We’re delighted to announce the release of Typo 4.1.1 as part of our ongoing program of shortening Typo’s iterations. Most of the changes this month are bugfixes, but there are a few new features:
h4. Article previews
As anyone who has run Typo with a hosting service can testify, our AJAX based live preview, though lovely, can be a bit of a CPU hog. So, you can now choose between the old preview behaviour, no previews at all, or you can use the TinyMCE visual editor. Which is nice.
We’ve added the Sitealizer statistics plugin. This is by way of an experiment, we’d appreciate feedback on how useful you find it. We expect to add configurability (if only at the level of whether or not to gather statistics) in a future release.
h4. German and Romanian translations
The Typo internationalization effort continues apace. Thanks to “Alex Deva”:http://alxx.dv8.ro/ for the Romanian and “Frithjof Eckhardt”:http://www.rubykids.de/ for the German.
h4. Easier rendering of multiple sidebars
You can now do things like:
<typo:code> <%= render_sidebars \
AmazonSidebar.new \ :title => 'Citations', :associate_id => 'justasummary-20', \ :maxlinks => 10 %>
In your layouts. The hope is that this will make 3 column layouts easier to design. Check out “my blog”:http://www.bofh.org.uk/ for an example of this in use.
h4. Sidebar warnings
If you’ve been following the trunk, you’ll have noticed a bit of a dance as sidebars got moved in and out of the main repository. The policy now is that some sidebars are now deprecated and you should get a warning to this effect the first time you log in to your admin pages. They will be going away in Typo 4.2 whenever that happens.
The first step will probably be to move the sidebars out of the trunk and then include them back using the magic of @svn:externals@. Hopefully we’ll find a good way of flagging up which sidebars are deprecated so you’ll have some route for easily reincluding the ones you use before the ‘big bang’.
Hopefully we’ll find a way of doing it automagically and seamlessly. Watch this space.
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