[TYPO3-dev] TYPO3 4.2 Alpha 1
michael at typo3.org
Sat Sep 22 12:19:47 CEST 2007
As a follow-up on this discussion, I just want to let you know that I just
published a guide about using multiple PHP versions on the same webserver,
This should help you to migrate websites one by one, allowing you to try
switching to PHP5 by just changing one line of the configuration.
It should be even possible to use the pre-releases of PHP6, although I
didn't try this out...
Comments welcome (in the blog, not here!)
Ingo Renner wrote:
> The core team is proud to announce the first Alpha of TYPO3 version 4.2.
> So what's new?
> Backend improvements
> You can now select in which module you start after you log in to the
> backend. When installing a new extension that contains backend modules
> they will show up immediately without the need of reloading the backend.
> The TypoScript Object Browser now displays comments from your TS
> Filter for the Page Tree
> The navigation Page Tree now got a nifty searchbox to filter and
> highlight/dim elements in the tree. This is very handy for quickly
> finding your way through huge Page Trees. The navigation Page Tree is
> now organized so that all pages shown in the menu are grouped in their
> normal order while pages "Not in Menu" and SysFolders are ordered
> alphabetically below. TSconfig options exists to configure/disable both
> these features.
> Moving of elements in Workspaces
> Kasper Skårhøj implemented the long awaited feature to move elements in
> workspace. Additionally Workspace "swapping" for "New"-placeholders and
> "Deleted"-markers is now supported. Previously, both types would be
> published, not swapped. An option was added to completely turn off page
> and branch versioning (which are deprecated for TYPO3 4.2+). The whole
> Workspace can be previewed now for users with no backend login by a
> simple link you can email. Basically this is the same functionality as
> the preview link for individual pages available from the Web>Versioning
> module. You can find this function in User>Workspace (Workspace manager).
> Admin Panel overhaul
> Now you can define a time limit for operations which are measured by
> TYPO3's internal time tracking routines. Whenever this limit is
> exceeded, the corresponding row will be highlighted in the Admin Panel.
> Improvements for the RTE
> RTEmagic images are now duplicated when records are copied/versioned in
> tcemain. This is a long awaited feature that solves the bug that RTE
> magic images shared between two records would result in both
> disappearing if the one was deleted. Therefore this is also an important
> fix for Workspaces.
> New language
> The Albanian language was added so that localizations can be downloaded
> as they become available from the translators.
> Raised minimum PHP version requirement
> To run TYPO3 4.2alpha1 you need to have at least PHP 5.2. This move was
> necessary to use features introduced since PHP 5.0 which we hope will
> give a speed impovement to TYPO3.
> As always
> Other then the highlighted features we also packed a lot of bug fixes,
> performance improvements, enthusiasm, and love into this release.
> Next steps to 4.2
> Please test this Alpha as much as possible, especially the new features
> described above! If you're e.g. using one of the new features in a
> project of yours already and discover bugs, please report them
> immediately to http://bugs.typo3.org/!
> During the next weeks, we will release two or three more Alphas before
> locking down the development of new features. We will then continue with
> Beta releases which are only meant for bug fixes before turning to
> Release Candidates and the final version of TYPO3 4.2. This means that
> you can expect the final version to be ready around the end of January
> For a detailed overview of the features planned for 4.2 and their
> progress, have a look at the 4.2 Development wiki page.
> You can download the packages at http://typo3.org/download/packages/.
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