The Bricolage development team is pleased to announce the release of
Bricolage 1.8.2. This maintenance release addresses quite a large
number of issues in Bricolage 1.8.1. The most important changes
enhance Unicode support in Bricolage. Bricolage now internally
all text content as UTF-8 strings, thus enabling templates to better
control the manipulation of multibyte characters. Other changes
better performance for searches using the ANY() operators and more
intelligent transaction handling for distribution jobs. Here are the
other highlights of this release:
* Bricolage now runs under a DSO mod_perl as long as it uses a
compiled with -Uusemymalloc or -Ubincompat5005. See
ed for details.
* Alerts triggered to be sent to users who don't have the
contact information will now be logged for those users so that
can see them and acknowledge them under "My Alerts".
* Added bric_media_dump script to contrib/.
* The category association interface used in the story profile
the ENABLE_CATEGORY_BROWSER bricolage.conf directive is enabled
uses radio buttons instead of a link to select the primary
* Existing jobs are now executed within their own transactions, as
opposed to no transaction specification. This means that each job
must succeed or fail independent of any other jobs. New jobs are
executed before being inserted into the database so as to keep
atomic within their surrounding transaction (generally a UI
All this means that transactionality is much more intelligent for
jobs and will hopefully eliminate job table deadlocks.
* All templates now execute with UTF-8 character strings enabled.
This means that any templates that convert content to other
sets might need to change the way they do so. For example,
that had used <%filter> blocks to convert content to another
using something like Encode::from_to($_, 'utf-8', $encoding) must
use something like $_ = Encode::encode($encoding, $_), instead.
Bric::Util::CharTrans should continue to do the right thing.
* Added encoding attribute to Bric::Util::Burner so that, if
templates are outputting something other than Perl utf8 decoded
they can specify what they're outputting, and the file opened for
output from the templates will be set to the proper mode. Applies
Perl 5.8.0 and later only.
* Added SFTP_HOME bricolage.conf directive to specify the home
directory and location of SSH keys when SSH is enabled.
* make clone once again properly copies the lib/Makefile.PL and
bin/Makefile.PL files from the source directory.
* Added missing language-specifying HTML attributes so as to
localize story titles and the like.
* The list of output channels to add to an element in the element
profile now contains the name of the site that each is associated
with, since different sites can have output channels with the same
* The "Advanced Search" interface once again works for searching
related story and media documents.
* Bricolage no longer attempts to email alerts to an empty list of
recipients. This will make your SMTP server happier.
* The version numbering issues of Bricolage modules have all been
worked out after the confusion in 1.8.1. This incidentally allows
HTML::Template and Template Toolkit burners to be available again.
* Misspelling the name of a key name tag or including a
non-repeatable field more than once in Super Bulk Edit no longer
causes all of the changes in that screen to be lost.
* When a user overrides the global "Date/Time Format" and "Time
preferences, the affects of the overrides are now properly
in the UI.
* Publishing a story or media document along with its related
or media documents from a publish desk again correctly publishes
original asset as well as the relateds.
* Deleted output channels no longer show up in the select list for
story type and media type elements.
* Deleting a workflow from the workflow manager now properly
the workflow cache so that the deleted workflow is removed from
left navigation without a restart.
* When Bricolage notices that a document or template is not in
workflow or on a desk when it should be, it is now more
in trying to select the correct workflow and/or desk to put it on,
based on current workflow context and user permissions.
* Content submitted to Bricolage in the UTF-8 character set is now
always has the utf8 flag set on the Perl strings that store it.
allows fields that have a maximum length to be truncated to that
length in characters instead of bytes.
* Elements with autopopulated fields (e.g., for image documents)
now be created via the SOAP interface.
* Fixed a number of the parameters to the list() method of the
Media, and Template classes to properly handle an argument using
ANY operator. These include the keyword and category_uri
Passing an ANY argument to these parameters before this release
cause a well-populated database to lock up with an impossible
for hours at a time.
* Template sandboxes now work for the Template Toolkit burner.
For a complete list of the changes, see the changes list at
complete history of ongoing changes in Bricolage, see Bric::Changes
Download Bricolage 1.8.2 now from the Bricolage Website at
http://www.bricolage.cc/downloads/, from the SourceForge download
at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34789, and
from the Kineticode download page at
Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management
publishing system. It offers a browser-based interface for ease-of
a full-fledged templating system with complete HTML::Mason,
HTML::Template, and Template Toolkit support for flexibility, and
other features. It operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment and
the PostgreSQL RDBMS for its repository. A comprehensive,
actively-developed open source CMS, Bricolage was hailed as "Most
Impressive" in 2002 by eWeek.
--The Bricolage Team
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