TYPOlight version 2.5.0 is available. The new release introduces some new and powerful features like the task center, improved article handling and access control for news archives, calenders, newsletter channels and forms.
TYPOlight has won the second place for Most Promising Open Source CMS in the Packt Publishing CMS Award 2007. The most promising category was designed to give further recognition to the variety of new open source Content Management Systems currently available.
As from version 2.5.0, the TYPOlight live update will not be a free service anymore. Currently, there are more than 4.500 live update request every month, causing a lot of traffic that has to be paid. In addition, it takes a lot of time to create that many releases and to maintain the live update service (compared to just uploading the archives to sourceforge.net). There have been a few donations, however, they do not cover these expenses at all.
TYPOlight version 2.4.6 is available. The new build includes some new features and another mbstring workaround that should allow to run TYPOlight even on those servers that do not support Unicode regular expressions. We are still waiting for dfGallery to be completed before TYPOlight 2.5 is released.
Although TYPOlight has been a PHP5 application ever since and does run stable on PHP 5.1+, we have decided to join the goPHP5.org mission and to make PHP 5.2.0 the minimum requirement. Therefore, as from 5th February 2008, we will accept code snippets that use language features found exclusively in PHP 5.2.
TYPOlight version 2.4.4 is available. The new build includes some important hooks that are required by some third party extensions (e.g. form2db). There are still some major tasks on the roadmap that have to be completed before the next major version (2.5) can be released.
The latest TYPOlight build (2.4.2) includes a custom mbstring library that does not require the PHP mbstring extension anymore. Thus, TYPOlight should now work on all Strato servers (Strato is a big German host that refused to install the mbstring extension on their shared hosting servers).