Typo 2.0 Released
From tobi’s announcement on the mailing list: I’m proud to announce the 2.0 release of the “typo web logging engine”:http://typo.leetsoft.com . What started as a toy project while I was waiting for a client at starbucks now became a prestige open source project with tons of modern features a dedicated dev team and even its own hosting service!
The 2.0 release has been long coming. Here are some of the new features:
- HTML admin - Thats right, I gave up. Typo now has a real html admin and you can access most of its features from it. Some minor features are still desktop client only but you can definitely get your blogging fix on vacation now.
- Sophisticated Spam protection. Patrick Lenz ported the most popular Movable Type spam protection weapons right to the typo codebase. Typo ships with more spam protection than most other engines can get with plugins.
- Ajax galore. Comments are posted using Ajax, We also have a live search like google suggest and live textile/markdown preview in the admin.
- Pretty urls (permalinks)
Other feature improvements:
- One-click setup
- Support for non-vhost installations
- Support for multiple authors
- Syndication of 43 Things
- Database backed sessions
- Transition to ActionWebService
- Markdown support
- Migration script for MovableType 3 users
- Extended testing suites
Non code: Justin Palmer has started working on the Typo visual identity which is due to arrive with the next release (bye bye kubrick) You can see the new typo logo “here”:http://www.encytemedia.com/images/5.png
I would like to thank all the contributors who sent patches and suggestions for this release. Especially I want to thank Patrick Lenz and Seth Hall for the tireless bug fixing and improvement of the code health.
Typo is now 1435 lines of very aesthetic code and is backed up by 1120 lines of tests putting it at a 0:8 ratio.
Get it at “rubyforge”:http://rubyforge.org/frs/?groupid=555&releaseid=2069
I hope to get my blog moved over to typo, right now I’m spending most of my time working on the 2.5 release of typo creating the new default template that will replace the popular Kubrick template.
I will probably end up waiting until 2.5 to move over because the team has been working hard at squashing bugs quickly and enhancing Typo.