Releasing Wolf CMS 0.7.0 RC1
We have just released Release Candidate 1 of Wolf CMS 0.7.0! It has been long in the making, but an incredible amount of stuff has gone into this version including a migration from Prototype to JQuery.
What is an RC release?
Most if not all stable releases of Wolf CMS will be preceded by one or more “Release Candidate” or RC releases. A release candidate is a version of Wolf CMS which we feel could be stable enough for normal use, but which we want to keep testing first. Once any issues that came up during testing of an RC release have been corrected, a stable release will be made available.
The intention of the RC releases is to give you, the user, a chance to help us test an upcoming release. Be Aware! An RC release might contain potentially dangerous bugs. Always make backups.
So what have we changed?
A lot. For a full list of what has changed, please see the changelog. Maybe too much changed to discuss here, nevertheless, we will at least list some of the major highlights:
- Improved installation routine
- Automatic upgrade script
- Ability to set “valid until” for a page
- New permissions system
- New filter system using MarkItUp
- Migrated from Prototype to JQuery (1.4.2)
- PostgreSQL support
- Several new helpers
- Addition of CSRF tokens using sha256
- Salted passwords
- New core plugin: multi lang
- New security advisory page (security.php)
- And LOTS of security related fixes and features.
Where to get it
How to install or upgrade
First of all, when you use this release, please make sure to create good backups of both your database and your files before attempting to upgrade!
For general information, see the readme.txt file in the download.
For installation instructions, see the docs/install.txt file in the download.
For upgrade instructions, see the docs/updating.txt file in the download.
While the instructions are short, they are there for a good reason… be sure to read them!
We hope you’ll enjoy this new release and please help us test!