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Midgard 8.09.2 "Bosporus queries" Released

Nov 06, 2008, 04:35 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Piotr Pokora for this link. ]

Lodz, November 3rd 2008 -- The Midgard Project has released the second
maintenance release of Midgard 8.09 Ragnaroek LTS. Ragnaroek LTS is a
Long Term Support version of the free software content management

The 8.09.2 release focuses on major performance improvements and ease
of upgrade from earlier Midgard 1.8 installations. It is the first
maintenance release in the Ragnaroek series that combines both Midgard
and MidCOM.

The version 8.09.2 is recommended to all users of Midgard 1.8 and 8.09.

Main changes from 8.09.0:
  • MySQL errors when upgrading old databases have been fixed (#355)
  • SQL queries generated by MidCOM's DBA layer have been optimized (#412)
  • Midgard now sets up a standalone Asgard administrative interface for
  • all new site setups (#36 and #329)
  • MidCOM has a new handler for catching PHP Exceptions (#352)
  • MidCOM DBA is bypassed for configuration and element loading (#414 and #415)
  • Midgard Collector is now able to query metadata properties (#417)
  • MultiLang support has been improved with index articles and
  • attachments (#288 and #420)
  • Debian and Ubuntu packages now automatically install memcached and
  • SOLR (#380 and #381)
  • Datagard upgrade from 1.8 now installs same MidCOM packages to
  • Ragnaroek (#363)
  • Swedish translations are now included

In total 98 tickets have been closed for this release. See the Midgard
issue tracker for a full list:

Planned for next maintenance release:

  • More performance tuning
  • Changing MidCOM DBA from subclasses to decorators
  • Unit tests for midgard-php and MidCOM DBA layers
  • New Midgard visual guidelines deployed more widely
  • Filesync git integration for collaborative site development

See the full list in:

Source downloads


Binary packages


Getting started


Issue tracker


More information

Piotr Pokora, Midgard release manager

Henri Bergius, Midgard bug master

The Midgard Project

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