[typo] [ANN] Typo 5.4 "Willy Ronis"

Perry Smith pedzsan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 09:18:38 EST 2009

Does this work with Ruby 1.9?

On Dec 19, 2009, at 4:09 AM, de Villamil Frédéric wrote:

> Hello list,
> After 9 months of hard work, we're proud to announce the official  
> release of Typo 5.4 Willy Ronis, the most advanced and user friendly  
> blogging platform on Rails. Despite having a minor version number,  
> Typo 5.4 is a major release, coming with a lot of new features and  
> some bugfixes as Willy Ronis was a great photographer who died this  
> year at the age of 99. Since Typo 5.4 fixes some major security  
> issues, you should really think about upgrading. Typo 5.4 is  
> avaliable at http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=555&release_id=41989  
> or as a gem.
> Typo 5.4 is also a major release because we had many contributors  
> from all over the world sending new features and fixes along this  
> year. After contributing for a while, Matijs van Zuijlen (http://www.matijs.net/ 
> ) finally joined the core team in late February and did a great job  
> on this release. We would also like to thank, in alphabetical order:  
> Diego Elio 'Flameeyes' Pettenò, Edward Middleton, Erik Ostrom, Hans  
> de Graaff, Jakob Skov-Pedersen, Kurt Werle, Michael Reinsch, Mike  
> Mondragon, Wei Jen Lu, Yuka Ouka, jzellman, and mpagalan.
> So, what's new in Typo 5.4? A lot of things
> = A brand new theme
> As we announced on our blog, Typo has now a default new theme. True  
> Blue 3 is a port of the theme used at http://t37.net. Typographic is  
> a great theme, but we needed something that would fit everyone's  
> blog. Typographic is still proposed as a standard theme in Typo, but  
> it's not the default theme anymore.
> = A brand new admin
> Once again, we've deeply changed the admin. It now comes in the same  
> blue flavor we've been using on True Blue 3. Some things have moved,  
> some others have disappeared.
> = Performances improvement
> Performances improvement has been a huge part of the work on Typo  
> 5.4. We followed 3 axes to give Typo better performances:
> * Switching to Rails 2.3.4 divided the memory footprint by 2 since a  
> major bug was fixed in this release.
> * Removing lots of dead, legacy code made Typo slightly faster. It  
> may break your theme though, but the changed are easy.
> * Switching from Ruby Bluecloth to C Bluecloth 2 has surprising  
> effects on page generation speed. Generating a page with 4500  
> comments switched from more than 2 minutes to about 2 seconds on our  
> testing machines.
> = Autosave for all
> Previsouly reserved to new posts only with the simple editor,  
> autosave is now avaliable when you create and edit posts, on both  
> simple and visual editor.
> = New visual editor
> Speaking of the visual editor, we've upgraded to the new CKEditor,  
> aka FCKEditor 3. Lighter, producing better code, CKEditor is the new  
> generation of visual web editors. CKEditor is now plugged to Typo  
> resources engine, providing better backward compatibility with older  
> blogs. Switch between simple and visual editor without losing  
> content has also been fixed.
> = Articles preview
> A long awaited feature was the article preview during edition. It is  
> now avaliable, so you can be sure of what you're going to publish.
> = User creation simplified
> Users creation from the front end has been simplified. You now just  
> need to provide a login and an email, and you're done!
> = Users public profiles
> Users public pages are back, coming with an improved profile,  
> allowing you to display your msn, aim, or twitter id. You can also  
> chose the name you'll display on screen, chosing from your login,  
> real name, or anything else. Authors also have their RSS and Atom  
> feed back. An author sidebar is now also avaliable.
> = Chinese support
> Simple Chinese joins the number of languages supported by Typo. Cool.
> = Better Wordpress converter
> Wordpress converter has been greatly improved, fixing lots of points  
> that made the import incomplete: pages imported as article, spam  
> comments considered as ham, blog name and subtitle not imported...  
> Switching to Typo has never been easier.
> = Secondary layout for pages
> Lost of users have been asking for the possibility to define a  
> secondary layout for pages. It's now done. Just add a pages.html.erb  
> in your theme layout directory, mix some HTML and Ruby and you're  
> done!
> = Cache unification
> Since we've fixed the static cache, we've decided to drop the cached  
> model support along with the memcache support for cache model. It  
> results in a lighter, simpler code, and less errors possible.
> We hope you'll enjoy using this release as much as we enjoyed  
> building it.
> Merry Xmas, and happy new year
> Your Typo team
> -- 
> Frédéric de Villamil
> "What's mine is mine. What's yours is still unsetteled" – Go player  
> proverb
> frederic at de-villamil.com                        tel: +33 (0)6 62 19  
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