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david at kineticode

Jul 8, 2004, 2:17 PM

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[Bricolage-Announce] Bricolage 1.8.1

The Bricolage development team is pleased to announce the release of
Bricolage 1.8.1. This maintenance release address a number of
issues in
Bricolage 1.8.0. Here are the highlights:


* More complete Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
localizations. Also, the Mandarin localization now simply inherits
from the Traditional Chinese localization.

* make clone now copies the lib directory and all of the bin
from the target to the clone, rather than from the sources. This
allows any changes that have been made to scripts and classes to
properly cloned.

* When installing Bricolage, it will now allow you to proceed if
database already exists by asking if you want to create the
tables in the existing database. Suggested by Mark Fournier and
Marshall Roch.

* The installer is now a bit smarter in how it handles loading the
log_config (or config_log, as the case may be) module.

* Added language-specific style sheets. This is especially useful
right-to-left languages or for languages that require special

* The "New Alias" search interface now displays thumbnails when
searching for media documents to alias and the USE_THUMBNAILS
bricolage.conf directive is enabled.

* Aliases can now be made to documents within the same site.

* The SOAP interface for importing and exporting elements now
properly has "key_name" XML elements instead of "name" XML
The changes are backwards compatible with XML exported from
1.8.0 servers, however.

* Added move() method to the virtual FTP interface. This means
to deploy a template, rather than having to rename it locally to
append ".deploy", one can simply move in FTP to its new name with
".deploy" on appended to the new name.

* Document expirations are now somewhat more intelligent. Rather
just scheduling an expiration job only if there is an expiration
the first time a document is published, Bricolage will now always
schedule an expiration job for a document provided that one does
already exist (scheduled or completed) for the same time and for
of the file resources for the document. This should allow people
more easily and arbitrarily expire content whenever necessary.

* Burner notes now persist for all sub burns (triggered by
publish_another() and preview_another() in a single burn.

* Added ability to create and manage groups of objects for several
different types of objects. Also added the ability manage group
membership within the administrative profiles for those objects.
change makes it possible to give users permission to administer
subsets of objects. The new groupable objects are:



Alert Types

Element Types



* Alert rules are now evaluated within a safe compartment (using
Safe.pm) to prevent security exploits.

* The Bulk Publish admin tool is no longer limited to use only by
members of the Global Admins group. Now anyone can use it. All one
needs is READ permission to the categories of stories, and PUBLISH
permission to the stories and media documents to be published.

Bug Fixes

* Eliminated 'Bareword "ENABLE_HTMLAREA" not allowed while "strict
subs" in use' warning that prevented startup for some

* Changes made to user or contributor contacts without changing
other part of the user or contributor object are now properly

* The upgrade to 1.8.0 now correctly updates story URIs that use
URI Suffix of an output channel instead of using the URI Prefix

* Aliases of Image, Audio, or Video media documents no longer
stuck on desks.

* Related media and story subelements of media documents now work

* Calls to preview_another() in Bric::Util::Burner will now use
templates in the current user's sandbox and properly burn them to
preview root rather than to the staging root used for publishing.

* Contributor fields for roles other than the default role now
properly store and retain their values.

* The virtual FTP server now properly checks out templates when a
template is uploaded and is already in workflow.

* Uploading a non-existent template via the virtual FTP server now
correctly creates a new template. The type of template depends on
name of the template being uploaded, and for element templates, on
whether there is an element with the appropriate key name. The
must have CREATE permission to All Templates or to the start desk
the first template workflow in the relevant site.

* Reverting a document or template to the current version number
properly reverts all changes to the time the user checked out the
document or template. Reversion is also a bit more efficient in
it looks up the previous version in the database.

* The SOAP server now rolls back any changes whenever an error is
thrown. This prevents problems when a few objects are created or
updated before an exception is thrown. Now any error will cause
entire SOAP request to fail. Thanks to Neal Sofge for the spot!

For a complete list of the changes, see the release notes and
list at
the complete history of ongoing changes in Bricolage, see
at http://www.bricolage.cc/docs/api/current/Bric::Changes.

Download Bricolage 1.8.1 now from the SourceForge download page at
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=34789, and
the Kineticode download page at


Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management
publishing system. It offers a browser-based interface for ease-of
a full-fledged templating system with complete HTML::Mason,
HTML::Template, and Template Toolkit support for flexibility, and
other features. It operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment and
the PostgreSQL RDBMS for its repository. A comprehensive,
actively-developed open source CMS, Bricolage was hailed as "Most
Impressive" in 2002 by eWeek.


--The Bricolage Team

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