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Behind the PostgreSQL Module

Posted by Geoff Munn on 1 June 2010

We've released a module that lets SilverStripe work with PostgreSQL. I've been the primary coder working on the PostgreSQL module for the past year, and the work we did on this, alongside changes to the core Sapphire framework, have been released as part of version 2.4.

Some limitations of MySQL were becoming issues for us over the past few years. One of them was that the storage engines, InnoDB and MyISAM, each had advantages that the other didn't, while Postgres is a single storage engine with all of those benefits, plus more.

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SilverStripe 2.4 release: a significant step forward

Posted by Brian Calhoun on 5 May 2010

Screenshot of SilverStripe 2.4We're excited to tell you that we just released SilverStripe version 2.4! This is a major new release and an important milestone for the SilverStripe community, the open source project, and our company.

SilverStripe 2.4 is the culmination of over a year's worth of development. We fixed 391 tickets and had over 1,400 changelog entries. A large number of the patches that went into 2.4 have come from you, the community, and we're especially happy that there's been increasing community involvement.

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SilverStripe in Philadelphia

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 5 May 2010

This week, the website and intranet managers for over one hundred of America's large companies, universities, and government agencies are meeting in Philadelphia at the annual Janus Boye Conference.

By and large, the types of organisations represented at the conference are yet to progress to modern, open source CMS platforms, so we're excited to feature at the conference for the second year and show them what exists in the market.

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Preview of SilverStripe 2.4 - Hierarchical URLs, a developer community contribution

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 April 2010

Each week we're interviewing someone who has made a major contribution to our upcoming release of SilverStripe CMS, version 2.4.

This week we're discussing a hotly desired feature, hierarchical URLs, with the person behind the feature, Andrew Short. Based in Australia, Andrew is a member of our open source community who has worked with SilverStripe CMS for several years. The feature Andrew is discussing here is also colloquially known as "nested URLs."

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SilverStripe v2.4 progresses to release candidate 2

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 April 2010

We're excited to say we're extremely close to releasing a stable version of SilverStripe 2.4.

A month ago we released Release Candidate 1. Thanks to community feedback and continued testing, we're issuing an update today, SilverStripe 2.4 Release Candidate 2. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to download and test this release and file bug reports.

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Preview to SilverStripe 2.4 - Support for SQL Server and other improvements with Microsoft technology

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 26 April 2010

In the countdown to the SilverStripe CMS 2.4 release, we'll be running some interviews with people involved in key aspects of our upcoming release.

First up is Sean Harvey, one of SilverStripe's early employees. Sean has been working for more than a year now on various improvements in SilverStripe to do with the Microsoft platform, and answers some questions put to him below:

SilverStripe is an open source software written in PHP. Why is it important to support Microsoft technology?

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SilverStripe v2.4 progresses to release candidate 1

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 1 April 2010

Today we've moved significantly closer to a final and stable version of SilverStripe v2.4. You can now download SilverStripe v2.4 Release Candidate 1, which fixes bugs and incorporates feedback from the community since our Beta releases.

We'd appreciate you testing this release, and seeing whether your existing sites upgrade smoothly to this version.Version 2.4 does represent a major version update, providing a number of new features needed to run larger and more complex websites. Whether you're needing to run on SilverStripe on another database, make use of nested URLs, or keen to take advantage of improved performance or wider unit-test coverage, there's something in this release that will help everyone who uses SilverStripe.

Now that we've reached Release Candidate 1, the features in SilverStripe 2.4 are finalised. We have described the major features in earlier posts, but you can look forward to hearing about them in much more depth as we head towards the final release.

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Behind the PostgreSQL Module

Posted by Geoff Munn on 1 June 2010

We've released a module that lets SilverStripe work with PostgreSQL. I've been the primary coder working on the PostgreSQL module for the past year, and the work we did on this, alongside changes to the core Sapphire framework, have been released as part of version 2.4.

Some limitations of MySQL were becoming issues for us over the past few years. One of them was that the storage engines, InnoDB and MyISAM, each had advantages that the other didn't, while Postgres is a single storage engine with all of those benefits, plus more.

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250,000 downloads

Posted by Lee Middleton on 5 February 2010

2009 was a very positive year for our download statistics: we surpassed 250,000 downloads!

In 2010 we look forward to growing that number significantly.

Our work on SilverStripe v2.4 is almost complete and many of its new features are designed to make our software even more attractive in an even wider range of uses and environments. For instance, supporting SQL Server and Postgres databases significantly improves on SilverStripe's compatibility, and makes it an attractive option for customers who have not previously considered it. We look forward to maintaining our focus on the needs of our users and increasing market share accordingly. 

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SilverStripe 2.3.5 released

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 22 January 2010

Yesterday we released an update to the SilverStripe CMS. As it fixes security vulnerabilities in our software, we recommend that production websites should upgrade to this version.

No API changes are generated in this release, so existing modules and websites should upgrade easily. Related to this release, we also issued a security update for the SilverStripe forum module.

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