Last week we released Movable Type 4.1 Beta 2 which included a number of new features for the open source project as well, including:
- AtomPub Support - a core mission for MTOS is to support core Internet standards, which includes the Atom Publishing Protocol, or "AtomPub" for short.
- Revamped Asset Editing Interface - CMSWire recently wrote a piece entitled Movable Type 4.1 Goes Beyond Blogging - and they are right. But it is not just the commercial product that is headed in this direction. The open source project too is also becoming a more flexible tool for light weight content management -- as is evidenced by Movable Type's extensible asset management framework, and the work that Beau has been doing to expand upon the user experience around managing online assets.
Speaking of which, if you are a person who enjoys living on the bleeding edge then the best resource for you is still our nightly builds, which ever since we completed our subversion migration to code.sixapart.com have become far more meaningful. Now that primary development of Movable Type has moved to our public subversion repository it also means that our nightly builds could finally be automated.
Completing our subversion migration and automating nightly builds were just two of the milestones we hoped to complete by year's end, and I am glad to have them behind us. We still have a lot of work ahead of us though.
If you are interested in following the progress we are making on MTOS, we encourage you to take a look at the MTOS Project Status Page which details the various projects and sub-projects we are working on at Six Apart and as a Community.