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1 ************************************************************************
2 CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS between TYPO3 4.0 and 4.1
3 (for technical details see ChangeLog)
4 ************************************************************************
5
6 General
7 ==================
8
9 * New PHP version requirement: You need to have at least PHP 4.3.0 in order to run TYPO3 4.1
10
11 Backend
12 ==================
13
14 * Inline Relational Record Editing (IRRE)
15 -> It's now possible to create and edit child records of a record as subforms inside of the form view in the backend
16 -> Therefore, the new TCA field type "inline" has been introduced
17 -> See http://wiki.typo3.org/index.php/Inline_Relational_Record_Editing for details
18
19 * Bidirectional MM relations: It's now possible to configure MM relations from both sides of the relation.
20 -> E.g. an employment relation could now be edited from both the "person" as well as the "company" side. ("employers" of "persons" and "employees" of "companies")
21
22 * BE who-is-online
23 -> The Tools->Useradmin module now displays which BE users are currently online.
24
25 * UTF-8 for filenames
26 -> You need to set $TYPO3_CONF_VARS['SYS']['UTF8filesystem'] to TRUE to enable this feature.
27
28 * Improved Extension Manager
29 -> Requires less memory
30 -> The EM now stores the list of extensions from TER in the database,
31 -> see http://bugs.typo3.org/view.php?id=2615
32
33 * Two nice usability enhancements
34 -> Using <label> tags in tceforms where appropriate to enhance usability in the Backend forms
35 -> Increase length for titles of be_users, be_groups, and fe_groups
36
37 Compatibility
38 =============
39
40 * Changed the default value of $TYPO3_CONF_VARS[SYS][devIPmask]
41
42 Speed improvements
43 ==================
44
45 * TODO Dmitry: explain cache_pagesection speedup
46
47 * TODO Dmitry: explain speedup using .htaccess
48
49 Development
50 ====================
51
52 * Better getRecordTitle() function
53 -> It's now possible to define a "label_userFunc"
54 -> This makes it possible to e.g. define the label of a "persons" table as displayed in the list module to be like "Lastname, Firstname". Until now you could only define one field to be the "labelfield".
55
56 * Inline Relational Record Editing (see "Backend" section above)
57
58 Database changes
59 ================
60
61 * Changed many BLOB fields from int/varchar/whatever to tinyint(1) - this is the field type which is actually intended by MySQL for BLOBs
62
63 DBAL
64 ====
65
66 * ...
67
68 Frontend features
69 =================
70
71 * Autologin for Frontend users is now possible!
72 -> Users can decide on their own whether they want to "Stay logged in" using a checkbox. The latest version of the "newloginbox" extension is required for that.
73 -> Needs to be configured in the Install Tool ("All Configuration" -> "permalogin" and "lifetime")
74
75 * UTF-8 for log files
76 -> TYPO3 now logs page paths in UTF-8 if config.stat_apache_niceTitle is set to "utf-8" in the TypoScript template Setup.
77
78 * Enable $TYPO3_CONF_VARS[FE][pageNotFoundOnCHashError] by default
79 -> URLs (especially plugins) can contain the &cHash parameter. It contains a checksum of the whole paramter set and is very useful for caching.
80 -> In the past, a wrong cHash caused the website to be recreated with caching turned off.
81 -> With the new behaviour, a wrong cHash will instead trigger an error message since this usually should never happen!
82 -> Usually, the cHash is only wrong if a) someone has changed the encryptionKey (bad!) or b) someone has manually modified the requested URL
83
84 Backend skin
85 ============
86
87 * ...
88
89 Important bugfixes
90 ==================
91
92 * ...