We are happy to announce that MT5 is coming and invite you to participate.
But first, here's some information on what's in store for Movable Type 4. Later this month, on July 29th, we'll be releasing Movable Type 4.3. This release contains comment pagination, a variety of bug fixes and some significant performance and scalability improvements that make it the most robust release ever on MT. Tomorrow, we'll make available our first pre-release build of 4.3. It will be an alpha, which means we're still finishing up a few features and the software is absolutely not production ready. So why release it? We want all of you to give it a whirl and try out what we've been working on. As we approach the launch date, we'll continue with several beta releases to fix any bugs found by you and our development team. I'll have another post up tomorrow with links to the build and information on submitting bugs.
In the meantime, work has begun on MT5. We have started the requirements process and early development work on MT5 with particular focus on better content management and ease of use. As we gear up towards the first Movable Type Pro 5.0 beta release in the coming months we invite you to get involved. The best way is to use MT forums, send us feedback directly, or get active on our ProNet email list and tell us what you'd like to see.
We are very excited about MT5 and look forward to your input!