|| ||Piotr Pokora <piotr.pokora-AT-infoglob.pl>|
|| ||Announcement: Midgard 1.8.0 "Thor" released!|
|| ||Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:06:03 +0200|
Midgard 1.8.0 "Thor" released.
Lodz, October 16th 2006 -- The Midgard Project has released stable,
1.8 release version of the Midgard Open Source Content Management System.
Midgard's 1.8 branch focuses on improved stability for Midgard2 technology
preview features introduced in 1.7 branch.
Midgard is a capable open source content management system for running mid-to-high-end websites. In
addition to the built-in content management features, Midgard also provides a highly
object-oriented component architecture for building interactive web applications that integrate
seamlessly with the website.
Midgard provides unique technology so can be easily integrated with any kind of environment.
>From web applications ( Midgard CMS with its component framework - MidCOM ) to typical desktop
ones ( Midgard Framework ). From personal blog to corporate portals.
Midgard is also language independent and due to its powerfull architecture is proved as stable,
secure and flexible solution implemented in high range of environmental targets:
* PHP or Java applications
* PHP extension
* Apache module
* GTK desktop applications
* C++ applications.
[Get started with Midgard 1.8 today]
Midgard CMS provides a powerful toolkit for web publishing and building interactive web
applications. The features include:
* Comprehensive authoring tools
* Website management
* Multilingual support
* User management and access control
* Web development
[Read more] about features and [learn how to create content].
### Planned for next releases
* First alpha release of 1.9 branch : October 2006
* Automated database MgdSchema management and table initialization
* Deprecation of the classic functional Midgard API in favor of
MgdSchema and Query Builder
* Deprecation of repligard and apache1 support.
* Core's library API for replication and undelete
* Integrated midgard-java package
### Midgard resources
* [Download page and changelog for latest release]
* [Getting started with Midgard]
* [Bugs reporting]
### User and developers support:
* Mailing list
* IRC: #midgard on irc.freenode.net
### About Midgard
The Midgard Content Management Framework was initially released in May
1999, and has since gathered a sizable user and developer community.
Midgard powers thousands of web sites ranging from simple organizational
websites to major portals like New Zealand eGovernment site and
Midgard is being developed by an international team of professionals.
Midgard's development team includes new media designers, system
integrators and content management consultants. Midgard development is
being supported by several commercial and governmental entities
including the European Union.
Piotr Pokora, Midgard release manager
Henri Bergius, Midgard spokesman
[The Midgard Project]
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