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1 ************************************************************************
2 CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS between TYPO3 4.2 and 4.3
3 (for technical details see ChangeLog)
4 ************************************************************************
5
6 General
7 =======
8
9 * TYPO3 requires PHP 5.2 now
10
11 * Support for OpenID auhentication with a new system extension for both FE and BE.
12 Any user with a valid OpenID identifier may log in when the OpenID authentication
13 is successful.
14
15 * The JavaScript framework ExtJS was integrated as common widget library. This
16 collection offers developers an easy but powerful option to create nice looking
17 user interfaces by reusing predefined objects. For example, ExtJS supports grid
18 views, dialog windows and dynamic panels. It is currently used in the TYPO3 Core
19 for the dialog showing that a session in the backend has expired and for the
20 new recycler.
21
22 * The JavaScript libraries are updated to prototype 1.6.0.3 and script.aculo.us 1.8.2.
23
24 * Integration of RSA Authentication Service: Using a the public-key cryptography allows
25 to transfer sensitive data over a secure channel, even if the website does not support
26 HTTPS. This feature allows to store password data as salted hash value. The RSA
27 authentication service can be used in frontend and backend by enabling the system
28 extension rsaauth.
29 Note: The service requires either the openssl PHP extension, or the openssl binary.
30
31 * Integration of PHP Autoloader: This feature allows to have only those files in memory
32 that are really required for an accordant application. The performace improves
33 dramatically. The PHP files are looked up using a registry file returns a simple array
34 mapping PHP class names to accordant file names:
35 + t3lib/core_autoload.php contains all classes in t3lib/tslib or the TYPO3 Core
36 + [extension_key]/ext_autoload.php contains all classes of that TYPO3 extension
37
38 * Extbase and Fluid integration: Extbase and Fluid are backports from FLOW3 to bring MVC
39 and a very flexible templating engine to TYPO3 4.x. Extbase can be used in TYPO3 4.3 for
40 frontend extensions only. The techniques used by these two packages are the same as in
41 FLOW3/TYPO3 5.0 - thus, it's possible to develop future-proof extensions now and migrate
42 them easily when TYPO3 5.0 is released.
43
44 Backend
45 =======
46
47 * Extension Manager: You can now set a new option "excludeFromUpdates" in every
48 extensions' ext_emconf.php array. This way, it is a) not shown in the
49 list of extensions to update and b) is shown a exclamation mark in order to
50 prevent updates for this extension. This is very useful if you made local changes
51 to an extension and don't want any admin to overwrite them.
52
53 * The TypoScript editor "t3editor" was enhanced with code-completion. Now you get
54 context-sensitive suggestions about possible properties while entering TypoScript.
55
56 * The recycling of deleted records is improved since most elements were not removed
57 physically in TYPO3. The recycler offers the possibilities of cleaning up the garbage
58 collection and to restore data again. Based on an ExtJS interface it's possible to
59 get a quick overview of the accordant elements, filter the resultset and execute the
60 desired actions. This new feature is the modernized and core-specific version of the
61 kj_recycler extension, that has been available in the TER for years now.
62
63 * The permissions on file operations can now be set on a per-group basis. New back-end
64 users now don't have any file permissions by default, since this has moved to back-end
65 user groups and will apply automatically for each new group being created.
66 The default settings for new groups are the following:
67 + Move, delete, rename and create new directories
68 + Upload, copy, move, delete and rename files
69 + Unzip files
70
71 * The popup telling an user that his session has expired was replaced by a dialog window.
72
73 * The workspace selector has been turned to an item in the toolbar menu.
74
75 * The elements shown when creating new content elements (like "regular text element" etc.)
76 can be configured, modified and extended by Page TSconfig "mod.wizards.newContentElement".
77
78 * The tables shown when creating new records in the Web>List module are grouped by their scope
79 or extension now. The order can be modified by Page TSconfig "mod.wizards.newRecord.order".
80
81 * Elements on each table in the Web>List module can be collapsed or expanded now.
82 In the view showing a single table with many elements, a pagination helps to
83 get through them.
84
85 * Uploading files is now available with an optional Flash Uploader which shows a
86 nice widget with information on the upload progress. It makes it possible to select
87 multiple files at once. Enable the Flash Uploader by checking the appropriate checkbox
88 in the User Setup, reload the Backend and make sure that your browser has the
89 latest version of Flash (Flash v9+) installed.
90
91 * It is possible now to temporarily lock down the backend for system maintenance. Editors
92 will see an overlay with an message notifying them that the backend is locked. When the
93 lock is removed, editors can continue without having to re-login.
94 The lock is enabled by placing this file:
95 typo3conf/LOCK_BACKEND
96
97 * The backend gateway for manipulating files (uploading, renaming, copying) TCEfile is now
98 separated from the file typo3/tce_file.php and put in a new file and class in
99 typo3/classes/class.typo3_tcefile.php. There is now also a new AJAXid (TYPO3_tcefile::process)
100 to use this functionality in AJAX-based environments as well.
101
102 Frontend
103 ========
104
105 * The message log of the admin panel will report failures to set the locale
106
107 * Integrated functionality of extension jb_status_code into core:
108 It is now possible to specify a redirection code (301, 302, 303 or
109 307) together with a domain redirection in a sys_domain record.
110
111 * Added option named "additionalAbsRefPrefixDirectories" for Frontend in the Install tool.
112 This option is useful if the installation uses non-TYPO3 applications and links to
113 them from extensions. Earlier TYPO3 prepended only media/, typo3conf/ext/ and
114 fileadmin/ directories automatically with config.absRefPrefix. Using the new variable
115 administrators can tell TYPO3 to prepend also other directories inside the site root
116 with config.absRefPrefix.
117
118 * Added new Install tool option named "dbClientCompress". This option will
119 enable MySQL compression for network traffic. This is useful if
120 MySQl is not on the same host as the web server. Do not use this option if MySQL
121 is on the same host because it will only slow down the process. However if MySQL
122 is on another host, this option may improve performance significally.
123
124 * CSS styled content was split into separate files for each compatibility versions of TYPO3
125 (3.8, 3.9, 4.2 and current). When including the static template of css_styled_content,
126 a specific version must be chosen (also see Compatibility below).
127
128 * The GIFBUILDER now supports automatic line breaks by defining a maximum width of the
129 element to be rendered. The new TypoScript properties are "breakWidth" and "breakSpace".
130
131 * Image rendering now cuts off the profile data of images by default to reduce file sizes.
132 This behaviour can be modified or disabled by changing [GFX][im_stripProfileCommand] in
133 the install tool or by setting the TypoScript property "stripProfile" on IMAGE objects.
134
135 Compatibility
136 =============
137
138 * A deprecation log has been introduced to track calls to deprecated/outdated methods
139 in the TYPO3 Core. Developers have to make sure to adjust their code to avoid using
140 this old functionality since deprecated methods will be removed in future TYPO3 releases!
141 The information can be found in /typo3conf/deprecation_[hash-value].log
142
143 * The caching system has been revamped. It is not possible to query the cache tables directly.
144 Any compliant extension has to use the new caching framework.
145
146 * The simulateStaticDocument functionality (URLs like "MyPage.13.0.html" instead of "index.php?id=13")
147 was extracted and put to a separate system extension "simulatestatic".
148
149 * The frontend editing functionality was extracted into a separate system extension "fe_edit".
150
151 * The help modules "about" and "cshmanual" were extracted into separate system extensions with the same name.
152
153 * As mentioned in "Frontend" CSS styled content has been split into several files.
154 The update wizard can switch the versions of the static includes by refering to
155 the TYPO3 compatibility version.
156
157 Development
158 ===========
159
160 * t3lib_div::makeInstance now supports singletons. To mark a class as a
161 singleton it must implement the t3lib_singleton interface.
162
163 * A new caching framework has been added. It allows extensions to store temporary data
164 transparently to different cache back ends (database, file system or memory).
165
166 * Frontend plugins now can convert themselves from USER to USER_INT on the fly. This
167 is useful for plugins who can disallow caching using a TSConfig option (for example,
168 tt_news). Earlier plugins had to use $GLOBALS['TSFE']->set_no_cache(), which caused
169 huge performance problems. Now plugin simply need to call
170 $this->cObj->convertToUserIntObject() and return immediately without generating any
171 content.
172 Objects can find their current execution mode by calling $this->cObj->getUserObjectType().
173 This function can return either tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER (if object runs as USER)
174 or tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER_INT (if object is running as USER_INT). Here the code
175 example:
176 function main() {
177 ....
178 if (!$this->conf['allowCaching'] && $this->cObj->getUserObjectType() == tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER) {
179 $this->cObj->convertToUserIntObject();
180 return '';
181 }
182
183 * Class tslib_eidtools is enhanced with new methods for eID/AJAX applications:
184 static function initLanguage($language = 'default');
185 Creates $GLOBALS['LANG'] for the given language
186 static function initTCA();
187 Loads 'ctrl' sections for TCA tables from all installed extensions
188 static function initExtensionTCA($extensionKey);
189 Similar to initTCA() but loads the table only for the given extension
190
191 * Class t3lib_extMgm has new methods to enhance palettes:
192 t3lib_extMgm::addFieldsToAllPalettesOfField($table, $field, $addFields, $insertionPosition = '');
193 Adds new fields to all palettes of an existing field.
194 t3lib_extMgm::addFieldsToPalette($table, $palette, $addFields, $insertionPosition = '');
195 Adds new fields to a palette.
196
197 * A random byte generator has been added to t3lib_div::generateRandomBytes() which can
198 be used for cryptographic operations in the TYPO3 Core or in any other extension.
199
200 TypoScript changes
201 ==================
202
203 * Custom sub categories can be used in TypoScript constants like the following:
204 #customsubcategory=limits=LLL:EXT:devlog/locallang.xml:limits
205
206 Database changes
207 ================
208
209 * The database tables cache_hash, cache_pagesections and cache_pages have been
210 changed due to a move to the new caching framework.
211
212 * Reference indexes storing table names have been extended from 40 to 255 chars
213
214 * The database table pages_language_overlay was extended by several fields to
215 support an alternative URL or a shortcut dependent on localization.
216
217 DBAL
218 ====
219
220 * ...
221
222
223 Backend skin
224 ============
225
226 * ...
227
228
229 Speed improvements
230 ==================
231
232 * PHP classes for frontend plugins are now loaded only if they are used to render
233 content by enabling the "includeLibs" property also for USER objects in TypoScript.
234 In the past, all available class files for frontend plugins were loaded so this new
235 feature increases performance by reducing memory consumption.
236
237 * TYPO3 now enables client caching of JavaScript, CSS and image files by using .htaccess
238 files in various directories. This may cause problems if mod_expires is not enabled
239 in the Apache configuration. See the FAQ section in the INSTALL.txt about disabling
240 these files if necessary.
241
242 Important bugfixes
243 ==================
244
245 * ...
246
247 Currently unsupported
248 =====================
249
250 * Missing features concerning the disposal of Inline Relational Record Editing (IRRE)
251 -> Workspaces and Versioning are currently not supported
252 -> FlexForms using the TCA type 'inline' are currently not supported/tested
253 -> Import/Export (sysext tx_impexp) might not work correctly in special cases