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The Beta for Movable Type 4.3 is Now Open

By Matt Jacobs
Posted July 9, 2009, in News.

Earlier this evening we made available the first pre-release version of Movable Type 4.3. For more information about this release, we've created an MT 4.3 beta page. There, you can find release notes, known issues, the download link and information on how to submit bugs and get involved in this release. Here's what you should know:

  • This release has most of 4.3's new features, including comment pagination and a new entry asset manager.
  • The first release is an alpha (MTOS-4.3a1) and we'll have 2 more releases during the beta period. The final release will be in 3 weeks.
  • While this release has been stable in our testing, remember this is alpha software and is not intended for use in a production environment.
  • Last, but absolutely not least, we have overhauled the reference documentation for this release. Beau is going to post soon with more details about this, but we've already updated nearly 100 pages. He'll also provide information about how you can get involved in improving the docs.

Please download the alpha today and take it for a spin. We rely on input and contributions from community members to make these releases shine and hope you'll have a hand in MT 4.3. You can join our MTOS-dev mailing list to get involved in the conversation today.




Keneth on July 8, 2012, 1:13 a.m. Reply

Yay, can’t wait to test it out and I’m definately joining the mailing list.

Alice Rochdale

Alice Rochdale on September 4, 2012, 9:12 p.m. Reply

It is great you are waiting for the responce of the community, but I couldn’t understand where to post my opinion on every new release? Should I do it here in the comments or I can make it on a special place on the site.

Aaron Colins

Aaron Colins on September 10, 2012, 10:46 p.m. Reply

Where is the Beau’s post about how to get involved in improving the documents pages?

Arnold Costoff

Arnold Costoff on October 19, 2012, 10:51 a.m. Reply

I still use the fourth series of Moveable Type. For me it is the best one and I don’t want to upgrade. The MT’s stuff has made a great decision to continue with the security upgrades for lower series which make my choice possible.

Nelly Cora

Nelly Cora on October 30, 2012, 9:14 p.m. Reply

How many comments are collected in one page and can I adjust the number according to my wishes?

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how to deal with anxiety on November 6, 2012, 8:02 a.m. Reply

It is great you are waiting for the responce of the community, but I couldn’t understand where to post my opinion on every new release?

Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman on November 8, 2012, 1:56 a.m. Reply

I am with this version of Moveable Type, but not the Alpha or Beta version. I use the final release which is ready for use in the production environment. I don’t want to risk with my sites :) and I have no problems at all.

Ivan Borisoff

Ivan Borisoff on November 20, 2012, 11:59 p.m. Reply

Keneth you should wait a bit for joining in a mail list, because there is neither Alpha nor Beta versions of Movable Type. As far as I know the things are stopped for the next few months.

You can download the last version of the fifth series which is available on the download page of the site.


Calla on December 18, 2012, 6:24 a.m. Reply

Hello and please be patient to my newbie question here. I am wondering where is the difference between alpha, beta and the final version. OK it is easy to understand that the final version is the version the users get, but what the other two means.