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Plone 4.0 Alpha Release

Plone 4.0 is a new major release of Plone, which builds on the Plone 3 release series. Substantial speed improvements, smaller RAM footprint, better support for large data volumes.

Plone 4 will focus on updates in the underlying Zope and Python technologies, substantial speed improvements, better support for large data volumes, and a variety of end-user features.

A final release is to be expected in early 2010.


Improvement proposals included in this release:

#7822
Make standard file content types use ZODB BLOB support
#8801
Move action icon support into actions, deprecate CMFActionIcons
#8802
Move our upgrade / migration infrastructure to GenericSetup
#8808
Require Python 2.5 or 2.6, Zope 2.12, and CMF 2.2 for Plone 4.0
#8814
Replace SecureMailHost with a standard Zope mailhost
#8815
Use normal CSS and no more magic base_properties
#9186
Set Image IDs from Title field
#9214
support logins using e-mail address instead of user id
#9249
Add TinyMCE as the default visual editor
#9250
Add jQuery Tools to base install
#9256
Expand variable substitution in mailing action of plone.app.contentrules
#9258
Replace Products.ATReferenceBrowserWidget with archetypes.referencebrowserwidget
#9259
Group dashboards
#9263
GenericSetup syntax for importing Sharing page roles
#9264
Merge backport patches from plone.app.dexterity into Plone
#9272
Exposing and editing Dublin Core properties
#9285
Show blocked portlets in management interface
#9286
Allow to show/hide portlets
#9305
Use real names instead of usernames
#9309
Better search for East Asian (multi-byte) languages.
#9310
User registration process more flexible
#9315
New theme for Plone 4
#9316
Unify folder implementations
#9321
Reimplement the search form with an eye on usability
#9330
Add ability to choose group when adding new site members

Plone 4.0 Alpha Release