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
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
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 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.
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