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Sitefinity 3.6 Beta available for download

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  1. Telerik Admin
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    23 Jan 2009
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    Dear all,

    This is to let you know that Sitefinity 3.6 for .NET 3.5 framework is now available for download on these links:

    The purpose of the beta is to expose the new backend architecture to module developers. Our team is still working on fixes.

    Sitefinity 3.6 Beta doesn't support Medium Trust and is not build against .NET 2.0 framework. These options will be offered in the official relase.

    What's New in this Release:

    - Embedded Templates
    Framework, including the new template parser has been implemented, however in version 3.6 beta only templates for Generic Content, Lists and Polls modules have been embedded. In official release all templates will be embedded. Configuration file for mapping controls to an external templates is provided in App_Data – in Sitefinity 4.0 graphical user interface will be available as well.

    - New backend framework
    New backend framework for rapid development of custom modules and simpler extending of the built-in modules has been implemented. In 3.6 beta only Generic Content, Lists and Polls have been transferred to the new framework. In the official release all built-in modules will be transferred to the new framework.

    - Client side data binding on the backend
    Generic Content module grid for displaying content items has been modified to use very fast and responsive client side databinding. In the official release, we will provide client side data binding for all Generic Content based grids.

    - Dynamic Links
    Ability to use dynamics links in editors of all Generic Content based modules and Generic Container control has been added. This feature provides link integrity even if the url to a page or a document changes.

    - Caching substitution controls
    Base classes for implementing cache dependent controls. These base classes allow controls ability to be dynamic even when on a cached page.

    - Hierarchical categories
    With this new feature it is possible to implement hierarchy on categories, where one category can be a parent to one or more child categories. When browsing by categories, users will see all content categorized in the given category or one of its child categories.

    - RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2008 SP2
    RadControls have been updated to the latest service pack.

    - RadControls for Silverlight Q3 2008 SP2
    included in Sitefinity v.3.6 on .NET 3.5 only.

    - Video Library Support using RadMediaPlayer for Silverlight
    included in Sitefinity v.3.6 on .NET 3.5 only.

    - Amazon S3 Data Provider
    Data provider for Video Libraries using Amazon S3 for data storage and streaming.

    Known Issues

    Dynamic Links
    - Don’t work for Lists, Forums and Newsletter

    Generic Content module
    - Status and workflow of content items are not functioning correctly
    - When changing the providers, an exception will occur if providers are changed while an item in current provider is opened
    - Links from the dashboard to the Generic Content module (e.g. Create new content item, activity items) are not working
    - Generic Content is not working with wildcard mapping enabled
    - “Create new item” button is not hidden if user does not have permissions to create items, however user will not be able to create a new item due to security exception

    Hierarchical categories
    - When you modify the parent category, child categories will move up to the parent’s level
    Lists module
    - Rotating lists mode does not behave correctly
    - In Expandable lists module, “Expand all” link does not work correctly
    - When Permissions are displayed, the All Lists link in the Command Panel is also selected.

    Pages
    - History window will not refresh after
    - History does not work when localization is turned on

    News module
    - Thumbnail selector is not working
    - Time is missing from publication and expiration dates selectors
    - Permissions java script error prevents from clicking on “deny” checkbox

    Polls module
    - Cannot delete empty questions
    - The All Polls command does not work properly after filtering the polls (by date or by current user) i.e. it still displays the filtered result instead of all polls.

    New Backend infrastructure
    - Breadcrumb links does not work
    - Automatic command panel building does not produce correct command names
    - Command parameter does not get automatically cleared when not needed anymore

    Video control
    - In Internet Explorer after numerous maximizing and restoring the control, control will eventually cause Java Script error and page will need to be refreshed

    Upgrade
    - Sitefinity 3.5 at this moment cannot be upgraded to Sitefinity 3.6

    Images and Documents
    - Uploading more than one item will cause Java Script error
    - Permissions do not work for multiple providers

    Other issues
    - TIU sample site does not work in Sitefinity 3.6 beta
    - Sitefinity 3.6 beta does not work under medium trust

    Our team is working hard towards the official release of version 3.6.

    We look forward to receiving your feedback!

    Best Regards,
    Sitefinity Team

  2. OC
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    What's the timeframe for the official release?

    OC
  3. Kalina
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    Hello OC,

    The official release of Sitefinity 3.6 is estimated for the first week of February.
    You can follow the posts in this forum for updates.

    Best Regards,

    Kalina
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  4. Jeremy Wadsworth
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    Is this week still the estimated release period for Version 3.6?
  5. Meister
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    any updates on the proper release?

    it was due this week and its friday now
  6. Georgi
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    Hi,

    Please check the following blog post about the latest news with the release.

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
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  7. jjferreira
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    Any news on the official release date.

    tks

    Jack
  8. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Jack Ferreira,

    We are working on the last build. Sitefinity 3.6 will be available for download within next 24 hours or less.

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  9. Slawek
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     We have just upgraded to 3.6 and I can't find EditorTemplate.ascx anymore I know it's because of embeded templates but how can I modify Generic content template now?
  10. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Slawek,

    The template you are referring is no longer use in 3.6. It was used in HtmlContentEditor.cs, but now you should use ContentItemEdit and ContentItemNew

       <viewSettings hostType="Telerik.Cms.Engine.WebControls.Admin.ContentItemEdit`1[[Telerik.Cms.Engine.WebControls.Admin.ContentItemsView, Telerik.Cms.Engine]], Telerik.Cms.Engine" 
    layoutTemplatePath="~/Sitefinity/Admin/Externel/Generic_Content/ContentEditView.sft"
        </viewSettings> 
        <!--editor template --> 
        <viewSettings hostType="Telerik.Cms.Engine.WebControls.Admin.ContentItemNew`1[[Telerik.Cms.Engine.WebControls.Admin.ContentItemsView, Telerik.Cms.Engine]], Telerik.Cms.Engine" 
        layoutTemplatePath="~/Sitefinity/Admin/Externel/Generic_Content/ContentNewView.sft"
        </viewSettings> 

    I hope this helps.

    All the best,
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  11. Slawek
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    Thank you Ivan,

    I used to enable scripts with AllowScripts="true" and load external stylesheet using  EditorTemplate.ascx file but now I don't know how to do it.

    I have included css styles in EditorContentArea.css file and it works but can you explain how can I allow javascript in Generic content editor? It seems to filter the <script> tags

    And I have no idea how to find ContentItemEdit and what is that code for, could you explain it? And do you know when the documentation is going to be updated for 3.6?
  12. Georgi
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    Hi Slawek,

    Please take a look at the KB Article How to map a view to an external template, in Sitefinity 3.6 or later? The control template you need to map to in order to use it for the Generic Content Control is:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
    <controlsConfig>  
      <viewMap>  
        <viewSettings hostType="Telerik.Cms.Engine.WebControls.HtmlContentEditor" layoutTemplatePath="~/Sitefinity/Admin/ControlTemplates/Generic_Content/EditorTemplate.ascx" />  
      </viewMap>  
    </controlsConfig>  

    The KB Article should answer the rest of your questions. Let us know if you need further assistance, we will be glad to help you.

    Greetings,
    Georgi
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