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Scoop 1.0 release Announcements
By janra , Section Project []
Posted on Wed Jun 16, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
At long last, Scoop 1.0 is available. Whether you've been tracking CVS or have stuck with 0.9, there is news inside for you.

Inside: changes to CVS, major features and bugfixes since 0.9, and Scoop's future.

Changes to CVS

Way back at the last developer meeting, we decided that once 1.0 was released, we'd split the CVS tree into two branches, STABLE and CURRENT.

STABLE will be basically what you've been checking out from CVS if you've been tracking it before now; namely, changes are tested and work to the best of our knowledge, although there is always an element of risk.

CURRENT will be a place for us to work on major new features that may break backwards-compatibility and may not work properly at any given moment. Changes will still be tested, but not necessarily as thoroughly as they will in STABLE. We don't recommend using CURRENT to run a live site.

To check out the 1.0 release:
cvs co -r scoop-1_0-RELEASE scoop

Captain_Tenille will post more information about the changes to CVS and how to use the different branches, since it was his idea.

Major features and bugfixes since 0.9

If you've been tracking CVS, you've seen these features appear over time. If you're still running 0.9 or a version even older than that, now's a good time to upgrade...

  • Archiving
  • File uploads
  • "Safe mode"
  • More flexible comment rating system
  • Macros
  • Admin tools search
  • New admin documentation
  • Ads and subscriptions work out of the box now
For descriptions and a more complete list, see the CHANGES file. (If it asks for login information, give it user = anonymous, pass = anonymous)

Scoop's future

Quite a few new features have been proposed and started for future versions of Scoop, including mod_perl2/apache2 support, postgreSQL support (for real this time, we actually have some code submitted, not just a promise), more flexible user prefererences, wiki-style collaboration and versioning on Scoop stories, and much more.

The Scoop Bug Muncher has proven helpful for tracking bugs, patches, and the "1.0 to-do list" in the months it's been running, so I think we'll keep it. Thanks to MostlyHarmless for setting it up.

Hopefully we will have releases a little more frequently than every year or so from now on, for those who don't like running the CVS version.

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Scoop 1.0 release | 5 comments (5 topical, 0 hidden)
1.0 (none / 0) (#1)
by slinberg on Sat Jun 19, 2004 at 10:46:49 AM PST

Got 1.0 running on my 0.9+mess install - had a little trouble with ops getting corrupted, but dumping and rebuilding the ops table fixed that.

Patch 17 also initially failed because apparently the earlier patches I ran didn't contain this line from the scoop.sql file:

INSERT INTO ops VALUES ('ads','default_template','buyimpressions_box',1,1,'','',' distribute','Used for purchasing ad impressions.');

I applied it by hand and re-ran the update script and everything else went in OK.  Now I'm waiting for my users to start complaining about anything that broke. :)

Very happy to be at 1.0 Strict, though!



Admin search (none / 0) (#2)
by slinberg on Sat Jun 19, 2004 at 11:32:52 AM PST

The Admin Search tool is fabulous. :)  It's already saved me some braincells.




Still deciding... (none / 0) (#4)
by haasim on Tue Jun 22, 2004 at 11:13:04 PM PST

I'm very curious about Scoop and I was hoping to find some kind of demo server where I could fool around with the admin features before I take the time to install this seeming complicated CMS. While seraching google for the term Scoop CMS, I found: http://scoop.cim.com.au I find it strange that web geeks don't really talk about 'Scoop' even though it powers the very well known Kuro5hin.org site. How does Scoop compare to something like Mambo? (I briefly tried their demo server, but I found the admin setup convoluted)



want scoop (none / 0) (#5)
by moo on Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 07:23:27 AM PST

I want to get scoop for my site but don't know where to get it



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