Kajona V3.3.0 ready for use04/20/2010
Today is the day: The Content Management Framework Kajona is available in version 3.3.0. In addition to numerous improvements and corrections, the new version also includes several new features which could already be tested in the beta version of the "edelweiss" named release, published three weeks ago.
Highlights of Kajona 3.3.0 are:
Tree view in the modules pages and navigations
The administration supports a tree view for fast navigation within a module, for example, in the pages and navigations.
The portaleditor to edit the page content directly in the web page layout (in-site editing) was optimized. Instead of pop-ups, modal dialogs, as already integrated in the administration, are used. Furthermore, it is now possible to edit navigations straight within the portaleditor. The new WYSIWYG editor (CKEditor in version 3.2) allows a more comfortable and faster processing of the text content as its predecessor.
Lightbox with slideshow and more modern layout
The presentation of the Lightbox integration for image galleries and image elements has been upgraded and finished off with a slideshow functionality and keyboard controls.
The TagTo element now uses the external service addThis.com, which provides significantly more bookmarking services and social sites.
Copy of page elements and drag & drop
In addition to the copying of entire pages, it is now possible to copy individual page elements - both to the current page as well as to other pages or even to pages in another language. In addition, the drag 'n drop functionality has now been integrated into the administration in order to move items at the same placeholder.
Statistics with beautiful charts
The existing library to create graphs (in the module Stats) was replaced by the library pChart. The generated graphs look more modern and tidy.
Support for SQLite
Thanks to a new database driver, Kajona 3.3.0 also supports the SQLite database system.
Easily create your own modules and elements
The life cycle of internal objects now knows only one method: update. Inserts are no longer necessary. Kajona cares about the state completely transparent to the developer, so about whether an object is created or merely updated. In addition, all page elements now use their own templates, so the HTML output can be adapted without changes in the PHP classes.
Further, the performance was improved significantly in several places. This includes the generation of the hierarchies of rights, the delivery of dynamically scaled images and the automatic inclusion of PHP classes through an internal class loader.
The Locking-API has been thoroughly revised and integrated in the module News. This prevents multiple users to work simultaneously on a record.
A list of all changes can be found as usual in the very extensive changelog.
Kajona 3.3.0 can be downloaded directly from SVN at https://svn.kajona.de/svn/kajona/kajona/module_head/tags/v3.3.0/ or the usual way via our download pages.
>> direct download Kajona V3.3.0 All-in-one (all modules)
>> direct download Kajona V3.3.0 Lite (only navigations, pages, samplecontent, system)
In addition the new version can be tested via our demo-system.
Since Kajona 3.3.0 brings several bug fixes, security updates and updates for compatibility with current Web browsers and Web server systems, the upgrade to 3.3.0 is recommended to all users.