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Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:44 pm
by calguy1000
So  here it is... after building alot of anticipation, and only a week behind schedule, CMS Made Simple 1.6 is now ready for public consumption.

Changes/Features/Bug Fixes
There have been a great deal of changes,.. so I'll just brush on them here... please read the changelog notes attached with the release at:
http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/project/changelog/1897
* Content Type Changes
 Major effort has been undertaken to make the system faster, better and easier to extend.  We've reworked the content types and various
 classes so that the number of queries is better optimized, and so that there is more options for configuration of what is to be displayed to
 your users on the edit content page.

* Permissions Changes
 We've completely re-worked the content permissions to allow more flexibility, and allow greater control over what your users are allowed
 to do with respect to content.  Briefly, the permssions model has changed to:
 - Additional Editors or Owners of a content page
   can edit that content page
 - The "Add Pages" permission states that the user can create pages as children of pages that he is already an owner/additional editor of.
 - The "Remove Pages" permission states that the user can only remove pages that he is an additional editor/owner of
 - The 'Manage All Content' permission allows you to do anything with all content.

* New Themes and Content
 - Two new frontend themes have been developed, and the default content for new installations changed considerably.

* Forgot Password functionality in admin
 - The admin console now has the ability to handle forgotten passwords, if an email address has been associated with the admin account.

* 404 error handling changes
 - A new content type 'Error Handler' has been created to handle 404 errors.  This page is just a regular content page with some extra
   functionality.   This will allow you to do things like embed module calls, etc. into the 404 page.

* Site Preferences rewrite
  - The site preferences page has been completely re-written.

* Sitedown IP address exclusion
 - When sitedown mode is enabled, it is now possible to exclude certain IP addresses from that restriction.  In this way the site can be
   down for everybody but the developer working on it.

* Page Preview fixes
 - Page preview now works with page templates that have multiple content blocks.

* UTF-8 changes for new installs
 - On new installs, the installer now tries to change the default encoding for newly created tables, etc.  This allows better utf-8 flow
   for most sites.
 - A new 'set_names' config entry has been created to allow doing a 'set names utf-8' at the beginning of any request.  This is on
   by default for new installs, and off for upgrades.

* config.php cleanup
 - We've removede a bunch of the redundant stuff out of the config.php, and optimized the pretty url stuff so it should be a bit easier to
    understand.

* MenuManager improvements
 - The admin panelo for menumanager has been completely re-worked to be more obvious, and easier to use... there is now the ability
    to specify a 'default' menu template.

* ModuleManager improvements
 - Module Manager now has the ability to check dependencies before installing a module.
 - Module Manager can now check to see if there are newer released versions of any of the modules that you are currently using on
   your site.

* TinyMCE improvements
* Search improvements
* Printing improvements
* Many, Many bug fixes.

Compatiblity
- For sites with multiple admin users who have different levels of permission for editing content, you will need to re-visit the permissions,
 and to make sure that everything is setup the way it needs to be.
- Users using Cataloger, PageBlocks, and other modules that create content types will experience problems with compatibility.  Please
 contact the authors of these modules and ask them to release a version compatible with CMS 1.6 as soon as possible.

Diff Packages
Due to the extent of the changes, there will be no diff releases for 1.6.  You will need to download the full package, and transfer the whole thing up to your new website... please download the appropriate checksum package and validate your upload with that.

Thanks
I would like to take this time to give my thanks to the development team, and the beta testers who contributed hundreds of hours in testing, fixing, enhancing, and debugging this release.   If I forgot your name, please remind me and I'll add it ASAP.

Dev Team Members
Ronny Krijt
Rene Helminsen
Alberto Benati
Nuno Costa
Mark Reed
Morten Poulsen
Ted Kulp
Tyler Boespflug

Beta Testers
SimonSchaufi
duclet
Sonya
bess
Nullg
JeremyBASS
ZiggyWigged
Maarten

That's it... I'm sure you'll find this release the best ever.... It can be downloaded from the usual locations... Enjoy.

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:16 pm
by hihachi
Hi there,

i am sorry to inform you that i found a bug.

Running CMS Made Simple 1.6
PHP Version 4.4.0
Apache 2.0.54

This Bug is not within the last Version of CMS Made Simple 1.5.4.

Bugreport:

Within the Admin-Backend-Area, please select Content->Pages

On the following Page, please select with the Checkbutton one or more pages. Then select within the select-field at the end of the table the function delete and press submit.

The following error occurs:

Code: Select all

Parse error: parse error, unexpected '=', expecting ')' in /srv/webroot/admin/multicontent.php on line 48


The Line within multicontent.php looks like this:

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function get_delete_list($sel_nodes,&$parent = NULL,&$final_result,$depth = 0)




Please keep in mind with Version 1.5.4. this works without a problem.


Greetings

Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:28 pm
by alby
hihachi wrote:The following error occurs:


I have not this behavior.
Are you a admin or in a restricted group?
PHP version?

Alby

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:31 pm
by hihachi
Hi Alby,

alby wrote:
hihachi wrote:The following error occurs:


I have not this behavior.
Are you a admin or in a restricted group?

Alby


i tested this function with two users.
The Admin and a user restricted.

Both have the same problem.

Greetings

Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:08 pm
by reneh
Problem looks to be:
PHP Version 4.4.0

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:10 pm
by hihachi
Hi,

reneh wrote:Problem looks to be:
PHP Version 4.4.0



it passed the php-test.
So i guess it should be working..
or you shoud upgrade your requirements..

Unfortunatly i cannot update the php-version without problems..

as this is not the only domain on this server.

Greetings

Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:14 pm
by hihachi
Update:

WYSIWYG within creation of pages is not working..

Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:27 pm
by reneh
Sure?
Just looks like I don't see the marker here. If I write I see it.....
But a little strange - yes.


Edit....
In Page defaults its a comment code


looks like this hides the marker .....
remove the comment from Page Defaults or add some real text in there and I think you should be golden.

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:51 pm
by hihachi
Hi there,

reneh wrote:Sure?
Just looks like I don't see the marker here. If I write I see it.....
But a little strange - yes.


Edit....
In Page defaults its a comment code


looks like this hides the marker .....
remove the comment from Page Defaults or add some real text in there and I think you should be golden.


no..i can write :)

But, as the tinymce has these button-area above the textfield for formating and inserting links etc.
This button-area is not there..

Greetings

Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:56 pm
by reneh
Ah
Try to go to Tiny admin and reset all settings to default in the Advanced area.

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:14 pm
by Andiministrator
Great work - well done :)

One question: I'm using

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{$node->image}
within the Templates of the MenuManager. It seems, that this object attribute is no longer available. Is there a possibility for me to use anything else?

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:17 pm
by hihachi
hiho,

reneh wrote:Ah
Try to go to Tiny admin and reset all settings to default in the Advanced area.


ok..this works in the usual setup..
will try this with udated website tommorrow..need some sleep right now..will inform you next morning..

greetz,

matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:26 pm
by Jeff
calguy1000 wrote:* ModuleManager improvements
 - Module Manager now has the ability to check dependencies before installing a module.
 - Module Manager can now check to see if there are newer released versions of any of the modules that you are currently using on
   your site.


I don't know where to put a request for 1.7, but can you have ability to install the newer version of modules on the first tab not just see what they are? That will save time search through the module list for them.

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:14 am
by hihachi
Good Morning,

hihachi wrote:hiho,

reneh wrote:Ah
Try to go to Tiny admin and reset all settings to default in the Advanced area.


ok..this works in the usual setup..
will try this with udated website tommorrow..need some sleep right now..will inform you next morning..

greetz,

matze


after upgrading the Version from 1.5.4 to 1.6.0. and set all tinymce setting to default, the tinymce-editor works again.

Thanks for the help


Matze

Re: Announcing CMS Made Simple 1.6

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:01 pm
by tyman00
ajprog wrote:
calguy1000 wrote:* ModuleManager improvements
 - Module Manager now has the ability to check dependencies before installing a module.
 - Module Manager can now check to see if there are newer released versions of any of the modules that you are currently using on
   your site.


I don't know where to put a request for 1.7, but can you have ability to install the newer version of modules on the first tab not just see what they are? That will save time search through the module list for them.



http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/feature_request/list/6 :)