation
> The bugtracker has been moved from Trac to Redmine, so has the
> documentation, which has been rewriten in many ways. Access to the doc has
> also been made easier by merging redmine.typosphere.org with
> Lots of bugfixes, too much to say here.
> Frédéric de Villamil
> frederic at de-villamil.com tel: +33 (0)6 62 19 1337
> http://fredericdevillamil.com Typo : http://typosphere.org
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