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Looking ahead to MT5

By Matt Jacobs
Posted July 7, 2009, in News.

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!



Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese on July 8, 2009, 12:52 a.m. Reply

Congrats to the entire MT team! This is great news. I can’t wait for 4.3.

The community anxiously awaits news about what features you have in store for us in MT5!

Matt Carey

Matt Carey on July 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m. Reply

Really looking forward to hearing what features are coming in MT5.

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston on July 8, 2009, 9:39 a.m. Reply

Great news, I’m very excited to see the next release.

Paul William Tenny

Paul William Tenny on July 9, 2009, 5:30 p.m. Reply

There’s a thread already going for requested features (MT5), if anyone is interested.

Matt Jacobs

Matt Jacobs on July 9, 2009, 7:12 p.m. Reply

Thanks for posting that link, Paul!

Paul William Tenny

Paul William Tenny on July 10, 2009, 4:44 p.m. Reply

Welcome. I’m noticing a trend over there, albeit a small one: people want custom fields (or something better) in MTOS. I wonder if that would even be considered.


Andre on July 12, 2009, 9:47 p.m. Reply

I think its great news about MT5 and I am looking forward to it… but there is two sides to the success of MT (1) MT development of course (2) Marketing is VERY critical.

I’ve been talking about this in another thread but seriously, it’s great news about MT5 but sixapart needs to expand it’s marketing more and do it better because WP is leaving MT in the dust. on August 4, 2009, 9:37 a.m. Reply

what features are coming? ;)

rob stosur

rob stosur on June 28, 2012, 3:19 a.m. Reply

Ooooh, I’m so happy to hear that! I’m happy with the MT4 but I’m looking forward to the new feature in MT5.