[typo] [ANN] Release of Typo 5.1 "Cartier Bresson"

Chet Farmer chet at nogators.com
Mon Jul 21 15:17:55 EDT 2008


I know I've been hard on the tool, but let me say here that I am very  
excited about upgrading to this new version, and am eager to give it a  
go!

Chet Farmer
Mobile 713-376-9252

On Jul 21, 2008, at 2:35 PM, "joy ride" <joyride88 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Frédéric, Piers & contributors: congratulations! You do an amazing w 
> ork, thanks!
>
> Cheers, Sazima
>
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:13 PM, de Villamil Frédéric <frederic at de-villamil.c 
> om> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> 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 prof 
> ile.
>
> 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 sepa 
> rate 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  
> trac.typosphere.org.
>
> 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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