Task Center The task center was one part of the TYPO3 Backend that hasn't been evolved throughout the last versions. One of the reasons was that the code base wasn't really clean. Georg Ringer started to recode this part and also updated the related extensions as well. The rewritten parts include sys_actions as well. Thanks for that!
Documentation Updates Speaking of the last 20%, the system extensions "CSS Styled Content" and "Frontend User Login" now have a in-depth manual that is up-to-date. Thanks to Susanne Moog, Steffen Kamper, Jigal van Hemert and Jeff Segars.
Also, there are more than 100 bugs fixed since the last 4.4 release, you can find more infos for all new features in the source package in the NEWS.txt file or, for the more technical, in the ChangeLog. Get your package You can grab one of the following files from the <link https: typo3.org download packages>download page.
fb7050eaff968564626fb93208f672d8 dummy-4.4.0beta1.tar.gzWhat's next? There is actually one more feature missing - the Skinning API and the sprites API, along with an updated CSS definition for the TYPO3 Backend Skin. This feature is currently in the works and will be part of the next beta versions. The fact that this feature will be added after the feature freeze results from the major work that has already been done during the TYPO3 User Experience Week, so we don't want to miss out on this fundamental feature.
For the next steps, let's all concentrate on fixing bugs and testing the package. Be sure to report every single bug on <link http: bugs.typo3.org>bugs.typo3.org.
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