[TYPO3-announce] Announcing TYPO3 4.2 RC 1

Ingo Renner ingo at typo3.org
Thu Apr 3 23:39:46 CEST 2008

Dear TYPO3 users,

The core team is proud to announce the first Release Candidate of  
TYPO3 version 4.2. After the previous three Beta versions this Release  
Candidate starts the ramp down of TYPO3 4.2 development.

So what has changed?


Most of the work since Beta 3 has been spent with fixing bugs. About  
100 bugs were fixed. All other fixes are rather minor and can be  
looked up in the ChangeLog [1].

Rich Text Editor

About a quarter of the fixed issues concerned the Rich Text Editor  
which should now be more stable and more compatible in general.

Inline Relational Record Editing (IRRE)

Another mayor field of work was IRRE with six bugs fixed.

Developer relevant changes

Until now it was not possible to xclass certain classes in TYPO3 due  
to the use of private PHP 5 visibility declaration. All private  
declaration were replaced with protected declarations and additional  
XCLASS declarations were added where they were missing.

Reminder: Raised minimum PHP version requirement

To run TYPO3 4.2 you need to have at least PHP 5.2 [2]. This move was  
necessary to use PHP features introduced since PHP 5.0.

As always

Other then the highlighted bug fixes, performance improvements, and  
enthusiasm we again put lots of love into this release. A special  
thanks for the help in making this release what it is goes to the core  
team and all engaged community developers.

Next steps to 4.2

As this is a release candidate we strongly recommend this version on  
your sites. This is now not only recommended to developers but also to  
all users.

Please test this release candidate version as much as possible,  
especially the new features introduced with the previous alpha and  
beta releases! If you're using one of the new features in a project of  
yours already and discover bugs, please report them immediately to http://bugs.typo3.org/ 

The next release will be release candidate 2. We will continue  
releasing RC versions in one week cycles until we feel the code base  
is good enough for a final release.

For a detailed overview of the features in 4.2 have a look at the  
Development wiki page [3], the bugtracker [4], and the ChangeLog [1].

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

MD5 Sums:
ba71231a214a745687504d432004d702  dummy-4.2.0RC1.tar.gz
9c02f0bedf9f3b2f824c783ca0eab8d3  dummy-4.2.0RC1.zip
cbc34a0ba33c38e11c15bfb47e3fb11f  typo3_src-4.2.0RC1.tar.gz
986517d7f1df7330c59ad05f977b34eb  typo3_src-4.2.0RC1.zip
587f998203e9d3ca0f27b19af3112fb4  typo3_src+dummy-4.2.0RC1.zip


[1] http://typo3.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/typo3/TYPO3core/branches/TYPO3_4-2/ChangeLog?revision=3513&view=markup
[2] http://buzz.typo3.org/people/stucki/article/leaving-php4-behind/
[3] http://wiki.typo3.org/index.php/4.2_Development
[4] http://bugs.typo3.org/

Ingo Renner
TYPO3 Core Developer, Release Manager TYPO3 4.2

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