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Release of Typo 5.3 Robert Franck

We’re proud to announce Typo 5.3 “Robert Franck” release, 1 day hahead our due date. After moving to Rails 2.2, Typo next release was just supposed to be a minor version, some bug fixes, maybe some enhancement, but nothing more. Unfortunately, what we decided to do went far beyond our foolishest expectation, and Typo 5.2.1 finally became Typo 5.3, as a major release.

But let’s start with the new features first.

The main feature is without contest the new dynamic permalink scheme (with automated redirect from the old permas). You can now chose your favourite permalink format for articles only. Have a look at http://blog.typosphere.org/typo-gets-dynamic-permalink-url.html for more information.
Adding this went with lots of code ditching and refactoring. Cache system has been rewriten from almost scratch, and buggy semi static caching has been dropped.

We’ve finally added the long waited Feedburner support. Just add your feedburner ID in the admin, and let the magic happen.

Another feedback from 5.2 was to get text filter settings on a per user and a per article basis. This is now back. When upgrading from a previous Typo version, every user will be given the blog default’s text filter.

Even more SEO capabilities. Tags and categories can be removed from search engines, using noindex, removed from sitemap.xml, and Typo now has a robots.txt editor…

The old drop down menus were replaced with some fancy calendar like date pickers in article date editor.

Notifications for sidebar save and autosave are now done using growler, a fancy growl like javascript thing.

Inline editor switching à la Wordpress. Isn’t that one really cool?

Admin can now deactivate users.

More performance improvement, Typo is really fast now

Thank you to all the contributors who helped us, sending improvements and bug fixes We’re now waiting for your feedback, ideas for the next roadmap… Enjoy.

Your Typo team

Published on 27/03/2009 at 12h50 by Frédéric de Villamil, tags ,

Features frozen for Typo 5.3

Yesterday, Cyril and I have decided to freeze the long list of features of the soon to come Typo 5.3, pushing password protected posts and spam filter daily digest to a later release.

many bugs have been fixed lately, and, unless we discover remaining bugs, we consider the current version as usable in production, which means a first release candidate may come quickly. Stay tuned !

Published on 14/03/2009 at 12h14 by Frédéric de Villamil, tags , , ,

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