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Less than a week after 8.0, we have our first point release for concrete5 version 8. 8.0.1 fixes a number of bugs, a couple security issues and incorrect settings. 5.7.5.11 fixes some PHP version incompatibilities, security issues. Both are highly recommended; if you're running 5.7, grab 5.7.5.11 straight away. If you're on version 8, 8.0.1 is what you want.




We are proud to announce that concrete5 version 8 is now available for download! You can get it from here:

http://concrete5.org/download

A year or more in the making, version 8 features Express Data objects, file manager and stack folders, improvements to workflow, user desktops for collaboration, timed page releases, upgraded multilingual internals, a better installation process, and a completely updated, attribute-based form block. For developers, version 8 also features a refactored and rearchitected attributes system, a whole new workflow and notification system, much better support for the PHP Doctrine project, numerous updated versions of core and third party components and much much more.



The second release candidate for concrete5 version 8 is here! Featuring Express Data Objects, UI improvements, File Manager upgrades, User desktops, notification updates, multilingual improvements, better installation and much more, concrete5 8 is our biggest upgrade in years – and will be fully backward compatible.


You can now download the first release candidate for concrete5 version 8! Featuring Express Data Objects, Fieldless Forms, File Manager upgrades, User desktops, notification updates, multilingual improvements, better installation and much more, concrete5 8 is our biggest upgrade in years – and will be fully backward compatible.


The beta 6 version of concrete5 8.0 has been released for testing and feedback. You can download it here.To find out about the new features, see what’s in store for version 8. This version is good for site builders that are comfortable reporting and fixing bugs, and who are prepared to build their test sites from scratch. Beta releases are not recommended for production websites. Do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta release. Betas are ONLY intended for testing. This version will not upgrade cleanly over previous betas, but you should test upgrades over 5.7.5.9.


We’re often asked what the core team uses as our development stack. We tend to lean towards BYOD strategies. As long as a craftsman is using good tools and loving them, who are we to tell them what is better? That said, one of several apps that is universally loved at PortlandLabs for working on concrete5 is PHPStorm.


We had such fun at the London one, we're going to do it again in Munich.

Wednesday November 9th in München, Deutschland!

https://www.meetup.com/Munchen-Concrete5-Meetup/

Please RSVP early so we can find a location that fits the crowd.



Slack is great. We're there if you want to join us, just goto:

http://www.concrete5.org/slack


I had the pleasure of meeting 30 some people at a meetup thrown in our honor and sponsored by JBX last week in London.