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the maker - Content Management System / News: Recent posts

What we are up to..

Occasionally you have to take a step back and make sure you are moving in the right direction. We are quite happy with the current feature set in the maker. The latest 0.9 release provides a solid set of tools for web-development. However, the next release will have a lot of improvements. We greatly improved easy of use and speed. The biggest changes are "under the hood". About 70 % of the code has been re-written or re-structured. This is giving us a huge advantage as it will be possible to implement new features in less time. Overall the code is more maintainable which means that bugs will be fixed sooner.... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2009-03-14

new release: the maker 0.8

What is new in the maker 0.8

* the scrollkeeper; when switching between items the maker remembers the cursor position
* after publish the cursor does stay in the edited position
* Bulk import
* imported files are queued for upload
* only enter a new filename for an imported file when a file with the same
* name already exists Sync Images With Server
* Added all CSS selectors to the insert menu
* Added Resources for learing HTML and CSS to the Help menu
* Switch to UTF-8 as project encoding
* many BugFixes... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2008-05-08

new release the maker 0.79

New features in 0.79 summary

- new feature: search
- when adding a new project the maker switches directly to it

- when a group is selected the editor is not cleared only when a new item is selected

- enlarge / decrease font size now only affects the editor

- import / work on any(!) kind of file

- all 78 XHTML tags available in Insert menu

- new Update Info Dialog containing information about changes... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2008-04-04

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the makerProject. One thing I can promise this will be a good year for the maker. Finally the 1.0 version will be released and a lot is going to happen. We are ready ...

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2008-01-01

Merry Christmas

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the holidays.

Greetings from the makerProject

http://www.makercms.org

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-12-24

Happy Thanksgiving

The makerProject is wishing you a "Happy Thanksgiving". We have been working very hard to develop a real workhorse for you. The maker is a very efficient tool and it is getting better by the month.
We wish you all a very happy holiday season and maybe we will have a 0.8 release for you to put under the christmas tree. We'll see.

download:

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=167680

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-11-22

new release the maker 0.72

his is a BUGFIX release. In the earlier version there have been the following issues:

* some files in the white template have been named in uppercase thus causing problems on Linux
* if an error occured and the cursor was busy (clock) it remained in that state
* when file creation was cancelled there were errors
* better Linux support, fallback code for older wxPython versions
* when a dynamic was saved it was overwriting the last .content file in the list - FIXED
* fixed bug in FTPBrowser. If the directory that was selected was deeper than one level an incorrect path had been returned

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-11-14

update the maker 0.71

Just a few days after the release of the 0.7 this is now 0.71.
This is a BUGFIX release. In the earlier version there have been the following issues:

* importing files did not work
* the color picker tool did not return a value
* imported files where always treated as binary

Download and enjoy ! Please feel free to sent comments or bug reports.

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-11-07

better than ever: the maker 0.7

November 4, 2007 - The maker 0.7 has been released
After a long time of coding, the new maker is finally here. Better than ever...
New features will:
- when a new file is created it is automatically selected in the tree
- more templates for projects
- Upload Queue ! change as many files as you like and then upload them at once. No "make all" needed anymore.
- Change a .dynamic and the maker is only publishing the affected files
- introducing: maker markers... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-11-05

the maker 0.7 coming soon

The new and improved maker 0.7 will be released soon. We are in the last stages of development and are implementing the last features.

Some of them:

- when a new file is created it is automatically selected in the tree
- more templates for projects
- Upload Queue ! change as many files as you like and then upload them at once. No "make all" needed.
- Change a .dynamic and the maker is only publishing the affected files
- introducing: maker markers... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-10-20

the maker 0.6.93 released

* Fixed bug in RSS Creation. Before the fix the markup became invalid
* Changed code in source markers. Since the comment was above the Doctype declaration.
IE could not handle it. Misinterpreting the whole markup
* Finally fixed bug in Image import
* Error Messages in the log window are displayed with in a new line each

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-08-25

update: the maker 0.6.92

Due to some strange behavior in WxPython 2.8.4.2 , we went back to 2.8.4.0

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-08-24

the maker 0.6.91 released

This is a BUGFIX release

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-08-15

the maker 0.6.9 released

There are a lot of new features and improvements in this version and this is
also a preview to the upcoming 0.7 release.

We would appreciate your feedback, bug reports and comments.

Thank you for using the maker !

New features:

* improved make all
* renamable items
* some binary files managable (pdf, zip, mov ... )
* more supported filetypes (php, xml, html ... )
* a lot of GUI improvements
* default distribution settings
* file templates
* improved code styling in the editor
* comments in the html sources
* .head mode - for editing only the .head section of .content files
* and a lot more...

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-08-15

the maker 0.6.9 to be released

We are going to release the maker 0.6.9 on August 15. This is kind of a preview to the 0.7 version which will come out in October. Please subscribe to the RSS feed, here on SF or on the makercms.org website to naker sure that you don't miss those significant updates.

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-08-13

new Developer - Ian Barrow

The makerProject is pleased to announce that Ian Barrow has joined the development team. Ian has been an essential part of the development process since February '07 and since then has made countless suggestions for new features and improvements, many of them already visible in the 0.6.2 version. He has also done an amazing job in testing the maker as well as comiling the OS X Panther version.
Welcome to the makerProject Ian !

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-06-13

working on the maker 0.6.3

new features will be:
- improved make all
- renamable items
- templates
- binary files managable (pdf, zip, mp3 ... )
- unlimited project languages (english, german, french, ...)

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-05-25

the maker 0.6.2 released

The 0.6.2 Version of the maker has been released. This is mainly a BUGFIX release but there are a lot of improvements behind the scenes. Here are just some of the new features:

* the Image tool is able to keep image proportions at scaling
* single click item selection in the items list
* much better user interaction
* many bugfixes

Enjoy the new maker ! Please feel free to sent comments or bug reports.

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-03-19

the maker 0.6.2 coming soon

The maker 0.6.2 with a lot of Bug fixes and improvements is coming out before the end of march.

Something to look forward to: http://www.makercms.org/roadmap

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-03-11

the maker on Python411

Ron Stephens (http://www.awaretek.com/python) was so kind to interview Gerald for a second time about the maker.

The python411 podcast is hosted by Ron Stephens and has been created to help people learn Python and learn about Python.

[Listen to the interview at

http://cache.libsyn.com/awaretek/Python411_070218_GeraldSpreer.mp3

]14,1 Mb - format : mp3

Thanks to Ron for the Python 411 podcast. They are great and thank you for supporting the makerProject !

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-02-18

the maker 0.6.1 released

This is a BUGFIX release ! Enjoy...
Please send feedback to info@makercms.org

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-02-14

video tutorials online

the video tutorials are available at:

http://www.makercms.org/video

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-02-12

the maker 0.6 released !

The 0.6 Version of the maker has been released. Here are just some of the new features:

* a GUI makeover
* preview for CSS
* work offline ! - no permanent internet connection required
* File references are completed on upload
* multiple rss feeds
* multiple style sheets
* support for javascript / ajax
* support for cgi
* support for txt files (.htaccess, robots.txt ...)
* dynamic contents
* shortcuts for XHTML and CSS
* a brand new editing tool for the distribution settings... read more

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2007-02-10

new Developer

We happy to announce that Brinick Simmons joined the maker Project as a developer. A new release 0.6 can be expected sooner.
Also SVN is set up for all you would like to check out the current source.

Gerald

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2006-11-11

working on the maker 0.6

I am currently working on the maker 0.6. Please check out the http://www.makercms.org/roadmap for detailed information.
My goal is to make the-maker feature complete as soon as possible. A 1.0 Version can be expected soon although it it hard for me to make any predictions....
Still the maker is a one man project and I am looking for developers. If you would like to join this project go to http://www.makercms.org/developers

Posted by Gerald Spreer 2006-09-30