December 10, 2009
Movable Type 5 Release Postponed to Jan 5th, 2010
We’ve determined that there are a few issues we need to resolve in Movable Type 5 before the official worldwide launch. In order to resolve these issues and due to the holiday season, the release of Movable Type 5 has been postponed untill January 5th, 2010. The latest release candidate builds of Movable Type 5 are available: Movable Type 5.0 Pro Betas (available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch and French.) Warning! - This beta software is not recommended for any production environment. Between now and Jan 5th we’ll be producing new documentation and updating existing documentation. We’ll be highlighting new documentation on this blog, you can find the latest updates on the following pages: Recently Updated Documentation MT5 specific documentation If you have questions about Movable Type: listen to the MT5 Q & A Conference Call discuss Movable Type on the MTOS-dev mailing list read and post questions in the Movable Type Forums submit a bug, feature request or get paid support…
December 5, 2009
Movable Type 5 Release Postponed to Dec 16th
In order to launch Movable Type 5 with more developer documentation, we’ve decided to delay the release of MT5 until December 16th. In the meantime we’ve made the latest release candidate builds of Movable Type 5 available: Movable Type 5.0 Pro Betas (available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch and French.) Warning! - This beta software is not recommended for any production environment. If you have questions about this release candidate or Movable Type 5: listen to the MT5 Q & A Conference Call discuss Movable Type on the MTOS-dev mailing list read and post questions in the Movable Type Forums submit a bug, feature request or get paid support If your question doesn’t fit into one of the above places add a comment to this post and we’ll get back to you….
December 3, 2009
MT5 Q & A Conference Call
You have questions about MT5, we have answers… Six Apart will host two half-hour calls this Friday to answer all your questions about MT5. Update: Fri, Dec 4 1:30pm Listen to the recorded conference call…. Answers to these questions and more will be placed into an official FAQ released with MT5….
December 2, 2009
Rewritten Install & Upgrade Documentation for Movable Type
George Drapeau recently wrote about his experience Installing and running Movable Type on OpenSolaris. Though George seems to be technially savvy, installation of MT is not always easy because each server environment in which it is installed is different. A few months ago (with the help of a few Perl hackers at Six Apart), I wrote a step-by-step guide to Install Movbale Type on a Mac which required the installation of a foundation of software commonly pre-installed by most web hosting companies. This included Xcode Tools (specific to MacOS), MySQL, PHP5, Perl modules, Image Magick and common image libraries. While I can install Movable Type without assistance, I needed guidance to install the system software which is commonly installed by most web hosting providers. When a web host meets the system requirements for Movable Type, installation is as easy as installing any of today’s self-hosted CMS products. I’ve rewritten the install and upgrade guides with a progressive disclosure of detail such that those already comfortable with performing such installations have access to simple guides. These guides will work for both MT4 and MT5. Quick Install Guides Install via FTP using the Configuration Wizard Install via SSH with manual configuration of…