[ANN] Typo 6.0 "Irving Penn" for Rails 3


#1

Good evening,

I’m not sure someone else than me is still reading this list, but I’ve
been posting release announcement there for 4 years now and I won’t
easily lose a so good habbit.

After 7 months of work, the 6.0.1 “Irving Penn” release of Typo is
finally available. This major version of our application is not only
about upgrading to Rails 3. It also bring the usual quota of bug fixes
and improvements.

You can download Typo 6.0 as a zip archive
(http://typosphere.org/stable.zip) or as a tarball
(http://typosphere.org/stable.tgz), or just try our online demo at
http://demo.typosphere.org.

Upgrading to Rails 3 was a long and difficult path. Typo was born when
Rails was very very young. We sometimes had to chose some ways to do
things while Rails would chose a totally different way to fix its lacks.
Typo 6.0 is only a first Rails 3 compatible version, and were still
planning to ditch the remaining piece of antiquities we’re still
carrying.

  • Good bye gem and installer
    Typo installer has been around for 6 years now. When Rails 1.0 was
    released, it really looked like a good idea. Unfortunately it quicly
    became an abandonned blotware. Since then, lots of easy way of deploying
    a Rails application came, mostly thanks to Passenger and Bundler. That’s
    the reason why we have decided to drop it. Installing Typo is now easy
    as, lets say, installing any other mainstream blogging engine: fill in
    your database credential, run bundle and youre done.

  • Finally a real plugin API
    Thomas Lecavelier did a wonderful job working on whats going to be the
    real plugin API weve dreamt of for a while now. He started with making
    avatar provider pluggable and knows how much he still has to be done.
    Good news as hes the latest addition to Typo core team. Were really glad
    to welcome him onboard.

  • Admin, SEO and usability
    Weve made some SEO improvement, adding a bit more options, and making
    tags URL really SEO friendly. Admin usability has been improved to, but
    weve many other things we want to make better as well.

  • Theme changes
    Theme structure has been change to be compliant with Rails views
    structure. If youre using a custom template, youll have to move the
    layouts folder into the views one. Nothing you cant handle.

  • Bug fixes
    As usual, we have fixed a bunch of bugs, Typo 6.0.1 being a real bugfix
    release. Please, read our complete changelog about this.

We’re now going to work on a 6.1 version bringing you new feature.

All the best,
Frdric, Matijs, Cyril and Thomas


Frdric de Villamil
“What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is still unsetteled” Go player
proverb
removed_email_address@domain.invalid tel: +33 (0)6 62 19 1337
http://t37.net Typo : http://typosphere.org


#2

On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:25:23 +0100
de Villamil Frédéric removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Good evening,

I’m not sure someone else than me is still reading this list

Good job :wink:

//DP


#3

Yes - thanks for all the hard work. I’m pretty happy with the latest 5x
release but will take a look.

2011/1/21 de Villamil Frédéric removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

I assume this implies Ruby 1.9.2 compatible too?


#5

Still reading! Thanks to all for the diligent work.


#6

Unfortunately not yet. Ruby 1.9 compatibility is the next big thing on
our TODO.

I will tell you as soon as we have something useable. You can also
submit patches too :wink:

Best regards
Fred

Le 24 janv. 2011 17:38, Perry S. a crit :

You can download Typo 6.0 as a zip archive (http://typosphere.org/stable.zip)
or as a tarball (http://typosphere.org/stable.tgz), or just try our online demo at
http://demo.typosphere.org.

Weve made some SEO improvement, adding a bit more options, and making tags URL
really SEO friendly. Admin usability has been improved to, but weve many other
things we want to make better as well.

All the best,
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/typo-list


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Frdric de Villamil
“What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is still unsetteled” Go player
proverb
removed_email_address@domain.invalid tel: +33 (0)6 62 19 1337
http://t37.net Typo : http://typosphere.org


#7

With rvm, I could probably get this to work using 1.8. I assume the
preferred is the latest Ruby at 1.8 – is it 1.8.7?