It give me great pleasure to announce the release of Bricolage-Devel 1.7.0, the first development release for what will eventually become Bricolage 1.8.0. In addition to all of the bug fixes included in the 1.6.x series, this version of the open-source content management system adds a number of significant new features. The most significant changes include:
$burner->sdisplay_elementmethod to Bric::Util::Burner. This is a
sprintf-style version of
YEAR_SPAN_AFTERbricolage.conf directives. These directives enable control how many years before and after the current year to display in the list of years in the date and time select widget. The default values are 10 for each, meaning that if the current year is 2003, then the date span will be from 1993 to 2013.
output_channel_idparameter to the
list()methods of Story and Media to enable querying for documents in output channels other than the primary output channel.
contrib_idparameter to the
list()methods of Bric::Biz::Asset::Business::Story and Bric::Biz::Asset::Business::Media to return a list of story or media documents associated with a given contributor.
from_utf8()methods now always convert the argument passed in in place. They did this before for references, but now they do it for plain strings, as well. Also note that use of character translation also now requires Perl 5.8.0 or later.
elementattribute to Bric::Util::Burner so that
$burner->get_elementshould always return the element currently being burned.
throw_error()method to Bric::Util::Burner so that template developers can easily throw an exception that their users will see in the UI.
For a complete list of the changes, see the changes file.
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 has been hailed as "Most Impressive" in 2002 by eWeek.
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