Orchard v0.8 Released

Tags: Orchard

Well we have all been waiting for it!… Orchard v0.8 is released, excellent. Thanks a lot to the Orchard team, cant wait to dig my teeth in, and migrate my blog up to v0.8 from v0.5 (hoping there is a upgrade path – fingers crossed)

An email sent from Bradley Millington announced it today -

“Forgive the terse email, but I wanted to let you all know that the Orchard 0.8 release is officially live:

http://orchardproject.net http://orchard.codeplex.com/releases/view/49388

The Outercurve Foundation will be publishing a blog post about the release early tomorrow.

We are especially proud of this release, as it finally brings the long-promised theme engine to life. We added widget support as the icing on the cake.

The docs for this release are a little behind, but we are working to catch up the docs as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the Orchard Discussions on Codeplex are always good place to tap the expertise of the Orchard team to get your questions answered.

Enjoy!

Bradley (on behalf of the rest of the Orchard team)”

The current iteration delivered:

  • Migration of existing themes and modules to new theming engine, new developer theme
  • Theme packaging
  • Widgets

All I can say is, what can I look forward to in the next iteration.

1 Comment

  • Richard Garside said

    I've only been playing around a little bit with 0.8 but I really love the widgets and layout engine. It seems really flexible and once I understand how to make my own widgets I think it's going to be really powerful. I was a bit disappointed to find there is no upgrade path from 0.5. Luckilly I only have blog data in my current Orchard site so I should be able to use your BlogML module to move everything accross. I've managed to export my old blog, I'm just waiting for the 0.8 version of BlogML. Thanks for this module by the way, it's been a live saver.

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