WebCore 2.6.0 Released!
After over a year in development and a skipped internal release (2.5.0), the latest and greatest in PHP web site development technology is once again available to a clamoring public.
You should probably Download it now.
New features in 2.6.0 (since 2.4.0) are:
- File uploading fully integrated and worry-free
- Image manipulation
- Generalized form rendering
- Previewing supported in almost all forms
- Fully HTML 4.01 valid templates
- Massively improved the “munger”; HTML and plain text support much more powerful formatting
- Added icon and theme management (users and folders can have unique icons or avatars)
- Generalized attachments suport (comments/entries/folders)
- General support for “locations” so that a text block can refer to content without specifying exactly where it needs to be (e.g. to refer to a nested attachment)
- More advanced searching (search on any and all fields)
- Compressed files support
- EXIF extraction support
- Much more sophisticated subscriber options
- Improved email generation (publishing generates table of contents for longer mails)
- Draft mode supported in all applications
- Much improved hierarchy for data objects (much easier to create non-application objects and reuse code)
- Improved logging and developer tools for debugging/profiling
- Template files are now easily overridable
- Individual classes and renderers are also easily overridable (for plugins)
- Integration into non-WebCore pages as easy as dropping in WebCore objects (location is automatically detected and adjusted)
- Toolbars for objects are now in CSS-only drop-down menus (cleaner look)
- Simplified configuration and customization
- Drastically improved security and permissions granularity and application-specific customizability
- Error handling and reporting much improved (including ‘retry’ and ‘debug’ modes)
- Improved and extended platform-independent file and url handling
- …and probably much, much more that I can’t remember right now…
The application have also improved, inheriting all the features listed above and adding:
- Albums has much improved album options
- Albums has a batch upload feature (extracting images from a ZIP file and automatically creating thumbnails and assigning dates)
- Albums can now upload pictures/extract EXIF date/etc.
- Projects supports testing and release dates and sorts intelligently to show the most important jobs first
- Projects has a release wizard now to show exactly what will happen when a release is shipped
- … and again, much, much more…
Did I mention that all this is available for Download?