Typo 5.1 Cartier Bresson is out

Typo 5.1 “Cartier-Bresson” was released on monday July the 21st at around 8PM GMT and can be considered as a major Typo Version.

It contains :

Multiple users and roles

This point actually makes Typo 5.1 a major version. This release introduces 3 roles, coming along with various privileges :

  • Administrator, who owns full administrative and publishing power.
  • Publisher, who owns full publishing power on his own contents.
  • Contributors, who only have the right to login and edit their profile.

There is now an option to allow new users to register by themselves or not. If not, the administrator will just have to add them himself in the admin.

Improved admin

The admin has been heavily refactored to be lighter, easier to use, and offer more capabilities.

  • You can now save your posts as drafts. Drafts now appear in a separate area of your administration to separarte them from offline posts.
  • New editing interface.
  • Tag autocompletion.
  • A new dashboard that makes daily administration easier.
  • Save as draft capabilities
  • Autosave capabilities (only with simple visual editor)
  • Revamped UI
  • Many more…

New default theme

After leaving the too much long used Azure theme for some templates found on open source design websites, we realized Typo needed a new default theme. We asked O2Source a French web Agency involved in many free and open source templates, and they came up with Typographic.

We wanted something new, far from the classic white and blue fixed width wordpressish thing, something with its own personnality, that would take the whole screen and adapt many resolutions, and we’ve been quite delighted with what Hélène produced.

Come back of the gem and the installer

After fixing numerous bugs happening with Typo installed through our installer, we were able to provide the gem again, making Typo installation easier than ever.

MySQL is now the default database and SQLITE dependency has been removed.

Lots of code improvement and refactoring

The code have been improved and refactored, maing Typo lighter than ever. This is a guarantee of less errors.

New migrators

We’ve included new migrators, allowing easy import from Wordpress and Dotclear 1.2 and 2. Typepad and Textpattern may follow soon.

New site with up to date documentation

The bugtracker has been moved from Trac to Redmine, so has the documentation, which has been rewriten in many ways. Access to the doc has also been made easier by merging redmine.typosphere.org with trac.typosphere.org.

Lots of bugfixes, too much to say here.

Published on 21/07/2008 at 20h40 by Frédéric de Villamil, tags , ,

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    by Don Hill 20/11/2008 at 03h35

    I am trying out 5.x and was wondering how to use the self register piece, if I login in as a contrib I just get the login redisplayed.

    Anyways pretty painless to setup. Kuddos

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    by matt 18/10/2008 at 05h55

    Is there a link or images or screenshots to see how it looks like.


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    by sundy 31/07/2008 at 09h06

    5.1.2 bug under admin/ model:

    file prototype.js line 3826: handler.call(element, event); error: handler is null.

    my run environment: win32 , ruby 1.8.6 rails 2.0.2 rake 0.8.1 gem 1.0.1

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    by Frédéric de Villamil 26/07/2008 at 17h37

    Thx for posting this, it may be useful for people who want to upgrade.

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    by Bill McGonigle 22/07/2008 at 21h57

    Upgrade documentation here.

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