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Bricolage 1.10.2 "Summer" is Here
Fellow mod_perlers,

The Bricolage development team is pleased to announce the release of
Bricolage 1.10.2. This maintenance release adds a number of
improvements and many bug fixes. Highlights include easier republishing
of documents from the Find inteface and better-behaving textarea fields
in Internet Explorer. The most important changes are:


* The "codeselect" field's Perl code can now return an array of array
references or a hash reference, in addition to the previous support
for an even-sized array reference. [David]

* Added a "Republish" checkbox and corresponding "Publish Checked"
button to the Story and Media "Find" pages for stories and media not
currently in workflow and to which the user has PUBLISH permission.
Based on a patch from Serge Sozonoff. [David]

* The number of items on a desk can now be displayed next to the
desk's name in the navigation menu, e.g. "Edit (10)". This feature is
configurable on a per-user basis via the new "Show Desk Asset Counts"
preference. Based heavily on a patch from Alex Howarth. [Marshall]

* Added a close icon to the drag bar of the dialog box. This is
useful when the dialog box is bigger than the browser window and the
close button therefore is off-screen. [David]

* Aliases are now indicated in Find Stories by an arrow icon just
before the story title. Suggested by Paul Orrock. [David]

* Added PUBLISH_RELATED_FAIL_BEHAVIOR bricolage.conf directive to be
used when PUBLISH_RELATED_ASSETS is enabled. If the automatic
publication of a related story or media document will not be possible
then the publish request will fail. It can be changed to "warn", the
previous behaviour, if required. [Paul Orrock]

* Added the "Remove Frameset" link to the control bar next to the
"Repreview" link in the preview window. [Paul Orrock]

* Slightly tweaked the background color on table rows to make them
easier to read. [Marshall]

* Object select lists (such as for story element types when creating
a new story) will now display as scrolling lists if there are more
than 50 items in the list, rather than 20 or more items. [David]

* Added a CSS ID to the <body> tag in the UI, of the form
"bricolage_VHOST_SERVER_NAME", where VHOST_SERVER_NAME is the value
defined in bricolage.conf. Use this ID when writing user stylesheets
to override the look of the Bricolage UI (see SkinningBricolage in
the Wiki) [Marshall]

Bug Fixes

* Fixed warnings in deprecated methods of
Bric::Biz::Element::Container so that they are no longer fatal.
Reported by Nate Perry-Thistle. [David]

* Fixed the "Search by Subelement" feature of story search. Thanks to
Nate Perry-Thistle for the spot. [David]

* The "Default Field" select list in Bulk Edit works again. Thanks to
Tom Kjeldsen for uncovering the underlying problem. [David]

* Fields that use the "codeselect" widget work again. Reported by
Michael Glaesemann. [David]

* Fixed the appearance of template diffs. Insertions and deletions
now have color and no longer show underlines and strikethroughs (bug
1171). [Marshall]

* Fixed a bug where search results would get "stuck" when pagination
is turned on. Thanks to Nate Perry-Thistle for the spot (bug 1166).

* New users can once again be created when using the LDAP
authentication engine. Reported by Christian Niles. [David]

* Using Internet Explorer to create a media document via a the upload
field in a related media element no longer uses a full Windows file
system path. Reported by Tom Kjeldsen. [David]

* Aliases are once again identifiable on desks by a different
background color for the title, and now also with an arrow icon that
appears just before the story title. [David]

* Contributors are no longer sorted by the "Name Format" preference's
representation of the contributors' names in the interface to edit
contributor associations. They are now properly sorted by association
order. Reported by Bret Dawson. [David]

* The Help and logo popup buttons works again in Internet Explorer.
Reported by Chris Heiland. [David]

* Autosizing textarea fields now display full size in Internet
Explorer when they have no content, instead of only 1 character wide.
Reported by Paul Orrock. [David]

* The Bulk Edit and template code textarea fields no longer jump
around as you type in IE 6. [David]

For a complete list of the changes in Bricolage 1.10.2, see the changes
list at For
the complete history of ongoing changes in Bricolage, see Bric::Changes

Download Bricolage 1.10.2 now from the Bricolage Website at, from the SourceForge download page
at, or from
the Kineticode download page at

About Bricolage

Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management and
publishing system. It offers a browser-based interface for ease-of use,
a full-fledged templating system with complete HTML::Mason,
HTML::Template, PHP5, and Template Toolkit support for flexibility, and
many other features. It operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment and
uses the PostgreSQL RDBMS for its repository. A comprehensive,
actively-developed open source CMS, Bricolage has been hailed by eWEEK
as "quite possibly the most capable enterprise-class open-source
application available."


--The Bricolage Team

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