I love how History tricks you by repeating itself. There’s a lot of irony in the way insignificant events build the perfect running gag in real life. 9 years ago, Tobias Luetke started Typo in a Starbucks because of a typo in his calendar. Today, I was in a Starbucks releasing Typo 6.1.3 because of a glitch in my agenda. History repeating.
I love free software communities too, when it stops arguing about politics and trolling licences to focus on code and releasing software for the fun of it.
Open source world is wonderful. The more active a project, the more contributors it find. Exactly 2 years ago, I was writing (in French) about how Github would kill open source software communities. I still believe a single word of it, even though Github is amazing to make project activity more visible. Typo has 1180 forks and is followed by 858 people without advertising about it. Latest release happened 2 weeks ago, and we had more contribution that I would have expected from 4 great contributors : Nicolas Bianco, Soon Van, Mcary, and Diego Elio Pettenò, who’s been packaging Typo on Gentoo for years.
Typo 6.1.3 is probably the latest of the 6.1 series, and a bug fixing only release. We’re now going to work on Typo 6.2, a feature based release.
For a comprehensive list of fixes, please refer to Typo 6.1.3 Changelog.
The biggest contribution was pushed by Nicolas Bianco. It fixes file upload on Amazon S3. His work andgreat ideas make Typo easier to use on Heroku than ever.
Soon Van has been doing a great work on i18n, documentation and interface consistency.
Diego Elio Pettenò fixed various plugins and text filters that make use of Flickr API.
Mcary fixed live search plugin and behavior consistency within the admin interface.
Ticket nº86 : Media list did not reload after uploading a resource.
Ticket nº103 : Fixes a security issue by changing the scret token at setup time. Displays a warning message when default secret token is used.
Ticket nº123 : fixes the links available on the dashboard for both contributors and publishers.
Ticket nº124 : Fixes the html editor look and feel when the window gets too small.
Ticket nº129 : the default theme would not take all the blog options into account.