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Happy Fourth of July!

By Byrne Reese
Posted July 3, 2007, in News.


Obligatory Fireworks Photo

As we all must do when we see fireworks, let us let out a collective "oooooooohhh" and "aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh" with the release of Movable Type 4.0 Beta 5.

This release is right on par with our past releases, with over 100 fixed bugs, UI tweaks and feature enhancements.

We have updated our change log and our list of known issues (some of you may have noticed that we did not update our known issues after the last beta - for that we apologize).

This release does not have very many new features as the team is focusing 99% of its time on fixing bugs and refining the last pages of the application. There is one new feature worth mentioning however... the template editor now supports template snippets allowing users to easily insert template tags using handy keyboard shortcuts. This greatly speeds up the time it takes to code new templates and reduces the potential for error when typing template tags manually. Kudos to the team for squeaking this feature in there.

We hope everyone in the Movable Type community has a Happy Fourth of July. Just know, that no one will judge you if your idea of fun on a National Holiday is to download the latest Movable Type Beta and submit bug reports. In fact, the team salutes you.

Update: A bug has been found in Beta 5 (MT-4.0-beta5-20070703) that prevents upgrades. The issue has been resolved and we will be updating the download as soon as possible with the updated files. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update: A new MT4 Beta 5 build has been deployed and made available through the regular download mechanism. The build is MT-4.0-beta5-20070704.

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7 Comments

Arvind Satyanarayan

Arvind Satyanarayan on July 4, 2007, 2:05 a.m. Reply

TextMate users will feel right at home with the new snippets. Just type mtentries and hit tab and voila! The real beauty is that template snippets are too defined in the registry so plugins can add their own (and in fact, I’m creating a plugin that’ll allow you to define your own custom snippets!)

Sara

Sara on July 4, 2007, 7:00 a.m. Reply

Ohhh ahhhh :)

This is seriously starting to sound cool. Specially with the plugin Arvind is working on.

demonsurfer

demonsurfer on July 4, 2007, 7:40 a.m. Reply

Thanks! :)

PRO IT Service

PRO IT Service on July 4, 2007, 11:53 a.m. Reply

A free online demo is available for this release as well!

http://www.movabletype4.org/

Happy Fourth of July to everybody :)

Steve Ivy

Steve Ivy on July 4, 2007, 9:12 p.m. Reply

It’s such a great day for me.

I can not wait to see the final release:P

Jay Allen

Jay Allen on July 5, 2007, 12:31 p.m. Reply

With regards to:

the template editor now supports template snippets allowing users to easily insert template tags using handy keyboard shortcuts. This greatly speeds up the time it takes to code new templates and reduces the potential for error when typing template tags manually.

and

TextMate users will feel right at home with the new snippets. Just type mtentries and hit tab and voila! The real beauty is that template snippets are too defined in the registry so plugins can add their own (and in fact, I’m creating a plugin that’ll allow you to define your own custom snippets!)

Dear MT Team: I love you… I’ve consider this a fantastic present for my birthday.

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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.

Website: http://profile.typekey.com/byrnereese