SilverStripe v2.3.0 release candidate 1 is now available

Posted by Sam on 14 November 2008

SilverStripe v2.3.0 is nearly here! The first release candidate has been announced, and we expect that a stable version of 2.3.0 will be available in the next few weeks.

We are very excited about this release; here are a few of the improvements that it provides:

  1. ModelAdmin: a mechanism for easily creating administration UIs for any data set that you can dream up.
  2. Out of the box RESTful and SOAP APIs for your site's content and data.
  3. An upgrade to TinyMCE 3.2 to provide much improved content editing.  For example, the editor now has a built-in spell-checker.
  4. Hundreds of automated tests to help keep the product stable as we work on it.
  5. Better security settings for deciding who can view and edit pages on your site.
  6. Improvements to internationalisation of the CMS.

See the full changelog here

How can you help?

We need testers to download and install the release candidate, and file bug reports.  Testing your existing sites against the release candidate is the best way of ensuring that you will be able to upgrade to the new version.

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  • Installation problem: (Solution)

    SS should rather detect and make the last three lines int he manifest-main a relative path (like the following) in order to prevent hassles:


    Posted by Gary, 6 years ago

  • Installation problem: (Potential solution)

    It seems if your temporary directory's path has spaces in it, so, the the SS installation bombs out which is not SS's fault, its the way PHP works since it is mainly supposed to be used on LINUX/UNIX machines for absolute stability.

    This should only happen for user profiles in windows. You should be able to go to the system properties in windows by right clicking "My Computer" and going to properties. Thereafter, go to the Advanced Tab and click on "Environmental Variables". You will now be able to change the user variables in the top block. Edit these and choose a directory like C:\WINDOWS\TMP and C:\WINDOWS\TEMP for the other variables value.

    Reboot and all should be good now when you try and install

    Posted by Gary, 6 years ago

  • Installation problem: (Potential solution)

    It seems if your temporary path has any spaces in it, the the SS installation bombs out. Please confirm

    Posted by Gary, 6 years ago

  • Also got that fatal error that the file was not found. I went to the temporary directory and made the include paths relative but then I also had another problem with the ecommerce module saying it could not find EmailTemplate so I renamed it to Email and it seems to accept that.

    I wonder why these errors occur for some and not others. Please advise

    Posted by Gary, 6 years ago

  • Fresh install of 2.3.0-rc1 went okay, but getting a PHP error when trying to view content:

    Fatal error: Argument 1 passed to DataObjectDecorator::updateCMSActions() must be an object of class FieldSet, called in /data1/www/gavinadams/stbrendan2/sapphire/core/Object.php on line 475 and defined in /var/www/html/cms/sapphire/core/model/DataObjectDecorator.php on line 166.

    This is under CentOS 5. Looks great for light-weight solutions!

    Posted by Gavin, 6 years ago

  • Uff.. increasing the demand of memory would be a big problem. I guess that the memory demand will be one of the cons against SS, although it's a great CMS =)

    Posted by alfa, 6 years ago

  • Love the ease with which this installs. Couple bugs so far: Image editor is broken on FF3.04. Click the profile link in bottom right - profile page loses the main navigation. Reports section seems to be empty of all reports? Otherwise, looking good!

    Posted by Mark, 6 years ago

  • I have mixed impressions about the release.

    On the bad site is that fact that the CMS part have become even more demanding of the server. In erlier versions "SilverStripe needs a minimum of 32M" was something you could ignore and install it on a 24M server without destroying the feel that much. In this new one I get constant alerts of not having enough memory and the feel is destroyed.

    On the other hand I love the way the new preview works, with its easy switch between modes, The new tutorial theme is also a nice simplistic one.

    I'll look for a new webhost and hope for more gold :)

    Posted by JustJC51, 6 years ago

  • Tobbe - Yes. Many of the features of 2.2 like newsletter, stats, user generated forms are in separate modules now

    Posted by Will, 6 years ago

  • Worked fine to install at my host.
    Have you moved the newletter to a separate module?

    Posted by Tobbe, 6 years ago

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