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Sitefinity 3.2 Beta has just been released

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  1. Telerik Admin
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    Dear all, we are happy to announce that Sitefinity 3.2 Beta is now available for download from this location:
    Sitefinity 3.2 Beta 

    Installation notes
    The installation package contains Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions.
    You don't need to remove previously installed Sitefinity versions.
    For system requirements and detailed instructions about installation, please refer to the Sitefinity Installation Guide.


    Upgrading projects
    We would recommend that you upgrade projects created with previous versions directly to the official release of 3.2, once it is out.
    If, however, you need to upgrade projects to 3.2 Beta, please refer to either of the following resources:
    Sitefintiy Installation Guide
    Sitefinity User Manual, section Upgrading Projects to Sitefinity 3.2.


    What's new in Sitefinity 3.2 Beta?
    Personalizations Module
    Events Module
    Photos & Documents Module
    RadControls "Prometheus"
    Export web sites as templates
    Links to CMS pages in RadEditor
    Forms Spam Protector control
    Deny anonymous access and Show in navigation persist on child pages
    Enhancements in Generic Content based modules

    More details about the new features can be found at the following locations:
    Sitefinity Blogs
    Product Roadmap


    Known issues
    - There are no predefined site template you can use. The TIU, JobsIntraSite, Personal and Company templates will be added to the official release of SItefinity 3.2

    - Role feature is not enabled error at the second step of the Project creation wizard. You need to refresh the page to continue

    - IE6 issue with select button in RadEditor's Insert Image and Insert Document dialogs

    When EventView and DocumentList public controls are on the same page, an exception is thrown if you click an event

    - Dashboard
      No links are displayed in What's been up lately? section
      My latest changes, Last uploaded files and Last posted blog comments are not displayed

    - News List public control throws an exception when the SelectMode property is set to All and one or more categories are selected in "Display only news in specific category"

    - Blog Posts public control does not work correctly. Full story and Comments links do not open the single post page

    - An error is thrown when you click a tag to display the grid with all tagged blog posts

    - Personalizataion Module
      News settings do not work
      Generic Content settings do not show when custom providers are added

    - Events Module
      Error when you select share an item with events via Generic Content control
      View as calendar - reschedule does not work correctly
      Events View public control throws an exception when an event with geomapping is selected
      Incorrect results are sometimes displayed when you use Live Search Maps for geomapping
      Problems with rescheduling of events

    - Moderate comments and Allow comments in Blogs do not work correctly

    - Services
      Start indexing link throws an exception when index source is not set
      In case of editing an RSS Feed that contains a Blogs provider, it throws an exception

    - Photos & Documents Module
      Permissions are not implemented
      Search does not work
      Files do not show when there are special symbols in file names
      Filtering by metadata,  does not work
      Filtering by tags and categories does not work
      Batch edit does not show tags and categories
      Download list control  displays images from Image Library when there is no other type of library created


    Issues fixed since the release of Sitefinity 3.1 SP2
    - Issue with File Selector when uploading files in the app root
    - Issue with Thumbnail selector in News module
    - Problems with Tags filter and "Back to All Items" link
    - Issue with fields not cleaning when a new comment is posted
    - Problem loading search results in medium trust
    - Problem with case-sensitive tags when editing/creating items
    - Renamed category not showing in the Details list
    - Tags not saved after a thumbnail is added
    - Search not checking PageIndex input
    - Problem with Toolbox controls in Generic Content group when localization is on
    - Unknown server tag error with Navigation controls
      

    As always, we'll be glad to receive your feedback and comments.
    Happy St Valentine's day and happy testing!

    Yours truly,
    The Telerik team
  2. Gabe Sumner
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    Hooray!  Hopefully I'll have a chance to take a look later today.

    Gabe
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  3. Tim
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    Sitefinity Team,

    I downloaded and installed Sitefinity 3.2 beta today and have a few questions list below:

    Personalizations Module   -- didn't see it
    Newsletter Module  -- can't find it
    Events Module -- Can't edit in the RadEditor while creating new event
    Photos & Documents Module -- Can't upload images or files
    RadControls "Prometheus"  -- didn't find any differences
    Forms Spam Protector control -- need to know more information about it
    Deny anonymous access and Show in navigation persist on child pages -- Need more information how to set it up
    Enhancements in Generic Content based modules -- didn't see the difference from user interface

    By the way I can't edit template nor adding controls into the template. same thing apply to pages too. I don't know if that's way it suppose to be.

    Tim
  4. briankb
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    This is great news and early ;-)

    Just curious will the known issues be fixed with the official release?
  5. Sean
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    Excellent news, I especially can't wait to play with Prometheus in Sitefinity...

    Especially looking forward to " Links to CMS pages in RadEditor"

    But looking forward to it all and having a little play...

  6. UI Crew
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    Great news looking forward to having a go...

    Seth
  7. Tim
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    I am just wondering if there is anyone actually tried the Version 3.2 Beta yet. From my own experience yesterday, I just hope version 3.2 is not kind of joke because so far nothing works on the beta version.

    Personalizations Module   -- didn't see it

    Newsletter Module  -- can't find it

    Events Module -- Can't edit in the RadEditor while creating new event

    Photos & Documents Module -- Can't upload images or files

    By the way I can't edit template nor adding controls into the template. same thing apply to pages too. I don't know if that's way it suppose to be.

    Tim
  8. Tim
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    Sitefinity Team,

    I took my last post back because everything seems to work after I reboot my laptop. I start to wonder why it doesn't work yesterday without restart my computer. I guess maybe the installation program mess up my IIS server during the installation process.

    Anyway I will post more after I played around with beta. At least I have something I can play with now. Much better than yesterday. :-)

    FYI, I didn't see the notification module in the beta, actually  that's the module I really want to see.

    Tim
  9. Filip
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    Bug what i found:

    - News detail not working with localization

  10. Tim
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    Are you going to add newsletter module into 3.2?

    Tim
  11. UI Crew
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    Hi Telerik,

    I have been playing aroun with 3.2 for a few hours now and I must say I am excited.

    The majority of the "like to haves" that my clients are after are there... especially the images and docs module and the fact that you can now link to these things straight from the radeditro.Well done! I love that you can also use the file system if you want.

    One thing I did notice though which would be good to fix is when you use the select button for the thumbnail in news the browser asks if you want to navigate away from the page. Then again when you select the file. That little bug was in 3.1 too.

    Great work. Looking forward to the final release (Oh where is newsletter? and will simple event emails make it into 3.2)

    Thanks'

    Seth
  12. UI Crew
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    Hi,

    In the events module by default you might need to add and extra field to the "Event Location" set of meta fields called "Name" or something like that... what do you think. Usually and event is held at:

    Narangba Community Hall
    3 Some Street
    Some City, Some State
    Country.

    You could add the "narangba Community hall" bit to the street field but that may muck up the geo data.

    Just a thought.

    Seth
  13. Rebecca
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    Hi Tim,

    Personalizations Module   -- didn't see it
    Our guess is you looked for a Personalization tab in the Modules section and expected to find it together with Blogs, News, etc. Everyone would do that, as the name is quite misleading, actually. Sorry about that. We should have called it My Preferences instead. Please have a look at the attached image.
    However, when looking at this from the developer's perspective, it is a module in fact, as its implementation is similar to that of other Sitefinity modules.  

    Newsletter Module  -- can't find it
    At the very last minute, we decided to remove that and make it wait until the official release of 3.2. However, we omitted to remove it from the What's new list, which had been prepared a little bit earlier. Sorry, for making you look for it in vain.

    Events Module -- Can't edit in the RadEditor while creating new event
    We tried creating/editing an item and we did not see any problems. Please give more details about this one.

    Photos & Documents Module -- Can't upload images or files
    Most likely, you mean the Upload your first image link. We noticed that it does not open the upload screen. You should use the Upload button instead. Image upload works fine.
    When you create a document library, Upload your first item link works fine.

    RadControls "Prometheus"  -- didn't find any differences
    That's good news:) The following RadControls "Prometheus" have been added to the Sitefinity admin part:
    RadEditor, RadWindow, RadChart, RadUpload (Libraries), RadToolTip and RadCalendar.
    In the project bin, there is a reference to the RadPrometheus suite, Telerik.Web.UI.dll. This means you can have both RadControls and RadControls "Prometheus" added to your Sitefinity toolbox and use them in user/custom controls in your applications.

    Forms Spam Protector control -- need to know more information about it
    We'll publish information about this as soon as we can. We'll also provide a sample custom strategy for detecting bots.

    Deny anonymous access and Show in navigation persist on child pages -- Need more information how to set it up
    We are talking about the Pages > Sitemap > [selected page]Properties tab.
    If you set Show in navigation to No for a page that has subpages, none of the subpages will be shown in the site navigation.
    Similarly, if you set Anonymous access (this property is visible when More Options is expanded) to Deny for a page which has subpages, all subpages will be inacessible to anonymous users and will require authentication.

    Enhancements in Generic Content based modules -- didn't see the difference from user interface
    That's good news too. There is no change in the UI. Far better performance of Generic Content public controls due to the fact that we replaced the RadEditor with its Prometheus version in all modules.
    Also, please have a look at the mighty Content View public control which is a basis for all public controls from Libraries and Blogs. Its implementation allows for easy customization.

    Kind regards,
    Rebecca
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  14. Tim
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    Sitefinity Team,

    Thank you very much for your reply. I am glad to know that the newsletter and notification module will be added in the 3.2 release. I have been waiting for these two modules for quite while and finally the dream comes true.

    What happened yesterday was that I can't edit ANYTHING in the radEditor for all modules nor adding controls to templates and pages after installed 3.2 beta on my laptop(Note: didn't reboot my laptop). I was VERY frustrated.

    This morning I read the one post on the Sitefinity blog and someone indicated that everything works for 3.2 beta. I was wondering if there is anything wrong on my laptop. So I restarted my laptop and tried the beta version again. Wow, everything starts to work.

    I guess that maybe the Sitefinity installlation program might mess up my IIS service on my laptop. By restarting laptop, basically it resets the IIS service. It might be something keep in mind.

    Anyway, I am looking forward to installing the Sitefinity 3.2 final release.

    Great job!

    Tim
  15. WebGeek
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    Tim,
    I also experienced the same issues when I tried to edit anything after installing the beta.  After reading your post this morning, I restarted IIS on my Windows 2003 box and everything started working for me.
  16. Zubair
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    hi,

    Great news on the release.

    Also I needed the 'Links to CMS pages in RadEditor' feature but unfortunately I built my own yesterday before my colleague informed me about this release :)

    Anyway, I have a problem - I installed, restarted my machine but everytime I try to create a project it gives me 'Unable to create the virtual directory: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.' am I missing something, license key probably ? I tried the same on 2 machines but the same problem.

    Please suggest a fix for this, thanks
  17. Rebecca
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    Hello Zubair,

    It seems that this issue is related to the Internet Information Services. Please make sure that the Allow Anonymous checkbox is cleared for /telerik/Sitefinity3.2  in IIS.
    The Project Manager impersonates the ASPNET account as the currently logged user. Please check in the top right corner of the Project Manager screen what account is being used at the moment. This user should be granted full permissions to the WebSites folder. The ASP.NET machine account should also have full permissions to this folder.

    Let us know if we can be of any further assistance. 

    Kind regards,
    Rebecca
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  18. Zubair
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    yea but that doesn't even launch the Project manager, I now have full permission for ASPNET user on this folder.
  19. Rebecca
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    Hello Zubair,

    What is the error you get now and which browser are you using?
    Thank in advance for providing these details.

    Greetings,
    Rebecca
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  20. Zubair
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    In IE7 the usual username/password dialog appears when I disable anonymous authentication.
  21. Rebecca
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    Hi Zubair,

    Please note that to log in the Sitefinity Project Manager, the user password should not be "blank". Please try loggining in with a user whose password is set.

    Sincerely yours,
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  22. Coolhand
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    I got this error when trying to access the Images & Documents module.

    Server Error in '/3.2Test' Application.

    Compilation Error

    Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately.

    Compiler Error Message: CS1061: 'object' does not contain a definition for 'ToLower' and no extension method 'ToLower' accepting a first argument of type 'object' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

    Source Error:


    Line 62:                     <dl>
    Line 63: <dt>
    Line 64: <asp:LinkButton ID="libName" ToolTip='<%#Eval("Name") %>' CssClass='<%#Eval("TypeName").ToLower()%>' runat="server"><strong><%#Eval("Name") %></strong></asp:LinkButton>
    Line 65: </dt>
    Line 66: <dd>

    Source File: c:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.2\WebSites\3.2Test\Sitefinity\Admin\ControlTemplates\Libraries\LibraryList-Libs.ascx    Line: 64


    I casted the eval function as a string and it fixed it.

    <asp:LinkButton ID="libName" ToolTip='<%#Eval("Name") %>' CssClass='<%#(Eval("TypeName" as String)).ToLower()%>' runat="server"><strong><%#Eval("Name") %></strong></asp:LinkButton> 


  23. Coolhand
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    Oops messed up the parenthesis
    <asp:LinkButton ID="libName" ToolTip='<%#Eval("Name") %>' CssClass='<%#(Eval("TypeName") as String).ToLower()%>' runat="server"><strong><%#Eval("Name") %></strong></asp:LinkButton> 
  24. Coolhand
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    Another place with the same issue.

    Server Error in '/3.2Test' Application.



    Compilation Error

    Description: An error occurred during the compilation of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific error details and modify your source code appropriately.

    Compiler Error Message: CS0019: Operator '+' cannot be applied to operands of type 'object' and 'object'

    Source Error:

    Line 70:                     <dd class="image">
    Line 71: <asp:LinkButton runat="server" ID="itemImage" CommandName="View">
    Line 72: <asp:Image runat="server" ImageUrl='<%# Eval("Url") + Eval("ContentProvider.ThumbnailExtension") + "?width=150&height=150&decreaseOnly=true" %>' />
    Line 73: </asp:LinkButton></dd>
    Line 74: <dd class="edit"><asp:LinkButton CommandName="Edit" runat="server" ID="editBtn" Text="<%$Resources:Edit %>"></asp:LinkButton></dd>

    Source File: c:\Program Files\telerik\Sitefinity3.2\WebSites\3.2Test\Sitefinity\Admin\ControlTemplates\Libraries\ControlPanelList.ascx    Line: 72

    Corrected line:
    <asp:Image runat="server" ImageUrl='<%# (Eval("Url") as String) + (Eval("ContentProvider.ThumbnailExtension") as String) + "?width=150&height=150&decreaseOnly=true" %>' /> 


  25. WebGeek
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    Document Module
    How can I get my description for my document to show up on the public page?  I see every selection but this (tag, name, author, date, etc), but no description.
  26. Tihomir
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    Hi medicalwebgeek,

    This is a feature that will be included in the official release.

    Hope this helps!

    Sincerely yours,
    Tihomir
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  27. Vassil Daskalov
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    Hello Luke,

    Thanks a lot for mentioning thses errors. We must confirm these issues and we'll provide fixes for the upcoming release. Your Telerik account has been updated.

    Also, please let us know if you got similar errors anywhere else so we are sure we don't omit anything.

    Greetings,
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  28. Coolhand
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    Here are a couple of other places where I had the same issue.

    Sitefinity\Admin\ControlTemplates\Libraries\ControlPanelEdit.ascx   
    Lines: 162,176,177
  29. Kevin Pipher
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    Hi,

    Is it possible to make use of any of the new modules from the beta with v3.1 SP2?

    the photos & documents module in 3.2 is exactly what I need for a site we have going live next week. The site is v3.1 SP2. I'm writing a file upload module but feel it's a bit of a waste of time, given 3.2 will make it redundant.

    I'm going to assume the answer is no, since the core cms changed to Prometheus, etc. in 3.2, but thought I'd ask just in case.

    Thanks,
    Kevin


  30. Rebecca
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    Thanks for providing this information, Luke. Your Telerik account has been updated for your contribution.

    Hi Kevin,
    Your guess is right, the Photos & Documents module is not compatible with Sitefinity 3.1 SP2 as there are many changes and improvements to the core of the system, as well as many dependencies that the new modules rely on.

    All the best,
    Rebecca
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