The TYPO3 CMS Team and the TYPO3 Community are happy to announce the availability of a new sneak preview of the upcoming 6.2 LTS release: 6.2 alpha3.
Lot of time has passed since the release of alpha2 (July 11st, 2013). In fact we were supposed to have released a Beta version by now, but decided to postpone that until Mid-October. This developer snapshot together with these release note provides the TYPO3 enthusiasts with the right ingredients to see where the development is heading.
We finally raised the hard PHP version requirement to 5.3.7 (#50529). This means TYPO3 6.2 alpha3 will not work anymore on Debian Squeeze (oldstable) and on Redhat Enterprise and CentOS 6.4. Support for ImageMagick 4 and 5 was also finally dropped in the Core.
Meanwhile the Release Team decided that all still supported TYPO3 Versions (4.5, 4.7, 6.0, 6.1 and of course 6.2) should work with MySQL up to 5.5 and PHP up to 5.5.
What’s new with alpha3 since alpha2?
Most prominent changes:
- New Documentation Module
- Install Tool Usability, Stability and New Features
- Extension Manager with the new Distribution Management System
- Salted Password by Default
- Usability Improvements
- Functional Tests / Quality Assurance
Unique new changes in 6.2 alpha3 since alpha2
We count 199 unique new issues solved since alpha2. Apart from that, the team was able to commit 186 other bugfixes which were also backported to older releases (6.1, 6.0, 4.7, 4.5)! That’s a huge effort, thanks to everyone involved! Refer to the git log for full details.