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1 ************************************************************************
2 CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS between TYPO3 4.1 and 4.2
3 (for technical details see ChangeLog)
4 ************************************************************************
5
6 General
7 ==================
8
9 * New PHP version requirement: You need to have at least PHP 5.2.0 in order to run TYPO3 4.2
10 * Workspaces allow moving of elements (for details, see Inside TYPO3, Core API, and this video: http://castor.t3o.punkt.de/files/moving_in_workspaces2.mp4 (/.mov for better quality)
11
12 Backend
13 ==================
14
15 * New Installer
16
17 * Templates
18 -> Various enhancements to the TS object browser and TS analyzer
19 -> Added new T3Editor with syntax highlighting and other usability improvements for editing TypoScripts
20
21 * Extension Manager
22 -> Auto-update view when new back-end modules were installed
23 -> Integrate the extension ter_update_check into EM
24
25 * Workspaces
26 -> Implemented moving for elements ("Element" versions)
27 -> Workspace "swapping" for "New"-placeholders and "Deleted"-Markers is now supported
28 -> Added switch in TYPO3_CONF_VARS['BE']['elementVersioningOnly'] which allows to completely turn off page and branch versioning
29
30 * htmlArea RTE
31 -> Various bug fixes
32 -> Enable htmlArea RTE in Safari
33 -> Reduced list of plugins in EM configuration that where enabled by default
34
35 * Cleaner Backend Project
36 -> Implemented new GUI with lots of usability improvements
37 -> Enable Tabs in Page Properties
38 -> Use optgroups in selectorboxes
39
40 * TCEforms
41 -> Notify and visualize user where required elements are nested in IRRE or Tabs
42
43 Compatibility
44 =============
45
46 * t3lib_div::cvsValues() now exports like Internet RFC 4180 (embedded line-breaks allowed)
47
48 Speed improvements
49 ==================
50
51 * indexed_search with a huge page trees can now be a lot faster with the new TypoScript configuration option "skipExtendToSubpagesChecking"
52 * Added many calls to $GLOBALS['TYPO3_DB']->sql_free_result() free these memory resources
53 * Speed up link rendering by implementing some local caches
54
55 Development
56 ====================
57
58 * Add new external library "RemoveXSS" for easily filtering potential Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
59 -> Can be used by any script. Usage: $filtered_string = t3lib_div::removeXSS($input_string);
60 -> Thanks to Travis Puderbaugh <kallahar@quickwired.com> for providing this nice piece of code!
61
62 * TCEforms
63 -> Setting a field of eval "timesec" as a label of a table would show an integer instead of the hh:mm:ss string
64
65 * Workspaces
66 -> Added class.wslib_gui.php to allow using WS GUI from extensions
67 -> Added "flush" command to TCEmain API for versions so versions can be completely deleted and not only released from a workspace
68
69 * AJAX/JavaScript
70 -> Added JavaScript minification feature (new function t3lib_div::minifyJavaScript)
71 -> Updated JavaScript libraries: prototype (1.6.0) and script.aculo.us (1.8.0)
72 -> Consistent interface for AJAX calls in the TYPO3 Backend (typo3/ajax.php)
73
74 * Hooks
75 -> Added hook to Web>Page "columns" view, allowing plugins to display "additional info" instead of "CODE:"
76 -> Added a hook to TCEforms to enable custom evaluations for input fields
77 -> Introduced a new global hook $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['GLOBAL']['recStatInfoHooks']
78 -> allows to insert HTML before a records icon in the page tree, Web>List and Web>Page modules (and possibly more places where makes sense)
79 -> Integrate post processing hook for links handled by typoLink
80 -> Web>List module: Allow modification/addition/removal of icons for each table and its records
81 -> Hook in TCEmain after all database operations
82 -> Some Hooks for tslib_content
83
84 TypoScript changes
85 ==================
86
87 * Back-end
88 -> Removed TSconfig property TCEFORM.<table>.<field>.linkTitleToSelf.returnUrl
89 -> Added possibility to set TCAdefaults in Page TSconfig
90
91 * Front-end
92 -> Added +stdWrap for the .src parameter of "FRAME"
93 -> Added new conditions "year" and "dayofyear"
94 -> Addes possibility to define cache expire time of HMEMUs
95 -> Introduced a new TS option that makes indexing of metatags configurable (config.index_metatags)
96 -> Added stdWrap support for minW and minH of imgResource
97 -> Added minification of JavaScripts (config.minifyJS)
98 -> Constant 'PAGE_TARGET' of CSS Styled Content is cleared when compatVersion is set to 4.2.0
99
100 Database changes
101 ================
102
103 * Replace all TINYTEXT columns with VARCHAR(255)
104 * Change index "parent" of fe_user to (pid,username) and drop the index "pid"
105 * Added fields "crdate" and "cruser_id" to tt_content
106
107 DBAL
108 ====
109
110 * typo3/sysext/adodb: Update to upstream version 4.94
111
112 Frontend features
113 =================
114
115 * New login-box System-Extension "felogin":
116 -> This is a refactored version of the "newloginbox" extension, now integrated into the core.
117 -> If you install the extension, it will replace the old login content element (CType: "Login Form").
118 -> The new plugin comes with a great new redirection framework and lots of configuration options - but still runs nicely out of the box.
119 * Roll-over (RO) on a GMENU in IE didn't work with xhtml_strict (Bug #3729)
120 * Content encoding with x-gzip is now available also for IE7
121 * Various improvements to the admin panel
122 * Whole workspaces can be previewed now for users with no backend login by a simple link you can email
123
124 Backend skin
125 ============
126
127 * ...
128
129 Important bugfixes
130 ==================
131
132 * Better transliteration for hebrew (using lower-cased latin letters)
133 * pageNotFound_handling used to return an empty page if the specified URL could not be retrieved (old gremlin)
134 * "Clear FE cache" didn't clear "typo3temp/cache_pages" directory
135
136 Currently unsupported
137 =====================
138
139 * Missing features concerning the disposal of Inline Relational Record Editing (IRRE)
140 -> Workspaces and Versioning are currently not supported
141 -> FlexForms using the TCA type 'inline' are currently not supported/tested
142 -> Import/Export (sysext tx_impexp) might not work correctly in special cases