[Zope-Annce] Plone 1.0 Release Candidate 1 released!
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 23:21:22 +0100
As Christmas draws closer, we are proud to announce the first Release
Candidate for Plone. If we get positive feedback from this release and
migrations are smooth - this will be 1.0!
Get the latest Plone from http://plone.org/download and help us locate any
What is Plone?
Plone is a Content Management System based on Zope Corporation's Content
Management Framework. It combines a stable base with an attractive,
lightweight and easy-to-use User Interface, and has quickly become one of
the leading Open Source Content Management Systems.
What are the differences between the betas and RC1?
- Plone comes with an i18n folder with approximately 20 languages (please
co-ordinate with the "i18n effort":/development/i18n to add your language).
These are pre-installed in the Windows installer package.
- Xopus was removed (will possibly be available as an add-on later); we
have kept XSDHTMLEditor but will be removing it as 1.1 comes and we can
move it to an add-on.
- Lots of bug fixes. Small feature enhancements (filename staying in form
if validation fails) and usability issues addressed.
- migration machinery has been updated and hopefully you should have no
problems migrating from any beta release to RC1. - RC1 is being run on
plone.org with great results.
Plone is gathering a healthy community around it. The focus in the near
future will be documentation and a stable 1.0 release. Plone is already
being used all over the world for many different purposes. Please mail us
at email@example.com about your experiences. We are now
preparing the final announcements, finishing touches and installer
integration, and watching the issue collector at http://plone.org/collector
for any issues reported.
- Do a full backup (Both the products dir and Data.fs).
- Delete the CMFPlone directory and replace with the new one.
- Enter your Plone site via the ZMI (http://myplonesite:8080/manage).
- Add a Plone Migration tool if there isn't one displayed already - the
name should be portal_migration (Add a Plone Tool -> Migration Tool).
- Enter the portal_migration tool and double check that the version
displayed is correct (You can override the settings if you know that you
have a different version).
- Click the "Click here to migrate" link.
- Voilá - your Plone site should be up to date. Please report any errors to
Download and test
Download Plone RC1 from http://plone.org/download and help us find any
remaining bugs. The final release will hopefully be out by the end of this
month, or early next month. We wish everybody a nice holiday, and look
forward to making year 2003 the Year of Plone. :)