Time has passed since we moved to Github, and Cyril and I have been quite busy working on the next major version of Typo. Migrating from Rails 2.0 to 2.2 was not an easy trip, but we did it and we now can look forward with pride.
Typo 5.1.98 is the release candidate for Typo “Helmut Newton” 5.2, meaning all the work done so far since last September is almost done. So, what?
Typo 5.2 was half rewriting the existing with bugs removal and performances in sight and half adding new features. For the first part, the job was hard, but we’ve divided the memory footprint by 4 for a blog with a hundred articles and a thousand of posts, and the results are faster.
For the features part, Typo comes with :
Brand new admin, easier to use. We’ve worked on usability and simplicity, rethinking the whole blogging experience.
SEO improvements. We’ve added lots of SEO related things like the ability to choose categories meta keywords and description, remove duplicate titles, descriptions and keywords between pages, clever robots.txt…
Coderay support for more code syntax hilghlighting
Default live search is now brought to you as a separate sidebar plugin and search internals and results display have been completely rewriten for a better result.
And so many things that I can’t write them down
You can instal Typo 5.1.98 with the gem or download it at http://rubyforge.org/frs/?groupid=555&releaseid=30089
Install Typo from the gem: http://github.com/fdv/typo/wikis/install-typo-with-typo-installer
Install Typo from sources: http://github.com/fdv/typo/wikis/install-typo-from-sources
You can also install: Up to date plugins : http://github.com/fdv/ Up to date themes : http://typogarden.org