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Sunday February 29, 2004
04:41 PM

Bricolage 1.6.10 "Jump"

[ #17684 ]

I'm pleased to announce the release of Bricolage 1.6.10 "Jump". This maintenance release addresses a number issues discovered since the release of version 1.6.9. Here is the complete list of chnages for this release:

  • Added missing index to the "workflow__id" column of the "story", "media", and "formatting" (template) tables. [David]
  • Made index on the "desk__id" column of the "story", "media", and "formatting" (template) tables a partial index, since the column will usually be "NULL". [David]
  • Added an index to the description column of the "story_instance", "media_instance", and "formatting" (template) tables to speed up simple searches. [David]
  • Added missing foreign key constraints for the "desk_id" column of the "story", "media", and "formatting" (template) tables. [David]
  • "make clone" no longer fails when it can't find httpd.conf, because it no longer looks for it. [David]
  • "make clone" no longer assumes that the conf directory is in $BRICOLAGE_ROOT, and prompts the user to find out. [David]
  • Bricolage once again works with Perl 5.6.x and Perl 5.8.1. [David]
  • Made bric_republish and bric_dev_sync safe to use with "https://". [Geoff Richards]
  • The user object is no longer instantiated from the database every time a user sends a request to Bricolage. It appears that this bit of overhead has unfortunately been imposed on every request since Bricolage 1.0 due to a very stupid typo. [David]
  • The creation of the Bricolage PostgreSQL user and database during installation no longer complains about usernames or database names with dashes and other non-alphanumeric characters in them. Thanks to Marshall Roch for the spot! [David]
  • Fixed ancient bug revealed by the release of DBI 1.41. [David]
  • Photoshop-generated images no longer make Bricolage choke when they're uploaded to a Media profile that autopopulates fields. Reported by Paul Orrock. [David]
  • The "lookup()" method of the story, media, and template classes will now correctly return inactive objects. [David]
  • Fixed typo of "CHECK_FREQUENCY" in Bric::Config that made it always use the default of 1. [Scott]
  • The "lookup()" method of the story, media, and template classes once again attempt to retrieve objects from the per-request cache before looking them up in the database. [David]
  • Changed the name of the event logged when templates are checked out from "Template Checked Out Canceled" to the correct "Template Checked Out." [David]
  • See the changes page for a complete history of Bricolage changes.


    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 eWeek.

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



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