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ImpressCMS 1.3.3 beta 2 availablePublished by Fiammybe on 2012/8/22 (2501 reads)
ImpressCMS 1.3.3 beta 2 can now be downloaded from our new page dedicated to the Development Releases. This second beta release fixes many bugs, thanks to the ongoing efforts of the testers and our developers. It's safe to say that this version will be the best tested ImpressCMS release there is, as @skenow mentioned already some days ago.
Content of this release
Here is the rundown of the changes since the 1.3.3 beta 1 package :
Attention: This is a Beta Release!
Beta releases are solely for development and testing purposes. These releases can be unstable, but have passed initial tests by developers and testers. 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.
This release is based on the latest source code, so all known critical and major bugs should be gone. This release should be feature-complete, no large refactoring parts remain.
Compatibility with ImpressCMS 1.2
ImpressCMS 1.3 introduced a major reshuffling of the core source code, but a large effort has been made to keep compatibility with ImpressCMS 1.2 and its modules. The debug messages will display deprecated messages for any old code still being used and also suggest the proper resolution for them.
Updated versions of old modules have been released to take advantage of the optimizations and restructuring started in 1.3. New modules have also been introduced based solely on ImpressCMS 1.3 to provide alternatives and also fill some previous gaps in functionality.
Verifying whether modules work correctly at this stage will enable the module maintainers to fix their code. In the absence of an active module maintainer, a new one could be found or a migration path to a maintained module could be developed. The forums are the appropriate place.
Please test your favorite modules for compatibility, and report on the result of those tests (either working AND non working) in the appropriate forum.
Downloading this release
As mentioned at the beginning, you can find the packages for this release on our Development Packages product page.