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Steffen Ritter, 2011-11-29 14:45

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h1. TYPO3 4.7 alpha1
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Released November, 29th 2011
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h2. Upgrading and compatibility
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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.
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The first Alpha release concentrates on Deprecation CleanUP and Frontend-Accessibility.
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To upgrade an existing installation of 4.5 to 4.6.0alpha1, please consider the following steps:
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* Visit the Install Tool:
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** Use the "Database COMPARE" section and apply all database schema changes.
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** Use the "Update Wizard" to upgrade the compatibility to 4.7.
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h2. New installations
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Try out the *introduction package* which provides a very easy way of installing TYPO3 and having some example setup already in place.
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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.
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h2. What happened so far
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* *Many unused and deprecated files have been removed in* 
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**   http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=ce270dddbe366475fce29e1b1042238ac4eb3172
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**   http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=071b13daebf6f806c64a2199e4cb424a3973fd70
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**   http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=c860aa01a6118fe3e820ca921ac14e26e1587b77
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**   http://git.typo3.org/TYPO3v4/Core.git?a=commit;h=97a6f07f8fb990302ce3b05865aedcc77f220917
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* *indexed_search has now an extensions available which uses MySQL fulltext feature*
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  If you want to use and try this feature, install the additional indexed_search_mysql extensions
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* *ADOdb library has been raised to version 5.14*
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* *Icons for file-links in frontend are configurable*
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currently there is no documentation available, which will be improved soon
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* *The caching framework now uses compressed DB backend by default for pages and page_sections*
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If you have less CPU power but more database space, you might want to change this manually again
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* *the system extension "linkvalidator" has been integrated as submodule*
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take care to run _git submodule --init_ wenn working on GIT branch
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* *A new set of interfaces called "collection interfaces" has been introduced*
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  These interfaces define an generic and common api how to deal with sets of data in TYPO3 Core.
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  A new Clipboard will be based upon this, as well as the possiblity to "group" tca records or files within a collection.
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  Furthermore the FAL layer will use them as an interface for the represantion of an "folder".
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* Frontend-Accessibility features has been integrated
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h2. What's next?
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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]]
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The Alpha2 release willl concentrate on ExtJS 4 upgrade and Backend Cleanup...
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It seems to be the right time for you to give us a help by:
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* Joining our teams,
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* Reviewing issues that are already pending on the core list,
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* Supply patches for new features or bug fixes,
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* Participate in discussions on the typo3.projects.v4 list around new features and concepts.
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Thanks!