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From David Wheeler <>
Subject ANNOUNCE: Bricolage 1.4.0
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2002 23:14:44 GMT
The Bricolage team would like to announce the release of Bricolage
1.4.0. This is the first new stable release of Bricolage since the
release of version 1.2.3 in March, and the first major release since
1.2.0 in January.

Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management and
publishing system. It offers a browser-based interface for ease-of use,
a full-fledged templating system with complete programming language
support for flexibility, and many other features (see below). It
operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment, and uses the PostgreSQL
RDBMS for its repository.

For a complete list of the changes, See Bric::Changes at Learn more about Bricolage
and download it from the Bricolage home page,

Here's a sampling of the major new features in version 1.4.0:

* An integrated SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) server, which
   offers a convenient interface for importing and exporting content, as
   well as for mass-publishing content.

* Simplified installation via an included Makefile and related scripts
   that check for dependencies, build the database, and install all the
   required libraries, components, and programs.

* Content distribution via FTP and SFTP, in addition to the existing
   file system copy methods.

* System-wide customization of the URIs the Bricolage builds for

* Improved tracking of the publish status of content, easing the
   identification of what needs to be published and what doesn't.

* Search result paging. A new system-wide preference allows those
   manager screens that display a lot of objects to paginate those
   results over a series of pages.

* Improved performance of the keyword system, the category system, the
   group system, the publishing system, and caching.

* A new interface for managing media types (a.k.a., MIME types) so that
   Bricolage can better identify the types of media files it manages.

* Support for Apache-SSL in addition to the existing support for

* Simplified configuration system, with support for manual configuration
   where desired.

* System cloning. Bricolage installations can now be cloned, complete
   with all data stored in the RDBMS, and converted into a distribution
   tarball. This simplifies the creation of packages for installing
   customized copies of Bricolage.

* The ability to use Bricolage with or without SSL support on arbitrary

* Support for Mac OS X.

* Over 90 bug fixes.


--The Bricolage Team

David Wheeler                                     AIM: dwTheory                                 ICQ: 15726394                      Yahoo!: dew7e

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