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#1 2005-08-14 14:58:43

Dean
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From: Languedoc
Registered: 2004-02-14
Posts: 235
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Textpattern 4 Stable Released

Yes, that’s right.

With a full development team, a booming community forum, thousands of sites running (including one belonging, goodness me, to a Kennedy), resources far and wide, a gorgeous roadmap coming together, massively ambitious side projects in the works, it’s time to light this candle.

Textpattern 4, darling friends and beloved comrades, is now available.

What’s in a number? Taking a long squinty look at the way Textpattern has developed since it first appeared back in the wilds of 2001, it becomes clear that, when viewed from a perspective other than my own (I decided recently to ordain myself the world’s slowest control freak, ahem), it’s very good software, which has gone through remarkable evolution and certainly achieved dare-one-utter-the-phrase maturity. It was mere lazy perfectionism that never let it actually be ‘released’, (and, presumably, led me to go six months between release candidates, flinging in features all the way).

People seem to love using it, production Txp sites have been up for years, features have become conspicuously present in other software. My our little one is a lot more growdup than I’d allowed.

Also I’m turning 40 next year, so why not.

Changes since RC5 archive (svn r707)

  • speed improvements
  • fixed timezone (gmtoffset) problems during operation and install
  • unified language management
  • improved support for installing language files from local files
  • fixed wrong locale during install
  • cleaned up update and setup files (moved their own directories)
  • fixed updates for people coming straight from g1.19
  • tried to improve interoperability with IIS
  • fixed bogus cookie warning when Firefox has selective cookies enabled.
  • improved diagnostics
  • minor improvements to Textile (i18n, block handling)
  • tidied admin css (thanks David_1cog)
  • improved security (upgrades are strongly encouraged)

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#2 2005-08-14 15:03:33

Boogenstein
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From: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA.
Registered: 2004-03-28
Posts: 55
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Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

Most excellent work, old chap. Many congratulations on the new release and I love the idea of going against the flow and having a strange number sequence. That should set some web-traditionalist tongues wagging!
I’ll be raising a glass to you tonight and might even eat some cheese though not the stinking kind.

Last edited by Boogenstein (2005-08-14 15:04:28)


“Keep a straight face and you’ll be laughing!”

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#3 2005-08-14 15:04:08

loid
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Registered: 2005-03-09
Posts: 38

Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

As usual, exceedingly cool!

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#4 2005-08-14 15:08:28

Dean
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From: Languedoc
Registered: 2004-02-14
Posts: 235
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Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

Oh, by the way.

(Running drupal of course)


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#5 2005-08-14 15:10:32

paularms
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From: University of Minnesota
Registered: 2004-10-21
Posts: 155
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Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

Woooo!

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#6 2005-08-14 15:26:09

zdoob
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Registered: 2005-04-03
Posts: 4

Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

sweet! i’m gonna upgrade. cant read the readme file though…

thanks for all your hard work – this is gonna make a LOT of people happy.

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#7 2005-08-14 15:26:28

Ray
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Registered: 2004-03-02
Posts: 150

Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

WOW! This is GREAT news! The last four years have gone by quickly ; )

I’m very happy for you Dean. You’ve done an incredible job. I want to thank you for all your efforts and fastidious attention to detail. I “think” you just raised the bar. Well done.

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#8 2005-08-14 15:28:27

paularms
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From: University of Minnesota
Registered: 2004-10-21
Posts: 155
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Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

WARNING, I’m having problems with language installs.

Good thing I put this on a test site so I can still do things on my production sites.

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#9 2005-08-14 15:41:19

Dean
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From: Languedoc
Registered: 2004-02-14
Posts: 235
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Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

Sencer’s already committed a fix, and I, cough, snuck it into the 4.0 distro as well.

40 minutes of mayhem after release – not bad!


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#10 2005-08-14 15:42:34

Ray
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Registered: 2004-03-02
Posts: 150

Re: Textpattern 4 Stable Released

God these guys are good.

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