AJ Tarachanowicz has written in about the latest updates that have been made over at the Seagull project - a move up to the first Release Candidate for version 0.6 of the framework.
After a 2 week sprint to the finish line, I'm pleased to announce the first release candidate for the 0.6 series of Seagull framework project is now available for download . There's been a lot of improvements implemented under the hood, but the most noticeable change is the completely redesigned admin user interface by Julien Casanova. Curious to try before you 'buy', checkout the demo at http://demo.seagullproject.org (config edits disabled). Although we have maintained our 1 release per month policy for most of the project's life, the last stable release was back in November 2005, and that was from the 0.4 series which started way back in the beginning of 2005.
Other improvements that he's notes you'll find in this release are:
- workflow and usability vastly improved with the sleek new admin GUI
- the Translation2 package is now fully integrated
- internationalised GUI strings
- navigation management vastly improved
- subtrees of navigation for each role of user in the system
- navigation types extended to include external links
- and much, much more...
If you haven't tried Seagull yet, now is a good time to check it out. The 0.6 series will be supported and improved throughout the coming months after which we're aiming for the 1.0 release. As the project's goals for feature completeness are now almost fully realised, there will be 1 final development cycle before we release 1.0 which we anticipate will happen in mid 2006. If you want to get in touch with the development team you can find us on #seagull, and for all bugs/feature requests please us.