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News on ez.no
eZ publish 3.9.1 RC1 released
eZ publish 3.9.1 expected in about two weeks, containing a security fix ( bug #9942 )
release of 3.9.0 expected mid December
finishing up implementation, included features are certain
updated feature request list
We recommend to use the setup wizard to perform a new installation of eZ publish 3.9 when you want to use the new Website interface design, because there are some difficulties and inconsistencies with the manual installation procedure. The brave ones can always try to do a manual installation. Please read the 3.9 manual installation forum topic and add your experiences and good advice to it.
Follow the upgrade instructions at ez.no. Carefully read the comments too! They contain some important remarks!
Using old site packages
The site packages used in versions prior to eZ publish 3.9 still can be used for eZ publish 3.9. If you want to use the old site packages instead of the new ones, then add the following settings to settings/override/package.ini.append.php before you start the setup wizard:
Most new features are described in the 3.9 feature docs.
Website interface extension
Class and template editing are disabled by default since the 3.9.0 release. A solution to this problem is to modify SiteAccessRules to allow advanced editing.
Additional content creation and import features
CSAPI function for quick object creation and publishing. In addition to the toString and fromString datatype functionality.
A function eZContentFunctions::createAndPublishObject was added to the file, kernel/classes/ezcontentfunctions.php (trunk rev. 17475).
This function allows to easily create an object, populate its attributes with data and publish the object at one node location.
The best information available apears to be in the new feature documentation in svn trunk and the source code itself.
Best Selling Product Fetch
There's also a new extended fetch function providing best selling product information through, 'best_sell_list' fetch function.
Kernel Error Codes
A smaller addition is the new kernel error code values now available.
Setup wizard finish custom text
Site packages can now specify custom text to be shown at the finish screen of the setup wizard (trunk rev. 17478).
Contributor / third party software / extension information
The ezinfo/about view now includes information about contributors, included third party software and the enabled extensions.
Information about contributors is extracted from the source code headers by the updatelicense.sh distribution script and assigned to the variable $contributorSettings in PHP files under var/storage/contributors.
Information about third party software is also extracted from the source code headers and assigned to the variable $thidPartySoftware in var/storage/third_party_software.php.
Extensions can now provide extension information to be displayed on the ezinfo/about view.