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ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released

Published by Skenow on 2009/12/12 (6384 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released

Almost 14 months in the making, ImpressCMS 1.2 is now ready as a Final release! ImpressCMS 1.1 was released at the end of October 2008 and the scope of changes in this release has kept the developers, testers and translators busy.

ImpressCMS has had a short, but notable history - founded in 2007, an initial release in January 2008, 3rd place in Packt Publishing's Most Promising Open Source CMS in 2008 and 1st place in 2009, a 2008 finalist in SourceForge's Community Choice Awards, 32 separate releases and almost 10,000 commits in its code repository.

This release is a Final release, meaning it is ready for use on a live site!


What's New in 1.2?

Too many to list here, but here is a brief list -

  • Imagemanager, with online editing
  • Fully customizable Profile module, with social networking features
  • Content module
  • Autotasks
  • AJAX Redirect - no more redirect page!
  • HTMLPurifier configuration
  • Captcha configuration
  • Themes for the admin area
  • Separate home pages for each group
  • Textsanitizer plugins
  • Installer - new look, using AJAX and you can install modules while installing your site
  • Search results page
  • Adsense management
  • Centralized Ratings and Mimetype management

There are a lot more things in this release - you can read all about them in the Change Log

Where do I get it?

You can download the latest release from our file release system on SourceForge. The download packages allows you to either do a fresh installation, or upgrade from an earlier version of ImpressCMS or XOOPS.

What else do I need?

With this release, we are moving farther into only supporting stable versions of PHP5.  The current stable release of PHP is 5.2.11 and 5.2.7 has been removed from distribution because of several critical flaws. PHP 5.3 will be supported in our next release

  • PHP: 5.2.0+ (5.2.7 is NOT recommended, and 5.3.0+ is not yet supported)
  • MySQL: MySQL server 4.1.0+ - With UTF-8 Support
  • Web server: Any server supporting the required PHP version (Apache highly recommended)
  • Special characters require UTF-8 support from hosting providers.
  • 16MB PHP Memory

How do I upgrade or install?

Installation Guide - if you haven't installed ImpressCMS or XOOPS before, this is where you start

Upgrading - if you already have an ImpressCMS or XOOPS install, these instructions will guide you through the upgrade process

About ImpressCMS

The goal of the ImpressCMS Project is to stimulate and promote the open source nature of the CMS in both the core and its modules and establish itself as the premiere CMS by expanding the system to meet the needs of their users now and well into the future.

ImpressCMS is -

  • Open Source
  • Open Development
  • Open Philosophy
  • Open Community

I want to get involved!

If you're looking to join the ImpressCMS project, then get on board! All you need to do is head on over and complete the ImpressCMS Team form.

We'd love to connect with you ...

* Ohloh project
* Facebook group
* Facebook fans page
* LinkedIn group
* Delicious
* Flickr
* YouTube
* Last.FM
* ImpressCMS Toolbar

The ImpressCMS Project
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Posted: 2009/12/13 13:42  Updated: 2009/12/13 13:42
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
Congratz to everyone involved ! This is definitely our best release ever! I'm sure anyone who tries it will love it !!!

This release is the end result of outstanding work from an outstanding team! Keep up the good work ImpressCMS Team! I am soooooo proud to work with such and impressive team!

Now let's celebrate ! (and then get back to work on 1.3 )
Posted: 2009/12/13 13:45  Updated: 2009/12/13 13:45
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
yeah yeah yeaahh!! congratz to everyone who worked on this greaaat version ! i will update my site in the next few days!
Posted: 2009/12/13 14:43  Updated: 2009/12/13 14:43
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
This really is something to celebrate! I'm glad to see the final after a long lasting fight against bugs .

Since there will never be a bugfree peace of software, we will release updates for content and profile before 1.3 to fix some more bugs. Unfortunately we weren't able to include them in this package due to the release cycle guildelines. So stay tuned!

Great things are coming.
Posted: 2009/12/13 16:54  Updated: 2009/12/13 16:54
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
Hi all

Is there a reason why the install folder is inside the upgrade 1.1.3-1.2 package? What about the former preload folder, theres no information if you should delete when you upgrade, its now inside the plugin folder, or?

Anyway - thanks for sharing with all of us!
Posted: 2009/12/13 17:33  Updated: 2009/12/13 17:33
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Hooray!!! (cry) that was the most friggin work I have ever seen put into a single release ever...

for all the devs.
Posted: 2009/12/13 18:29  Updated: 2009/12/13 18:29
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
amazing, thanks to all. can't wait to use it for my projects

Posted: 2009/12/13 19:03  Updated: 2009/12/13 19:48
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Posted: 2009/12/13 19:55  Updated: 2009/12/13 19:55
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Tremendous work and a fantastic group of people!

Please provide any feedback in the Current Release forums
Posted: 2009/12/13 21:55  Updated: 2009/12/13 21:55
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
Great, thank you for your hard work.
Posted: 2009/12/14 17:05  Updated: 2009/12/14 17:05
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
Congrat lads;)
Posted: 2009/12/19 8:42  Updated: 2009/12/19 8:42
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
I see my little rant the other day made you finalize 1.2 Just kidding all, brilliant stuff this new version. My sites will be all running this new version this weekend!

Posted: 2009/12/19 12:36  Updated: 2009/12/19 12:36
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 Re: ImpressCMS 1.2 Final is Released
A wonderful version, nothing to compare
Thank you for this precious tool