[TYPO3-english] [TYPO3-project-4-3] Announcing TYPO3 4.3.0beta3

Oliver Hader oliver at typo3.org
Sun Nov 8 21:25:47 CET 2009

The TYPO3 Core Team is proud to announce the third and final beta
release of TYPO3 version 4.3. Since the first beta version served as
"feature freeze", this release is more focused on bugfixes than new

So, what's new in this release?


Improved Extbase and Fluid

A lot of work has been done in this release for the "Extbase" MVC
framework and the "Fluid" templating engine. An enormous number of
bugfixes and enhancements have been added.
Extbase now supports sorted records, multivalued operands (corresponding
to MySQL IN (...) queries), counting of results and has support for
IRRE. Additionally, the configuration management has been cleaned up.
This cleanup breaks backwards compatibility if you previously used
FlexForm configurations inside Extbase.
In Fluid, there have been many fixes for the Inline ViewHelper Syntax
introduced in beta2. Many ViewHelpers now work nicely together with this
syntax, including the "if" ViewHelper and all "format" ViewHelpers.
Additionally, the parser has been adjusted so that all strings are
parsed as Fluid syntax.
See a full list of backwards compatibility-breaking changes [1], and if
there is any problem, please report it to the issue tracker on Forge [2].
Thanks to everybody who is using Extbase/Fluid and giving support by
testing, bug reports, patches or sharing knowledge on the mailing list!

Deprecated Functions and Static Templates

Any usage of deprecated functions in TYPO3's PHP API or TypoScript is
written to a deprecation log in typo3conf. Developers should check the
log entries and update their extensions since these deprecated functions
will be removed completely by TYPO3 4.5 at the latest.

Advanced Frontend Editing

The advanced Frontend Editing that was integrated to the Core with the
first beta release has seen improvements in its CSS styling and in
bringing frontend editing forms more in line with backend editing forms.
There have also been improvements to Edit Panels for tables other than
tt_content and for usage with TYPO3's built-in static templates for pages.

More than 90 issues fixed

In addition to the previously mentioned changes, more than 90 issues
have been fixed in the last two weeks. Two members of the TYPO3 Core
Team have been paid from the TYPO3 Association budget for their work on
important bugfixes. This work brings us a huge step closer to a stable
TYPO3 4.3.

*Next steps to climb the TYPO3 4.3 hill*

Please test this beta release as much as possible, especially the new
features from the previous alpha and beta releases and those described
above! If you're using one of the new features in a project already and
discover bugs, please report them immediately to bugs.typo3.org [3]!

If you're upgrading from a previous TYPO3 version, please be sure to
execute the database analyzer and update wizard in the TYPO3 Install Tool.

Since we are still in the beta phase, no more features will be
integrated and we will continue with bug fixing only. TYPO3 4.3-beta3 is
the last beta release and we will turn to the release candidate and the
final version of TYPO3 4.3 very soon. This means that you can expect the
final version to be ready by the end of November 2009.

For a detailed overview of the progress of TYPO3 4.3, have a look at the
TYPO3 v4 Development Page [4], the bugtracker, and the ChangeLog. The
list of pending documentation [5] in the wiki describes the new
properties and tells how they can be used.

You can download the packages at http://typo3.org/download/packages/ [6].

MD5 checksums:
56711632370aeedf65df6202582a56d3  dummy-4.3.0beta3.tar.gz
a92bce32c39559b1a328860f2809feb9  dummy-4.3.0beta3.zip
85c18ddeca5dfcd7e03774afd1d9d366  typo3_src-4.3.0beta3.tar.gz
eca414a5693d3cc16049f23d4034b535  typo3_src-4.3.0beta3.zip
556480e0a231173ec2f170fb69ccd68c  typo3_src+dummy-4.3.0beta3.zip

Rock on!

[1] http://forge.typo3.org/wiki/typo3v4-mvc/Breaking_Changes
[2] http://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3v4-mvc/issues
[3] http://bugs.typo3.org/
[4] http://forge.typo3.org/wiki/typo3v4-core
[5] http://wiki.typo3.org/Pending_Documentation
[6] http://typo3.org/download/packages/

Article as HTML:
[*] http://news.typo3.org/news/article/typo3-43-beta-3/
Oliver Hader
TYPO3 Release Manager 4.3

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