Added NEWS about feature #9400 (enables to have specific HTTP status codes)
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1 ************************************************************************
2 CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS between TYPO3 4.2 and 4.3
3 (for technical details see ChangeLog)
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5
6 General
7 ==================
8
9 * ...
10
11 Backend
12 ==================
13
14 * Extension Manager: You can now set a new option "excludeFromUpdates" in every
15 every extensions' ext_emconf.php array. This way, it is a) not shown in the
16 list of extensions to update and b) is shown a exclamation mark in order to
17 prevent updates for this extension. This is very useful if you made local changes
18 to an extension and don't want any admin to overwrite them.
19
20
21 Compatibility
22 =============
23
24 * ...
25
26 Speed improvements
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28
29 * ...
30
31 Frontend
32 ==================
33
34 * The message log of the admin panel will report failures to set the locale
35 * Integrated functionality of extension jb_status_code into core:
36 It is now possible to specify a redirection code (301, 302, 303 or
37 307) together with a domain redirection in a sys_domain record.
38
39 Development
40 ====================
41
42 * ...
43
44 TypoScript changes
45 ==================
46
47 * ...
48
49 Database changes
50 ================
51
52 * ...
53
54 DBAL
55 ====
56
57 * ...
58
59 Frontend features
60 =================
61
62 * Frontend plugins now can convert themselves from USER to USER_INT on the fly. This
63 is useful for plugins who can disallow caching using a TSConfig option (for example,
64 tt_news). Earlier plugins had to use $GLOBALS['TSFE']->set_no_cache(), which caused
65 huge performance problems. Now plugin simply need to call
66 $this->cObj->convertToUserIntObject() and return immediately without generating any
67 content.
68 Objects can find their current execution mode by calling $this->cObj->getUserObjectType().
69 This function can return either tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER (if object runs as USER)
70 or tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER_INT (if object is running as USER_INT). Here the code
71 example:
72 function main() {
73 ....
74 if (!$this->conf['allowCaching'] && $this->cObj->getUserObjectType() == tslib_cObj::OBJECTTYPE_USER) {
75 $this->cObj->convertToUserIntObject();
76 return '';
77 }
78
79 * Class tslib_eidtools is enhanced with new methods for eID/AJAX applications:
80 public static function initLanguage($language = 'default');
81 Creates $GLOBALS['LANG'] for the given language
82 public static function initTCA();
83 Loads 'ctrl' sections for TCA tables from all installed extensions
84 public static function initExtensionTCA($extensionKey);
85 Similar to initTCA() but loads the table only for the given extension
86
87 * Added option named "additionalAbsRefPrefixDirectories" for Frontend in the Install tool.
88 This option is useful if the installation uses non-TYPO3 applications and links to
89 them from extensions. Earlier TYPO3 prepended only media/, typo3conf/ext/ and
90 fileadmin/ directories automatically with config.absRefPrefix. Using the new variable
91 administrators can tell TYPO3 to prepend also other directories inside the site root
92 with config.absRefPrefix.
93
94 * Added new Install tool option named "dbClientCompress". This option will
95 enable MySQL compression for network traffic. This is useful if
96 MySQl is not on the same host as the web server. Do not use this option if MySQL
97 is on the same host because it will only slow down the process. However if MySQL
98 is on the other host, this option may impove performance significally.
99
100 Backend skin
101 ============
102
103 * ...
104
105 Important bugfixes
106 ==================
107
108 * ...
109
110 Currently unsupported
111 =====================
112
113 * Missing features concerning the disposal of Inline Relational Record Editing (IRRE)
114 -> Workspaces and Versioning are currently not supported
115 -> FlexForms using the TCA type 'inline' are currently not supported/tested
116 -> Import/Export (sysext tx_impexp) might not work correctly in special cases