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MT4 beta 1 known issues update

By Chris Ernest Hall
Posted June 7, 2007.

Hi, folks. First off, let me thank everyone who's taken the time to download (or try to download) the first beta of Movable Type 4. We really appreciate your help, and apologize to those who had difficulties either downloading the packages or installing the beta.  

All that being said, here is a run-down of the top issues that you guys have been reporting so far:

* "Failed to create stats file" errors in activity log. If you see this error, you should create a support directory in mt-static and make it writable by MT. If you keep your mt-static directory somewhere other than the directory where the MT cgi's live, then you will need to set StaticFilePath in your mt-config.cgi appropriately. We will handle this situation better in the next beta--apologies for the inconvenience.

* Comments listing screen is broken ("Can't locate object method
"load" via package "MT::Entry" at lib/MT/App/ line 9524" error)

* Deleting blog causes error ("Can't use string ("MT::Asset") as a  
HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at lib/MT/ line 798")

* StyleCatcher is broken.

* Tag searching on blog is broken.

If you do stumble across one or more of these issues, rest assured that we know about them and they will be fixed in the next beta drop.   And the list above is by no means a complete list of all the bugs (you guys have been so productive in your bug reporting that even our crack QA team has had trouble keeping up) just a list of the issues that nearly everyone seems to be stumbling across.


Michele Neylon

Michele Neylon on June 8, 2007, 2:14 a.m. Reply

Is there any chance of you making available the bug tracker to Pronet members? I really don’t want to waste people’s time submitting duplicates of known issues and can appreciate that you won’t be able to publish / list all the submitted bugs easily / in real time


Maria Connors

Maria Connors on July 20, 2012, 11:01 p.m. Reply

Is this the first Beta of MT? It is like an icon :)


Gertie on September 1, 2012, 6:00 a.m. Reply

The bug tracker would be really helpful not just for duplicate submitting, but also for easier search.

Alesandro Del Piero

Alesandro Del Piero on October 21, 2012, 10:18 p.m. Reply

Andrei, it could be easily a work project which is no longer needed. It can be also some kind of test or many other things which needed to be deleted after the job is done.

Nelly Clarkson

Nelly Clarkson on October 24, 2012, 1:43 a.m. Reply

Is Chris Ernest Hall the real name of the author of this entry or it comes from the writer Chris Ernest Hall?


Keith on November 13, 2012, 4:32 a.m. Reply

This is the main function of a Beta version right :) you have to be proud with us - so bugs productively community :)

Tomislav Rosskopf

Tomislav Rosskopf on November 22, 2012, 9:16 p.m. Reply

What about the bug with template tags in custom fields connected with Movable Type 4. Where was the problem and how it had been fixed?


Upton on December 13, 2012, 10:44 p.m. Reply

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think StyleCatcher is still not ready!