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Movable Type 4.0 Release Candidate 3

By Byrne Reese
Posted August 6, 2007, in News.

Earlier this evening we released Movable Type 4.0 RC3, and we have updated our change log and list of known issues according. This change log is shorter then usual as we begin to converge on a release.

This week, while the web production team works on building out a new Movable Type (dot com) web site, the product team will be devoting a lot of its time to our developers to assist them as much as we can as they begin to test their plugins on the new product. There will be a number of places you can find us and reach us this week if you have questions or issues you can't seem to find a solution for:

  • IRC - the chat room #movabletype chat room on freenode is almost always populated by Movable Type engineers, support personnel, QA staff and ProNet members just waiting to help.
  • ProNet Mailing List - The ProNet mailing list has always been where Six Apart's most talented professionals, engineers and designers alike, gather to share ideas and seek support from one another. There is no cost to joining the mailing list - everyone is welcome.
  • Developer Mailing List - Tim Appnel has been the gracious manager of the mailing list and developer community for years. Ever since the debut of the MT4 Beta, this free and community run mailing list has increasingly become the first place developers come to ask their questions and seek support from one another.
  • Instant Messaging - Byrne Reese, Movable Type's Product Manager and part time plugin developer, always welcomes users to contact him via IM. He is byrnereese on AIM.
And remember, we always listen and respond to feedback. If you have experienced difficulty using, installing or upgrading Movable Type, we want to hear about it.


Lutz-R. Frank

Lutz-R. Frank on August 6, 2007, 3:19 a.m. Reply

Wonderful - the release obviously approaches with big steps. I will install immediately after work and try to verify (or better not verify) by bugs reported so far. Thank You!

Diam0nd on August 6, 2007, 8:33 a.m. Reply

Yay for IRC channel!!! ;D

Lutz-R. Frank

Lutz-R. Frank on August 6, 2007, 10:41 a.m. Reply

flickr Blog Setup and the language mix on the comment box is still existing.


Syca on August 6, 2007, 3:14 p.m. Reply

I had posted this on the RC2 announcement but in case it got looked over (no one replied to it) here it is again…

One thing I’ve noticed still even as we get closer to the release is that in Firefox the WYSIWYG editor still doesn’t use paragraph tags for paragraphs. It just uses break tags and un-escaped ones at that.

I remember seeing this issue in the “Known Issue’s” list a few updates ago, but it has since disappeared without a fix. Has that fix been given up on?

If it’s been fixed in RC2 then forgive me and this comment because I haven’t installed it yet but didn’t see it in the change log.

demonsurfer on August 6, 2007, 8:07 p.m. Reply

@ Killer Possum - yup similar in RC3 - the escapes are there now, but two [br /] are substituted instead of paragraph tags still.

demonsurfer on August 6, 2007, 8:32 p.m. Reply

@ Killer Possum - I put in a bug report regarding the double breaks in place of paragraph tags.. the answer: “Unfortunately we were not able to fix this for MT4. It is high on our list of priorities for 4.1 though.” So there ya go.

Keiichi Inoue

Keiichi Inoue on August 7, 2007, 8:11 a.m. Reply

We’re still seeing the:

* Removing unused template maps...

Error during upgrade: Can’t call method “archive_type” on an undefined value at lib/MT/ line 99.

We are upgrading from 3.33 for testing on a clean install and then fresh copy of the database from 3.33.

We have some template maps that are older - but earlier candidates worked fine.


yasmín on August 7, 2007, 8:37 a.m. Reply

Question: Do you have to have image:magick installed in order to load the MT4 styles, because I’ve disabled rich text, and I’ve tried every configuration known to man, but I still can’t get MT to load the styles. I don’t have image: magick, so maybe that’s the culprit?


EasunLee on August 7, 2007, 8:41 a.m. Reply

what is the change of RC4?


yasmín on August 7, 2007, 12:55 p.m. Reply

They just won’t load.

I created a new blog and wanted to try one of the new styles. Except nothing loads. I tried imputing the url for the sixapart library, but that didn’t work either. The window remains blank. on August 7, 2007, 7:58 p.m. Reply

Really looking forward to getting the final version of MovableType 4.0.

I have been using MovableType for 5 years, and use it every single day to post my blog (I happen to be wearing a MovableType T-Shirt which Ginger gave me). When 4.0 final comes out, I will definitely upgrade to it.


fibercement on July 21, 2008, 4:38 a.m. Reply

thanks a lot..


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Jo Sterten

Jo Sterten on July 11, 2012, 1:11 p.m. Reply

Thank you from Norway. Keep up with your great job :)

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.