Friday, December 31, 2010

ANN: The django CMS 2.1 Release Candidate 2 has been released!

The second Release Candidate for the Django-CMS 2.1 was just released
and is
ready for testing. Please keep in mind that this is a release candidate,
and not
a final release yet!


Please report any issues you find with this release to our issue tracker at, thank you.

This second Release Candidate fixes a few bugs found in 2.1 RC1 as well
as a
compatibility problem with Django 1.2.4 which was released shortly after

The bugs fixed in RC2 are:

- #621: Page changelist in admin is incompatible with Django 1.2.4 when
using multiple sites
- #624: Saving pages with a language not available to the site currently
being browsed, but available to the target site of the page
- #631: MultilingualURLMiddleware does not work with single-quoted urls
in templates
- #630: Pages cannot be added if CMS_MODERATOR is False

There are currently no known issues with RC2.

So what's new in 2.1?

* Frontend Editing!
You can edit your contents directly on the site, as an alternative to
the more
abstract admin panel.

* Better integration of 3rd party applications!
It is now easier then ever to integrate any 3rd party Django
applications into
your CMS or make your Django application CMS-Ready.

* "Placeholders"
It is now possible to use the Django-CMS Plugin based content
architecture in
any Django model using the new Placeholder Fields! This even comes
with full
blown frontend editing.

* Menu Refactor
The menu code has been strongly refactored since 2.0 and it is now
easier to
extend and alter the menus.

* Better Docs, Better Tests, Better Code
Our documentation is now hosted on the amazaing and was
improved vastly and is still being improved until 2.1 final. On top
of that
our testing infrastructure, our test suite and our test coverage has
significantly as well. And in the process of fixing a lot of bugs, we
also improved the readability and maintainability of the Django-CMS
to make it easier for new developers to get around.

* And lots more!

In the name of the django CMS Core Developers team I wish you all a
happy new year and enjoy our RC2!

Jonas Obris

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