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ANNOUNCE: Bricolage 1.6.0

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  • David Wheeler
    The Bricolage team is pleased to announce the release of Bricolage 1.6.0, the mod_perl powered open-source enterprise-class content management system. This is
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2003
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      The Bricolage team is pleased to announce the release of Bricolage
      the mod_perl powered open-source enterprise-class content management
      This is the first new stable release of Bricolage since the release of
      version 1.4.6 in January, and the first major release since 1.4.0 in
      September, 2002. The result of contributions from Bricolage community
      members from around the world, version 1.6.0 is the most full-featured,
      best performing, most stable version of Bricolage yet.

      Here's a sampling of the major new features in version 1.6.0:

      * Added Field Profile, so that element Fields can be edited. This
      is a
      marked improvement over the old interface, which required that
      fields be deleted and recreated if users wanted to change them.

      * Added the "STORY_URI_WITH_FILENAME" bricolage.conf directive,
      when enabled, allows story URIs to include the file name. This
      especially useful in output channels where "Use Slug as File
      is enabled, since it allows stories to essentially have
      URIs except for the file name.

      * Lots of group-related optimizations. These should greatly
      the speed with which permissions are checked.

      * Added WebDAV mover.

      * Complete rewrite of much of the database access code in the
      of the Bricolage classes to greatly improve performance. The
      of database calls in a given Bricolage screen has also be
      reduced by several orders of magnitude, thanks to the loading of
      each object's ACL when it is retrieved from the database,
      rather than
      one-at-a-time for every object on a screen.

      * Added per-request object caching, boosting burn performance up
      to 33%.

      * Added "Super Bulk Edit", which is a bulk edit interface allowing
      users to edit all of the fields in an element at once using
      tags, rather than just a single repeatable field.

      * Localization and Internationalization support introduced, with
      Portuguese and Italian libraries to complement the default

      * Keywords can now be associated with media documents as well as
      story documents.

      * Added preview link to every element profile of a story profile
      and to every view of a document in workflow.

      * Switched exceptions from home-grown to using Exception::Class.

      * The "Content" section of story, media, and subelement profiles
      attempts to display a bit of text from the first text field in
      listed subelement so that it's easier to see at a glance which
      subelement is which.

      * Added unit and regression testing suite with over 3200 tests.

      * Moved URI formatting preferences to output channel profiles, so
      they are now output-channel specific.

      * Added ability for stories to be associated with output channels
      a case-by-case basis.

      * Added support for utility templates, which don't have to be
      with elements or act as category templates. This is useful for
      that's not content-specific, but which may be useful in a
      variety of
      templating contexts.

      * Stories can now be cloned -- that is, exact copies can be

      * Improved CSS and JavaScript support for the UI.

      * Added many new methods to the Burner API to assist with linking
      other pages in a document and in determining the type of burn
      (preview or publish) from within a template.

      * Ported Bricolage to Mason 1.16 and later.

      For a complete list of the changes, see the changes file at
      https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=155949. To get
      started with Bricolage, see the appendix introcucting Bricolage in the
      O'Reilly Mason book at http://www.masonbook.com/book/appendix-d.mhtml.
      complete Bricolage documentation, including some introductory, HOWTO,
      tutorial documents, is available on the Bricolage web site, at


      Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management and
      publishing system. It offers a browser-based interface for ease-of use,
      a full-fledged templating system with complete HTML::Mason and
      HTML::Template support for flexibility, and many other features. It
      operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment, and uses the PostgreSQL
      RDBMS for its repository. A comprehensive, actively-developed open
      source CMS, Bricolage has been hailed as "Most Impressive" in 2002 by

      Learn more about Bricolage and download it from the Bricolage home page,


      --The Bricolage Team
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