[Zope-Annce] Silva 1.5.9 Released

Kit BLAKE kitblake at infrae.com
Sun Dec 17 03:20:20 EST 2006

Infrae has just released version 1.5.9 of the Silva content management 
system. This is a maintenance release that improves performance, exposes 
Firefox spellcheck capability, and fixes various minor issues.

Changes in Silva and related products

An abridged list of changes follows. For complete details of the fixed 
issues see HISTORY.txt in the packages.


   - Changed calls from getMetdata to getMetadataValue where possible,
     resulting in a significant performance gain.
   - Fixed unicode bug in Indexers.
   - Fixed a number of minor bugs.


   - Bugfix for empty strings in aqcuirable metadata fields blocking
     acquisition. Thanks to Nico Grubert for the bug report and fix.


   - When images exist in a document and the author scales one, the
     display in Kupu can be cached by the browser and doesn't update
     properly. The editor frame is now reloadable with the right-mouse
     button so authors can force a reload.

   - Previously Kupu had a right-mouse button menu. This has been
     disabled, with the intention of exposing spellcheck functionality
     that is built into Firefox 2.0. This means, if you are using FF 2.0,
     text in Silva is automatically checked. Dictionaries for all major
     languages are simple to install.


   - The modification time shown when viewing a folder is now taken from
     the default document.

What is Silva?

Silva is a powerful CMS for organizations that manage complex websites. 
Content is stored in clean and futureproof XML, independent of layout 
and presentation. Features include versioning, workflow system, integral 
visual editor (Kupu), content reuse, sophisticated access control, 
multi-site management, extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained 
templating, and hi-res image storage and manipulation.

For more complete information, see the Silva Product Pages at 


The package can be downloaded from: http://infrae.com/download/Silva.

Links to developer mailing lists, the Silva issue tracker, and info 
about SVN access can be found on the Silva intro page.


FMI contact Eric Casteleijn, eric at infrae com, +31 10 243 7051.

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