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ImpressCMS 1.3 Beta ReleasedPublished by Fiammybe on 2011/3/8 (2638 reads)
The ImpressCMS Team is very happy to present the beta release of the upcoming ImpressCMS 1.3. With this beta release, the refactoring of the core components is complete and all new features have been introduced. This refactoring has focused on improving site performance and standardization, along with a new administration theme and layout.
This Beta release marks the next phase of the release cycle that will take ImpressCMS to a stable version 1.3. Now that the refactoring is complete, we can start the necessary verifications to ensure the stability and security and compatibility of ImpressCMS 1.3. In order to do that, we need help from the community.
Attention: This is a Beta Release!
Beta 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.
A Beta Release is not suitable for running a live website - use it for testing purposes only.
What Should You Expect From ImpressCMS 1.3?
Some Things Leading Up to ImpressCMS 1.3 Beta
How Can You Help?
The refactoring process is now over, and the core is now into feature freeze. We do need your help to test and verify this release in order to ensure its stability. Download the ImpressCMS 1.3 beta distribution, and help us verify the core functionality.
Here are some of the scenarios we'll need tested:
New Feature Testing
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:
We'll also begin finalizing the upgrade process from 1.2.x to 1.3 - you should now begin testing the upgrade of your sites and reporting issues you encounter.
To report or discuss anything related to this release, use the 1.3 Beta 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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