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Bricolage 1.8.2 Released

From: David Wheeler <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Bricolage 1.8.2 Released
Date: 2004-09-13 16:44:43
Message-ID: 36DE8669-05A4-11D9-8387-000A95B9602E@kineticode.com (view raw or flat)
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     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 
were to
     enhance Unicode support in Bricolage. Bricolage now internally 
handles
     all text content as UTF-8 strings, thus enabling templates to better
     control the manipulation of multibyte characters. Other changes 
include
     better performance for searches using the ANY() operators and more
     intelligent transaction handling for distribution jobs. Here are the
     other highlights of this release:

  Improvements

       * Bricolage now runs under a DSO mod_perl as long as it uses a 
Perl
       compiled with -Uusemymalloc or -Ubincompat5005. See
       
http://perl.apache.org/docs/1.0/guide/install.html#When_DSO_can_be_Us
       ed for details.

       * Alerts triggered to be sent to users who don't have the 
appropriate
       contact information will now be logged for those users so that 
they
       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 
when
       the ENABLE_CATEGORY_BROWSER bricolage.conf directive is enabled 
now
       uses radio buttons instead of a link to select the primary 
category.

       * 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 
them
       atomic within their surrounding transaction (generally a UI 
request).
       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 
character
       sets might need to change the way they do so. For example, 
templates
       that had used <%filter> blocks to convert content to another 
encoding
       using something like Encode::from_to($_, 'utf-8', $encoding) must 
now
       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 
data,
       they can specify what they're outputting, and the file opened for
       output from the templates will be set to the proper mode. Applies 
to
       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.

  Bug Fixes

       * 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 
properly
       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
       names.

       * The "Advanced Search" interface once again works for searching 
for
       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 
the
       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 
Zone"
       preferences, the affects of the overrides are now properly 
reflected
       in the UI.

       * Publishing a story or media document along with its related 
story
       or media documents from a publish desk again correctly publishes 
the
       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 
updates
       the workflow cache so that the deleted workflow is removed from 
the
       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 
intelligent
       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. 
This
       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) 
can
       now be created via the SOAP interface.

       * Fixed a number of the parameters to the list() method of the 
Story,
       Media, and Template classes to properly handle an argument using 
the
       ANY operator. These include the keyword and category_uri 
parameters.
       Passing an ANY argument to these parameters before this release 
could
       cause a well-populated database to lock up with an impossible 
query
       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
     http://www.bricolage.cc/news/announce/changes/bricolage-1.8.2/. For 
the
     complete history of ongoing changes in Bricolage, see Bric::Changes 
at
     http://www.bricolage.cc/docs/api/current/Bric::Changes.

     Download Bricolage 1.8.2 now from the Bricolage Website at
     http://www.bricolage.cc/downloads/, from the SourceForge download 
page
     at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34789, and
     from the Kineticode download page at
     http://www.kineticode.com/bricolage/index2.html.

ABOUT BRICOLAGE

     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,
     HTML::Template, and Template Toolkit 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 was hailed as "Most
     Impressive" in 2002 by eWeek.

     Enjoy!

     --The Bricolage Team


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