[ANN] Release of Typo 6.0.4: bug squashing and cosmetic improvement

Hello fellow Typo users,

It’s been 3 weeks since we last released a Typo version, and we want to
thank all our users who provided great feedback mostly bug reports,
nobody’s perfect. We’ve had a hard time fixing them as these bugs were
mostly due to the upgrade to Rails 3.0, but tonight we’re happy to
release Typo 6.0.4, fourth of both the Irving Penn series and 2011.

You can download Typo at http://typosphere.org/stable.tgz

== General Improvement

=== Integrated version checker

When displaying the dashboard, typo will check for the latest release
and will display a message accordingly:

  • A notice if Typo’s just a minor version behind.
  • A warning if Typo’s a sub version behind.
  • An error message if Typo’s a major version behind

Our dashboard was almost completely redesigned, making information
easier to get and prettier.

=== Utility Sidebar Widget

A utility sidebar widget was added, displaying various links to Login
page, RSS, Typo documentation. This Widget is enabled by default when
creating a new blog making the sidebar prettier.

=== Editable RSS description

RSS description is now editable from the admin. You can add as much HTML
as you want to make nice RSS footers.

=== French Translation

Having 3 Typo commiters out of 4 being French while having an incomplete
French translation full of mistakes was a shame. This is now fixed
thanks to great work by Ollivier R. and Sylvain Abelard.

== Bug fixes

=== Invalid publishing time when using a non UTC timezone.
With Rails 2, Active Record used to store contents using local time for
timestamps. Rails 3 uses UTC instead, creating a gap between the
publishing time and the user’s time. Typo 6.0.4 fixes this making Active
Record behave like it should on Rails 3.

=== Broken theme editor.
A change in the way File.read should be called between Ruby 1.8.6 and
Ruby 1.8.7 broke theme file loading. Also theme editor did not raise an
error when trying to load non existing files.

=== Broken migrations when creating a new blog.
Rails 3 upgrade broke initial migration as it was trying to use a non
loaded model.

=== Broken sidebar save button
Upgrade to Rails 3 with use of prototype_legacy_helper plugin broke many
AJAX saving feature. This caused sidebars not to be saved anymore.

=== Broken image links in administration style.
Background images would not load when using Typo in a sub URI.

=== Broken cache system.
The way caching used to work caused a stale file descriptor bug having
the cache not being generated anymore after a sweep.

=== Broken cache system with sub URIs.
Cache could not be accessed when using a site deployed in a sub URI,
making it useless.

=== Broken sites with https.
Blogs using https would break because Typo was only expecting URLs to
start with http only.

=== Broken Flickr and Lightbox macro filters.
By escaping macro tags, BlueCloth was breaking Flickr and Lightbox
macros. This would happen when using Markdown, Textile or Markdown +

We hope you enjoy this version as much as we enjoyed making it.

Your Typo team

Frdric de Villamil
“What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is still unsetteled” Go player
[email protected] tel: +33 (0)6 62 19 1337
http://t37.net Typo : http://typosphere.org

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