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ImpressCMS 1.3 Alpha Now AvailablePublished by Skenow on 2011/1/8 (2887 reads)
The ImpressCMS Team is very happy to present the alpha release of the upcoming ImpressCMS 1.3.This version has been in development for a longer period of time than planned, but a lot of necessary work is being accomplished.
Alpha releases are solely for development and testing purposes. Those releases can be as unstable as can be. The features being introduced in the release may be incomplete, but time has come for more feedback on the design and implementation of those features. Alpha releases are not for finding bugs, that is the purpose of the Beta Release.
An Alpha Release is not suitable for running a live website - it is for feature preview and review.
What Should You Expect From ImpressCMS 1.3 Alpha?
What Is Behind ImpressCMS 1.3 Alpha?
How Can You Help?
Because of major refactoring of the core, this alpha phase is focused on verifying the core API. Download the ImpressCMS 1.3 alpha distribution, and help us verify the core functionality.
Here are some of the scenarios we'll need tested:
A new admin theme and some new functionality is being introduced to help make the admin area easier to use. Here's where we'll need your feedback:
Trying to upgrade an existing site will not help during this release stage, nor will trying to run all your old modules on the new core.
To report or discuss anything related to this release, use the 1.3 Alpha forum topic.This version is still in a rapidly-changing state - we know there are bugs and we are continuing to refactor portions of the core. This release is stable enough to install for preview and testing, which is why we are asking for your feedback on the features and performance.
For specifics about our release stages and the criteria for them, you can read this Forum post: Release Cycles
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.
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