TYPO3 47 alpha1 » History » Revision 2

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h1. TYPO3 4.7 alpha1 

 Released November, 29th 2011 

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 h2. Upgrading and compatibility 

 Please note that this version is released as an very early alpha release. It shows a snapshot of our development so far on the road to 4.7.0, which will be released in April/2012. Take a look at the Roadmap for more information about the schedule. 

 The first Alpha release concentrates on Deprecation CleanUP and Frontend-Accessibility. 

 To upgrade an existing installation of 4.5 to 4.6.0alpha1, please consider the following steps: 

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

 h2. New installations 

 Try out the *introduction package* which provides a very easy way of installing TYPO3 and having some example setup already in place. 
 If you are interested in the new accessibility features shipped for the TYPO3 frontend, switch your *introduction package* to html5 mode or try out the new invented *government packages* which aims to be the *introduction packages* preconfigured for accessibility and usage in governmental agencies. 

 h2. What happened so far 

 - Many unused and deprecated files have been removed in  
    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 raised to version 5.14 
 - Icons for file-links in frontend are configurable 
 - The caching framework now uses compressed DB backend by default for pages and page_sections 
 - the system extension "linkvalidator" has been integrated as submodule 
 - *A new set of interfaces called "collection interfaces" has been introduced* 
   These interfaces define an generic and common api how to deal with sets of data in TYPO3 Core. 
   A new Clipboard will be based upon this, as well as the possiblity to "group" tca records or files within a collection. 
   Furthermore the FAL layer will use them as an interface for the represantion of an "folder". 

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 h2. What's next? 

 Many projects are targeted at TYPO3 4.7 and will be included in Core with the next 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]] 2th August 2011. 

 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!