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h1. TYPO3 4.7 alpha1 

 Released November, 29th 2011 

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 h2. Upgrading and compatibility 

 This first alpha release of TYPO3 4.7 shows a snapshot of the current development on the road to the final version. TYPO3 4.7.0 will be released on April 24th 2012. This very release is focused on removing deprecated functionality from the core and a highly improved frontend rendering concerning web accessibility. 

 To upgrade an existing installation to 4.6.0alpha1, please consider the following steps: 

 * Open the Install Tool: 
 ** Use the "Database COMPARE" section and apply all database schema changes. 
 ** Use the "Update Wizard" to upgrade the compatibility version to 4.7. 

 h2. New installations 

 Try out the *Introduction Package* *introduction package* which provides a very easy way to get the first contact with of installing TYPO3 - there and having some example setup already in place. 
 If you are various examples integrated to show how particular features work interested in TYPO3. 
 Besides the regular Introduction Package new accessibility features shipped for the TYPO3 4.7 comes with frontend, switch your *introduction package* to html5 mode or try out the brand new *Government Package* created *government package* which is intended aims to be a show-off of web accessible standard the *introduction packages* preconfigured for accessibility and thus being useful for a disposal usage in governmental environments. agencies. 

 h2. What happened so far 

 * *Many unused and deprecated files have been removed in*  
 Please have these breaking changes in mind while upgrading 
 **     http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=ce270dddbe366475fce29e1b1042238ac4eb3172 
 **     http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=071b13daebf6f806c64a2199e4cb424a3973fd70 
 **     http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=c860aa01a6118fe3e820ca921ac14e26e1587b77 
 **     http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=97a6f07f8fb990302ce3b05865aedcc77f220917 

 * *indexed_search has now an extensions available which uses MySQL fulltext feature* 
   If you want to use and try this feature, install the additional indexed_search_mysql extensions 

 * *ADOdb library has been upgraded raised to version 5.14* 

 * *Icons for the filelist conent element file-links in frontend are configurable* 
 currently there is no documentation available, which will be improved soon 

 * *The caching framework now uses a compressed database DB backend by default for pages and page_sections* 
 If you have less CPU power but more database space, you might are free want to revert back to use the uncompressed version change this manually again 

 * *the system extension "linkvalidator" has been integrated as submodule* 
 take care to run _git submodule --init_ wenn working on GIT branch 

 * *A new set of interfaces called "collection interfaces" has been introduced* 
   These interfaces define an generic and common API how to deal with common sets of data sets in TYPO3. 
   A new Clipboard will be based on upon this, as well as the possiblity to arrange "group" TCA records or files in within a collection. 
   Furthermore, the file abstraction layer (FAL) Furthermore FAL will use them to visualize generic folders. as an interface for the represantion of an "folder". 

 * *Frontend-Accessibility features have been integrated* 
 The rendering of CSS Styles Content has been overworked to generate valid output for the available document types. 
 every selectable doktype.  
 Especially for HTML5 rendering, rendering CSS Styled Content has been overworked completely, to use the new possiblities, being beeing as semantic as possible and reduce the amount of superfluous superflouus markup. 
 Furthermore no inline CSS is generated anymore. 
 See a detailed list of all issues that have All Tasks which had been solved for this topic: grouped within this list: http://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3v4-accessibility/issues?query_id=274 

 


 h2. What's next? 

 Many projects are targeted for at TYPO3 4.7 and will be included in the Core with the next releases pre-releases until the feature-freeze deadline which will occur on 3th February 2012. Further details you may see at http://news.typo3.org/news/article/typo3-47-with-standards-and-accessibility-to-a-new-decade 

 The Alpha2 release willl concentrate on ExtJS 4 upgrade and Backend Cleanup... 

 It seems to be the right time for you to give us a help by: 

 * Joining our teams, 
 * Reviewing issues that are already pending on the core list, 
 * Supply patches for new features or bug fixes, 
 * Participate in discussions on the typo3.projects.v4 list around new features and concepts. 

 Thanks!