Unmonthly status update #4
What happened recently with the official documentation? Here's a quick summary.
- the TSconfig was the first manual to be updated, thanks to Christopher Stelmaszyk.
- the TCA reference followed. As a reminder actually this reference used to be included in the Core APIs manual. One reason for extracting it was to be able to update it separately and thus faster. This work was done by François Suter.
- the TSref was released today. It is now up to date for TYPO3 4.6. This new version also contains the missing reference about the new MEDIA objects introduced in TYPO3 4.5. Credits go to Martin Holtz and Christopher Stelmaszyk.
The Installation Guide and the Getting Started tutorial are not yet up to date. We welcome help on this topic.
Christopher has also focused his work on a new templating tutorial. It is not yet ready for publication, but we have a first draft of a successor to the famous, but outdated Modern Template Building (MTB) tutorial. Follow ups to this new tutorial will cover areas from the MTB2+3 and also the Future Template Building. We are very much looking forward to delivering this overhaul. If you are interested in reviewing this manual, please get in touch with the Documentation Team (email@example.com).
Another new manual will appear next week, but we'll keep that as a surprise for now. We want it to come out with bang ;-)
We hope you have appreciated all these recent updates. We are conscious that many other manuals are lagging behind, but we are still delivering updates much faster than before and this is a big improvement. We are also concentrating part of our efforts on migrating the official documentation to reStructured Text and we would rather complete this migration faster than spend too much effort updating soon-to-be-abandoned OpenOffice files. Stay tuned!