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Seagull 0.3.6-beta Released

Posted on 03 January 2004 by Demian Turner

This is an interim release for the project, there have been many new features that have come onboard so we’re anxious to get the code out there and work with developer feedback.

Improvements of note are:

  • A navigation manager has been built (Andy Crain) that uses DB_NestedSet and
    • allows unlimited levels of nav to be created
    • is GUI-driven
    • allows for nodes to be re-ordered at and moved to any level
    • has various ouput drivers provided including Coolmenu Dhtml dropdowns
    • has an additional interface for customising the look and feel of the menus
  • A theme approach that allows users to swap in custom skins
  • Stylesheet handling has been modularised and caching added so with a few quick changes to $primary, $secondar, etc. colour vars, you can quick change the look of the whole site (John Dell)
  • The Flexy template system is quite stable now easier than ever to use
  • An XHTML theme for the validator watchdogs (John Dell)
  • Performance improved by removing Quickform, form-handling simplified
  • Benchmarks reported 64 reqs/s on a 1.4 Ghz AMD with 512 RAM
  • Password Management overhauled and security improved
  • Polish and German translations started (Radek Maciaszek and Dustin Rottmann)
  • A basic troubleshooting section has been added to the project site
  • all project diagrams updated and a new controller workflow diagram added

The mailing list has grown, traffic doubled in December and posts are now searchable at MARC.  With greater input more bugs were fixed and project’s pace has generally picked up.  Please also note the known issues in the changelog, we’re working on these 😉

Visit the Seagull Framework project here.

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